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Meet Our Team

Flight Instruction Pricing

Instructor Type Club Rate Walk-In Rate
Flight Instructor $60.00 $65.00
Assistant Chief Flight Instructor $65.00 $70.00
Chief Flight Instructor $70.00 $75.00
Twin Engine Instruction $70.00 $75.00
Twin Engine Instruction Chief CFI’s $80.00 $85.00
Owner Aircraft Instruction $85.00 $90.00
Owner Twin Aircraft Instruction $95.00 $100.00



Michael O'Neal

Chief Flight Instructor

Michael is responsible for the check out of all Certified Flight Instructors (CFI’s) at SkyBound Aviation. Michael, along with the other CFI’s, will check out a renter or student in any aircraft at SkyBound in addition to instructing and providing commercial piloting services. Michael’s other responsibilities at Skybound Aviation include oversight of aircraft maintenance and scheduling. Michael operates for Skybound Aviation through AV8 Inc.; Skybound Aviation purchased AV8’s assets September 2006.

Michael O’Neal has been in the aviation industry since 1976, and his ratings include commerical pilot with instrument rating, single engine land, multi engine land, flight instructor and instrument flight instructor. He has over 28,000 flight hours, of which 80% are in instruction. Michael has flown and instructed in single engine land, multi-engine land, complex, and high performance aircraft, and has been flying in the Atlanta area for over 35 years. His number is 770-377-2169 or Email Michael O’Neal.

Kerwin Day

Assistant Chief Flight Instructor

Kerwin is a career professional independent instructor. He is a CFII who can instruct and provide private pilot services. His ratings include commercial pilot with instrument rating, single engine land, multi engine land, flight instructor, instrument flight instructor, and atp. Kerwin has been flying for 40 years and about 75% of his hours are instructing. His number is 770-634-9301 or Email Kerwin Day.

You can also visit Kerwin’s website, K&M Aero Services.

Shawn Hardin

Assistant Chief Flight Instructor

Shawn has been flying for over twelve years and has been a Certified Flight Instructor (CFI-A) and Instrument Flight Instructor (CFII) for ten years, where he has maintained a 98% first time
student pass rate in both Part 61 and 141 programs. He is a Commercial Pilot, holding Single-Engine, Multi-Engine, and Instrument Ratings, with over 3,000 flight hours in over 50 different
aircraft models. His flying experience includes working in both the private and government sectors as a Flight Instructor, Forestry Pilot, King Air 90 Charter Pilot, and Ferry Pilot for private aircraft owners. Prior to becoming a flight instructor, he served eight years in the United States Marine Corps (1996-2004; Honorable Discharge) and was a full-time Firefighter/EMT for three years.  Email Shawn Hardin.


Bruce Dance

Part-Time Flight Instructor

Bruce is a part time independent flight instructor with almost 40 years experience. He insists on keeping each lesson fun, but is dedicated to professionalism and safety. Whether you’re a first time student pilot, or already a pilot training for an advanced rating, Bruce has the experience to help you reach your goal.

He holds a Commercial Certificate with Single Engine Land, Multi Engine Land and Glider ratings. He is also a Certified Flight Instructor and Instrument Instructor, with an Advanced Ground Instructor and Instrument Ground Instructor Certificate. He also teaches tail-wheel techniques.

For more info, check out Bruce’s website: www.brucedance.com.


Joe Lanier

Part-Time Flight Instructor

Joe Lanier has spent most of his adult life working in and around textiles mills in the southeast. When manufacturing moved overseas, he pursued his lifelong dream of flying. Joe became a private pilot in 2006 and began teaching in 2010.  Except for a short training stint in Greensboro, NC, Joe has been based at PDK Airport.  He is a full-time instructor for private and instrument students in the Cessna and Cirrus aircraft. His ratings include Commercial Pilot, SEL, Instrument, AGI, CFI.   His number is 706-773-1504 or Email Joe Lanier.


Steven Hurst

Part-Time Flight Instructor

Steve is a commercial. single and multi-engine, instrument rated flight instructor. He has helped build two experimental aircraft and is experienced in both ultra light and tail wheel aircraft. He has been instructing for more than 40 years and his students are currently flying for major airlines as well as for your business and pleasure. He specializes in personalized instruction to help you meet your aviation goals. His cell phone number is 678-371-2920. His email is terry_hurst@bellsouth.net.

