Vista Air Inc.

Instructors

Robert Illian

Robert Illian - CFI, CFII

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 - CFI, CFII

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 - CFI

Leo Damian fell in love with flying in 1981 and became a flight instructor a few years later. He loves to teach and is committed to making his students' experience in the plane fun and...

Scott Farr

Scott Farr - CFI, CFII

Scott Farr, CFII, AGI, IGI, and Gold Seal Flight Instructor has been flying with Vista since 2010 and instructing since 2018. Scott specializes in introducing new flight students to...

Bryan Levine

Bryan Levine - CFI

Born and raised in the San Fernando Valley Bryan’s passion for aviation started at a young age playing golf in the Sepulveda basin underneath the traffic pattern of Van Nuys airport. His father would often remind him to stop staring...

Sam Park

Sam Park - CFI

Meet Samuel Park, a California native born and raised in the sunny city of Los Angeles. From a young age, Sam had an adventurous spirit and an insatiable curiosity for the world beyond his hometown. His passion...

Ramos, Gretchen

Gretchen Ramos - CFI, CFII

Gretchen was born in the Los Angeles area and grew up in the San Fernando valley. Flight enthusiasm started really young when her family would take her to Costa Rica often, and she started at age 6 to do the trip as an unaccompanied...

Michael Williamson - CFI, CFII, MEI

Born in Silver Lake, and has lived in the Hollywood area most of his life, Michael, though introduced to aviation by a neighbor’s/Mom’s/Boyfriend (who owned a Cessna 172 based at Compton), and a business associate...

Winter Horton - CFI, CFII

Born and raised in Pasadena, Winter fell in love with flying at a young age after being raised in a family with a love of all things aviation. He, his dad and grandfather would build and fly RC planes on the airstrip in Van Nuys...