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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 7000 flight hours flying both fixed-wing and helicopters. His experience inlcudes flying for law enforcement and LA news agencies. 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. Mike holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Henley-Putnam University.

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Tyler Broulik - Assistant Chief Pilot

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. Tyler earned the prestigious gold seal on his flight instructor certificate in 2024.

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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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Armen Dermenjian - Check Instructor

Biography coming soon!

Ryder Markey - Flight Instructor

Ryder was born and raised in Los Angeles and spent some time living in Canada with his family. His mother worked in Los Angeles as a celebrity makeup artist. He attended Cal State University, Northridge and completed his Bachelor’s of Science in business management with a minor in psychology. After university he utilized his dual citizenship to train in Canada as a cadet with WestJet Airlines. During the pandemic he decided to return to Los Angeles. In his spare time, he enjoys traveling, riding super sport motorcycles, cooking, learning new languages and spending time with friends.

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Dennis Eisagholian - Flight Instructor

Ever since he was a child, Dennis was fascinated with flying and all types of aircraft. However, he never thought it would be possible to pursue his passion. In 2020, he took his first Discovery Flight and instantly knew this was the career he was going to pursue. After earning his Private Pilot certificate at Corsair Aviation, Dennis continued his training completing his Instrument Rating, Commercial Pilot certificate and Multi-Engine Rating before becoming a Certified Flight Instructor. He began teaching in 2022 and is loving it everyday! His goal is to help others realize their dreams.

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Emil Kodabakshi - Flight Instructor

Emil was born and raised in Los Angeles. He has loved aviation and flying from an early age and has always aspired to be a pilot. In 2019, he received his private pilot certificate at Corsair Aviation gaining flight experience in the So-Cal area while working in HR and IT. Fast forward in time, he quit his jobs and moved to Arizona to study full-time to acquire his commercial pilot certificate with single and multi-engine ratings as well as Certified Flight Instructor certificate with Instrument and Multi-engine ratings. During this time, he gained experience flying all over the US form the East Coast to the West. Holding an additional advanced and instrument ground instructor certificate, his passion for the subject spreads to the knowledge portion of aviation and is always available to make sure you understand the subject and clean up all questions or confusions that you may have. His goal as an instructor is, “To help you become a confident, safe, and proficient pilot.”

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Quinn Larkin - Flight Instructor

Quinn Larkin is a native of Santa Clarita Valley, located just north of the Van Nuys Airport. He realized his dream of flying at a young age and began flight training while still in high school. After graduating, Quinn enrolled in college obtaining his Associates Degree in Aviation Administration. Alongside this achievement, Quinn progressed through his training here at Corsair Aviation, eventually obtaining his Certified Flight Instructor certificate. Quinn often mentions that he would like to, "bring the same enthusiasm to his students that his flight instructors showed him throughout his training." His love for aviation inspires him to share this passion with all of his future students and fellow pilot colleagues. When not flight, Quinn is an avid fisherman. His favorite type of fish to catch is Northern Pike!

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Martin Salazar - Flight Instructor

Born and raised in Los Angeles, Martin first developed an interest in aviation after touring the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library's Air Force One Pavilion. An alumnus of Corsair Aviation, Martin began his journey towards becoming a pilot in 2021, having started out working in line service at Burbank Airport. Martin steadily progressed towards his Certified Flight Instructor certificate, eagerly taking to the skies every chance he could. Since then, Martin's love for flying has only grown. He looks forward to sharing his local knowledge and excitement for aviation with others.

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Kevin Orozco - Flight Instructor

Biography coming soon!

Chloe Le Lievre - Operations

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Gabriella Fischer - Operations

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Greg Rzyan - Operations

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William Stafford - Operations

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Learn more about our pilot training!     Call +1 (818) 906-4024

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