At Pilot Rise Flight School, we pride ourselves on having a roster of top-notch, FAA Certified instructors dedicated to elevating your flying skills.

Our rigorous selection process ensures you’re learning from the best—providing not just test preparation, but comprehensive training to make you an extraordinary pilot.

Through personalized, one-on-one instruction, you’ll benefit from the consistent guidance of a highly skilled professional committed to your aviation journey from takeoff to landing. Choose your instructor and soar higher with us.

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Carson Trummel - Chief Instructor

Certificates: CFI, CPL ASEL/AMEL, Instrument

682-593-5887 | [email protected]

Meet Carson, a dedicated flight instructor with a rich aviation background from Oklahoma State University. Carson chose to join the Pilot Rise family because he was drawn to our unique approach and well-structured program for part 61 schools. Now based in Texas, he brings his enthusiasm and expertise to our team. Carson is deeply committed to helping students exceed their flying goals, making him an exceptional choice for anyone looking to elevate their piloting skills. Choose Carson, and take your flight training to new heights.

CFI Zach

Zachary Halen - Instructor

Certificates: CFI, CPL ASEL/AMEL, Instrument

469-603-4336 | [email protected]

Zach has been flying for over 7 years and has flown general aviation aircraft all over the country. Zach has worked in the aviation industry for the past 5 years and is passionate about sharing aviation with new students.

CFI Jonathan

Jonathan Schmidt - Instructor

Certificates: CFI, CFI-I, CPL ASEL/AMEL, Instrument

817-458-2123 | [email protected]

Jonathan is an experienced Air Force veteran with a Bachelor’s Degree in Aeronautics. He has a strong background in aviation maintenance and is now pursuing a career in aviation. When he’s not flying, he enjoys spending time with his family and working on projects at home.

Flight Instructor Jordan Connors

Jordan Connors - Instructor

Certificates: CFI, CPL ASEL/AMEL, Instrument

(817) 706-7773 | [email protected]

Jordan has been soaring the skies for 4 years, choosing Pilot Rise as his foundation to train as a CFI. Renowned for his exceptional knowledge and unwavering dedication, he not only brings standard expertise but also enriches each session with custom training materials. His preparation and fervor for aviation make him an invaluable asset to our team and students alike.

CFI Harshal

Harshal Raval - Instructor

Certificates: CFI, CPL ASEL/AMEL, Instrument

682-557-6935 | [email protected]

CFI Dianna

Diana Crump - Instructor

Certificates: CFI, CFI-I, MEI, CPL ASEL/AMEL, Instrument

661-617-9400 | [email protected]

With 7 years of flying and a decade of experience in aviation safety, Diana brings a deep expertise to her field. Her knowledge is enhanced by both a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in Aviation Safety. When not immersed in her work, Diana savors her free time with family and friends, enriching her personal life with meaningful connections.

Captain Victor

Victor Forseth - Instructor

Not available for training – Victor usually conducts practice check rides.

Certificates: ATP, CFI, CFII, MEI, Instrument, A-320, ERJ-190

[email protected]

Victor has been an instructor for most of his life, and he loves to help people fly. He flies for JetBlue Airways as a captain on the Airbus A320. Victor is a father of four and has set an example for them just as he does for each of his students.

Michael in Cockpit of CRJ-700

Michael Forseth - Founder

Not available for primary training

Certificates: ATP, CFI, CFI-I, MEI, Instrument, A320, CL-65

430-558-2003 | [email protected]

Michael has always had a love for flying. He started flying when he was 16. Michael wanted to make the aviation world better in any way he could, so he started this flight school. He re-imagined how flight training could be done to increase safety and make it more affordable.

Not sure if flying is for you?

We offer 30-minute discovery flights to see how you like flying! It’s only $149. You can schedule online, it only takes 5 minutes. Or give us a call or text at 817-755-5652.

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