“Our instructors are the foundation of your success”​

Developing the correct attitudes in and out of the cockpit is crucial to your success not only when applying for a flight crew job, but also throughout your career as a pilot. One of the most decisive factors in whether students acquire these qualities is the dedication and professionalism of their instructor and the training regime and disciplines which are followed.


All our instructors are dedicated professionals and they will have your best interest at heart. Many of them are graduates of our internship programme and have been themselves through the high demands of training so understand what it takes to succeed and become the best.


Our flight instructor team is also very wide ranging in its experience, consisting not only of newly qualified interns, but also highly experienced senior instructors as well as an active management team engaged in a wide variety of teaching and checking roles; including the new ab-initio students, flying instructors, stage checks, flight tests and instructor standardisation. 


Finally, an important fact to consider especially in an overseas school is that ALL of our instructors are European EASA qualified, not simply FAA standardised which you often find elsewhere – a point really worth checking when you make your comparisons!




Trevor Brackston,

Accountable Manager

Flight Examiner

FI / CPL / PPL / ME /

FIC Instructor





With almost 10,000 hours total flight time, 25 years as a Professional Pilot and worldwide airline flying experience including Transatlantic and Transpacific routes Trevor is responsible for overseeing all EASA Flight Training. Trevor previously directed two of the most renowned flight training organizations worldwide, (both larger than any European school).

Stephen Fisher,

Head of Training

Chief Flight Instructor

EASA Senior Examiner

FI / CPL / PPL / ME / IR

FIC Instructor


Stephen Fisher joined the team as FIC Course Manager. With 40 years as a pilot, more than 25 years as a flying instructor,World wide Airline experience, almost 20 years as an FIC instructor and 10 years as a Flying Instructor Examiner (FIE), Stephen brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the programme. With over 15,000 hours of teaching at all levels and as an experienced flight examiner for PPL, CPL, IR and FI’s, Stephen is dedicated to upholding the very highest standards.

Tony Pool,

EASA & FAA Instructor



Tony is a retired British Army Captain and holds both FAA and EASA instructor ratings. He has nearly 4000 hrs and over 3000 from giving instruction in Private, Multi and Instrument. He has flown over 40 different aircraft and counting from Tiger Moths to a business jet. He knows Florida very well as he has flown to nearly every airport in Florida since he started flying in the USA 20 years ago. He is also our new CPL instructor.

Darrell Taylor,

EASA & FAA Instructor



Darrell is from Bristol, UK. He started flying at the age of 14 and has been flying for almost 15 years.He has experience of instructing in both Europe and the USA, so is well placed to prepare you for aviating on both sides of the Atlantic. He prides himself in ensuring his students perform to the very best of their ability so that their skills tests and future flying experiences don't present any problems.

Magnus Johansen,

EASA & FAA Instructor



Magnus is from Bodø, Norway. He came to us after spending 4 years in the Royal Norwegian Airforce and started his ab initio flight training with EFT in 2014. He was then selected to join the instructor team in 2016. He finished all of his skills tests with first time passes and strives to insure that his students follow in his footsteps.

Stefano Santonico,

Compliance Monitoring Manager

EASA Flight Examiner

EASA and FAA Instructor

FI / CPL / PPL / ME / IR / FIC Instructor



Stefano is a retired Italian airline Captain with more than 20.000 hours of total flight time. He joined at the age of 18 the Italian Air Force Academy and from that moment on he never stopped flying. He owns a Master Degree in Aeronautical Engineering. In his professional career he has covered several EASA managing positions as Flight Safety Manager, Flight Operations Manager and Crew Training Manager. He has more that 17 years of experience as both flight and ground instructor.



Administrative Staff



Instructor Recruitment/Sales



Antonia has been actively involved in the flight training industry for over many years, focusing mainly on sales and student recruitment for three major international flight schools. She is also a qualified commercial pilot with experience flying in Europe and the USA, a great advantage as she helps aspiring pilots understand their training options. Her depth of knowledge, patience and empathy for customers make her an ideal person to talk to before deciding which school to attend. Email or call Antonia, she will always give the best help and guidance she can.


Flight Operations Support



Elaine is responsible for supporting the Flight Operations Department & invigilating all ground exams. Elaine is a native of Florida. She has over 25 years of experience in office administration with 10 of those years being in aviation. She has a strong love for helping others and a love for all aspects of aviation. She enjoys all types of outside activities with her family and loves to travel.


Students Recruitment



Mary has extensive experience in aviation specializing in student recruitment and student services. Her current responsibilities include being the colleges NATA specialist (TSA). As student advisor she is available to answer questions and help guide students through the process.

European Flight Training started in 1999 as an aviation school offering EASA Flight Training in Florida and has developed into one of the most prestigious aviation flight schools in the United States.


European Flight Training offers, through its parent company Aviator College, an Aviation Degree Program which has specific emphasis on the pilot training aspects needed to meet the requirements of the commercial airline pilot industry.

EFT is one of the few flight schools in the USA to offer approved training for the European pilot’s license, zero through ATPL, at its approved EASA ATO number 0008.

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