meet our team

Mike Killian - Director of Ops / Chief Pilot

Flying from a very young age, Mike grew up in aviation and started taking lessons when he was only twelve years old.  Since then he has amassed over 6000 flight hours flying both fixed-wing and helicopters.  He holds an Airline Transport Pilot Certificate and Certified Flight Instructor Certificate for Airplane Single & Multi-Engine as well as Helicopters.  In addition to serving as the Director of Operations at Corsair Aviation, Mike is also the primary pilot for the company's air charter operation and works part-time flying helicopters for the news.  Mike holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Henley-Putnam University.

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Dana Baker - Check Instructor

Dana became hooked on learning to fly after taking a ride in his friend's airplane. Shortly after completing his Private Pilot Certificate he decided to push forward and become a Certified Flight Instructor.  His strong desire to share aviation shows in his enthusiastic dedication to flight training.  Having flown a wide variety of aircraft, Dana holds a tail-wheel endorsement and even built his own kit airplane!  When not flying, Dana works in the movie industry and is an avid drone pilot. 

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Krishnan Swaminathan - Flight Instructor

Born in sunny southern India, Krishnan grew up watching airliners of many types on final approach. After graduating from university, he developed a successful career as a live and studio musician. He moved to Los Angeles to further his musical education, which led to developing a parallel track as a music educator. In 2018, he embarked on his full-time aviation journey, which resulted in his CFI certificate. In addition to instructing, he hopes to construct an aviation career that is as varied as it is interesting. In his spare time, he enjoys music, the outdoors, time with his family, and playing with animals.  With a background in the creative arts and a passion for teaching, Krishnan will ensure that your aviation experience is focused, goal-oriented, and fun! 

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Roy Koehmstedt - Flight Instructor

Roy has been inspired by aviation from his first flight in high school with his local Civil Air Patrol unit. Wanting to serve in the military and work with aircraft, he attended the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs. There he became a sailplane instructor pilot and introduced fellow students to the joy of flying gliders. He commissioned into the U.S. Air Force in 2014 and served as an Aircraft Maintenance Officer, working with the E-8C Joint STARS reconnaissance aircraft. While serving, he obtained his Private, Commercial, Instrument, and CFI certificates. Roy looks forward to flying as a full time career and helping others turn their aviation dreams into reality!

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Jessica Liu - Flight Instructor

Jessica didn’t see herself as becoming a pilot at first but she’s always had an interest in math, science and education. After dabbling in several fields such as engineering, programming and animation she eventually made her way to aviation. She took an extracurricular ground course at Camarillo Airport that sparked her passion for flying and she began pursuing her private pilot’s license at the age of 18. As a student at Corsair Aviation she completed her training up to flight instructor certificate within the following two years. Her passion for flying and teaching makes her an enthusiastic instructor and she can’t wait to help you achieve your goals! 

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Edgar Canedo - Flight Instructor

Growing up near the McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas, Nevada, Edgar dreamed of one day becoming a pilot. After high school he attended Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach, Florida; where he earned a Bachelor Degree in Aeronautics along with his Private Pilot Certificate and Instrument Rating. Taking a job with Southwest Airlines, he saved up and completed his Commercial and CFI certificates before moving to California. As a CFI, Edgar is happy to share his passion for aviation!

Tyler Broulik - Flight Instructor

Born and raised in Southern California, Tyler grew up in the Antelope Valley. His interest in aviation stems from his father and grandfather who worked as aeronautical engineers at USAF Plant 42. After receiving his class A skydiving certification in 2017, Tyler decided to pursue a career as a pilot. He enrolled as a student at Corsair Aviation and eventually became a Certified Flight Instructor. Tyler brings first hand experience as a student utilizing the Cessna Flight Training Syllabus as well as extensive local knowledge, and a passion for all things aviation.

Daniel Fierro - Flight Instructor

Daniel grew up in the San Fernando Valley before moving to Prescott, AZ to attend Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. While attending, he was a member of the national championship winning Golden Eagles Flight Team and obtained his Commercial Pilot Certificate with Multi-Engine Rating. Initially, Daniel started at Corsair Aviation renting aircraft before enrolling as a student and obtaining his Certified Flight Instructor Certificate utilizing the Cessna Flight Training System. Upon graduating, he worked in airport operations management for a regional airline before deciding to continue pursuing his passion for flying as well as teaching others. Daniel enjoys being able to introduce new pilots to the skies. 

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