Vista Air Inc.

Meet Our Instructors

Robert Illian

Robert Illian

Born in Glendale, CA, Robert Illian grew up and graduated in La Canada. He received his private pilot certificate while still in high school and has been flying ever since. Robert earned his...

Frank Bagheri

Frank Bagheri

My Journey to become a pilot started a long time ago with the original versions of Microsoft Flight Simulator. Every time they issued an upgrade, I bought it and installed it. The software got better...

Leo Damian

Leo Damian

Leo Damian fell in love with flying in 1981 and became a flight instructor a few years later. He has over 5,000 hours in the sky, but he still gets excited every time the wheels lift off the ground...

Scott Farr

Scott Farr

Scott Farr, CFI-A, AGI, IGI, has been flying with Vista Air Inc. since 2010 and became an instructor in 2018. He specializes in introducing new flight students to the world of aviation...

Charles E. Warnick

Charles E. Warnick

Commonly known as "Chuck," Charles E. Warnick is rated in ASEL, AMEL, CFI, CFII, and AGI. Chuck started flying in 1964 and has been flying out of Van Nuys and Whiteman since 1968. ...

Timothy Selman

Timothy Selman

Tim Selman was born in Honolulu, Hawaii, where his father would take him to the airport to watch airplanes come in from all around the world. He pinpoints his love of aviation starting from there...

Shawn Ghaayoor

Shawn Ghaayoor

When I was just seven years old, I watched a black and white World War II movie. It was about fighter pilots doing their missions which involved dogfights and performing unbelievable maneuvers...