Rodney Russell

Part-Time Flight Instructor

Rodney is a retired Air Force Lt. Colonel and Delta Air Lines Captain. His ratings include – ASEL, AMEL, ASES, Instrument, ATP, CFII, Cessna 150 Owner Ratings – B-757; B-767; CE-500; DC-9; EA-500S. His total flying time is approximately 23,000 hours.  His number is 404-931-1872 or Email Rodney Russell.

Jeff Kidd

Part-Time Flight Instructor

Jeff is a part-time flight instructor balancing flying with his computer software consulting firm. He has a BS and MS degrees in Computer Science from Georgia Tech and is a Master-level Chess Player. Jeff had always wanted to fly as his father and two brothers are pilots. His first lesson was in a glider in 1971. He also had several lessons in a C150. He dropped out of flying soon thereafter but never lost the flying bug! Jeff began flying seriously in 1995. He earned his Private Pilot ASEL in Feb 1996, and his Instrument Rating later that year.  His ratings include Commercial Pilot SEL/MEL Instrument (1997), Flight Instructor SE/ME Instrument (1997-1998), Commercial Pilot Glider (1999), and Airline Transport Pilot MEL (2000). Jeff has over 4,000 hours total time with almost half of those hours instructing. He is checked out in all of Skybound Aviation’s Cessnas and Pipers. “I’m pretty relaxed in the air, but very demanding on the ground.” Jeff states. “I work very hard to help my students achieve their goals in aviation. I fly because I love to, and hope that shows!” His number is 404-664-9833. Email Jeff Kidd.

Cecily Lyons

Part-Time Flight Instructor

As a child Cecily never thought about flying, had no idea that at age 18 she would become a Private Pilot. Flying became the most exciting part of her life, she wanted to get all my ratings immediately! It took twelve long, hard years. Her qualifications include more than 15,000 hours of flight time, Instrument Rating, CFI,CFII, Multi Engine, and the ATP. Her experiences include Charter Flights, Corporate Flying, and of course Flight Instructing. This is what she loves, teaching people how to fly. Call her at 404-398-9026 or Email Cecily Lyons.

Randy Ferrell

Part-Time Flight Instructor

Randy flies professionally and loves to train on weekends and his down time. His number is 678-386-9341 or Email Randy Ferrell.

Anna Nguyen

Part-Time Flight Instructor

A recipient of the recent AOPA 2017 Distinguished Flight Instructor Award, Anna is committed to quality and positive flight training experience.  As an aerospace engineer from Georgia Tech, Anna enjoys designing airplanes, but as a pilot, she is truly passionate and excited about flying and instructing. Having instructed in many places in the country in different conditions including Indianapolis, Fresno and San Francisco, Anna enjoys the daily challenges of general aviation. With over 3,000 hours Anna’s ratings include Airplane Single Engine Sea (ASES), Certified Flight Instructor (CFI), Certified Flight Instructor Instrument (CFII), Multi-Engine Instructor (MEI), and Airline Transport Pilot (ATP). Call her at 765-631-9698 or Email Anna Nguyen.

James Archer

Part-Time Flight Instructor

James is a certificated Airline Transport Pilot for both single and multi-engine land aircraft.  With over 15 years as an instructor, he holds training certificates in instrument, single and multi-engine aircraft as well as an instrument and advanced ground instructor.  His specializes in instrument training, instrument proficiency checks, flight reviews, and advanced ratings and certificates.  He enjoys teaching aeronautical decision making, safety, and professionally and recreationally tracked students who desire to get to the next level as a pilot.  His professional aviation experience is extensive in cabin class aircraft, including the Beechcraft King Air 90 and 200 models. Call him at 678-427-2142 or Email James Archer.

Andrew Woeber

Part-Time Flight Instructor

Andrew is a CFI/CFII/MEI with Commercial Single and Multi –Engine land ratings. He enjoys teaching and is ready to help you reach your aviation goals. Call him at 678-468-7752 or Email Andrew Woeber.