Passionate aviators obsessed with your success

Passionate aviators obsessed with your success

Bill Burke

Senior Certified Flight Instructor

Bill is enjoying aviation as a second career. A licensed pilot since a young man, Bill has operated a successful small business for many years. Eventually, he chose to pursue his instructor licenses and work as a professional instructor in addition to running his business. Bill has amassed enough experience to qualify as a senior flight instructor.

Gabriel Jaszczak

Certified Flight Instructor

Gabe is originally from Montana where he was exposed to the unique back country style of flying that you can only do in that part of the world. His ultimate goal is to return home and be able to do some of that flying whether it be fire spotting, or wildlife survey.

Nick McCooey

Certified Flight Instructor

Nick is a native Rhode Islander who discovered a fascination with flying when his family took trips to Florida when he was a child. The highlight of every trip was the airline flight to and from their vacation. As a certified flight instructor, Nick loves exploring new topics with his students and watching them progress from novice to experienced pilots.

Chris Tancrell

Certified Flight Instructor

Chris is a veteran of the U.S. Navy where he spent years as an instructor, teaching avionics maintenance. Working on and around F/A-18’s and P-3’s helped to inspire Chris to make the move from the maintenance crew to the air crew. His experience as an instructor in the Navy lends itself perfectly to teaching the fine art of flying.

Rob Dumovic

Assistant Chief Flight Instructor

Rob began his flying career in his home state of Ohio in a collegiate program. As a seasoned instructor, Rob loves nothing more than teaching the fine art of tailwheel and aerobatic flying. He has competed in regional aerobatic contests and is actively pursuing moving into higher levels of competition.

Vicki Kuo

Chief Flight Instructor

Vicky was given an introductory flight as a gift several years ago. She was instantly hooked and devoted herself to her training. She completed all of her flight training in only a year and a half and has amassed close to 7,000 hours of providing flight instruction to students. When she is not instructing, she may be found exploring southern New England in her Falco F.8L.

Ray Collins

Senior Flight Instructor

Ray has amassed over 33,000 flight hours in his career and has flown everything from airlines, to Learjets, to Citation business jets. He flies with our students as a check airman, ensuring that they are meeting the goals of their training and progressing as pilots. Flying with Ray is nothing short of flying with a master pilot.

Larry Whipple

Director of Maintenance

Larry is a second generation aircraft technician, following in the footsteps of his father. He is an accomplished IA and has helped teach aircraft maintenance to hundreds of students throughout New England. Not only a technician, Larry has been flying his entire life and is a part owner of a classic 1965 Beechcraft Musketeer.

Sean Quill

Mechanic Apprentice

Sean grew up near a small airport in western MA. The Piper’s and Cessna’s flying overhead were mesmerizing. Family airline trips deepened his passion for flying and would eventually inspire a career in aviation. There is nothing he doesn’t want to explore in flying: racing, aerobatics, classic and modern. If it has wings, Sean wants to fly it.

Brian Shippee

A&P Technician

Brian is a veteran of the US Navy where he served as an aircraft mechanic working on F/A-18 Hornets. His quick wit and mechanical expertise have made Brian a beloved member of the Horizon Aviation family for over 10 years. When he isn’t maintaining our airplanes, he can be found serving as a member of the T.F. Green Airport fire department.

Steve Derosiers


Steve grew up near the New Bedford Airport and remembers watching airplanes come and go as a child alongside his father, also a pilot. An invitation to explore an early Gulfstream I cemented a lifelong fascination with flying. The airplane that continues to consume Steve’s imagination is the 7-ton, P-47 Thunderbolt fighter/bomber from World War II.

Alex Greenlee


Alex has been obsessed with flying ever since his family brought him to an air show in Maine when he was a child. It inspired a lifelong fascination with the history of aviation, something that still drives his flying pursuits. He is determined to not only enjoy a career as a professional pilot, but to also fly some of the world’s rarest vintage aircraft and warbirds.

Rylan Richard


Rylan grew up in an Air Force household, moving where ever his father’s next assignment took them. The experience inspired him to pursue a path towards becoming a second generation fighter pilot. Rylan’s father flew F-15C Eagles in the USAF and later, the MA Air National Guard. Already a Private Pilot, Rylan hopes to defend the United States in the same aircraft as his father.


Warwick, RI: 401-736-5115

Norwood, MA: 781-762-7600


Warwick, RI:  401-736-5115                Norwood, MA:  781-762-7600


You can fly. We can teach you.