Wayne Foss began flying in the military in 1970. He was an Army Warrant Officer Aviator trained in helicopters, went to Vietnam and then flew as an Instructor in the military. He obtained his civilian ratings in helicopters and airplanes, including ATP/CFI/CFII/MEI. After the Army, He attended the University of Houston while flying charter and instructing in both airplanes and helicopters. After college, Wayne worked as a CPA for one of the world's largest firms and then went on to work in the holding company of a very large, private investment organization. Over the years that he did not fly for a living, Wayne still kept up his skills by instructing and filling in on the corporate fleet of airplanes. In 1999 he semi-retired and went back to flying as his primary pursuit, instructing, contract flying for the State of Texas then flying EMS helicopters in the mountains of Arizona. Just before 9/11 Wayne went to work flying for Evergreen International Helicopters, Inc, flying both helicopters and airplanes under FAR135 in the Gulf of Mexico, wildfire fighting, and disaster response and recovery. In 2005 Wayne was recruited by Era Helicopters, LLC to fly large transport helicopters in the Gulf of Mexico. In 2010 he became the Program Manager/Lead Pilot/Instructor for the first major civilian Search & Rescue/EMS operation for Era in the Gulf of Mexico standing up a 24/7/365 operation covering the entire Gulf of Mexico from multiple bases around the Gulf Coast. He also flew and instructed in Brazil and Argentina teaching SAR/EMS operations. He became an Instructor for Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in 2016. Wayne is the new General Manager and Chief Pilot/Instructor for Knoxville Flight Training Academy. He has accumulated almost 11,000 hours accident free flight hours in helicopters and airplanes and over 3,000 hours instructing.
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Devery Moses fell in love with flying at the age of 14 and started pursuing his dreams in 2012. He received his private certificate and instrument rating at KFTC and continued his training at MTSU obtaining his commercial, multi, and CFI. Graduating May of 2015, he decided to come back where his training began. To him aviation is more than a career, but a passion. Devery is highly motivated to teach and share his love for flying with others and help them succeed with their goals.
"A mile of highway will take you a mile, a mile of runway will take you anywhere."
Marty Galyon started flying with his Dad in the late 50's. His dad, Fred Galyon, learned to fly with Ms. Evelyn Johnson (of Morristown). At age 16 Marty started taking flying lessons, soloing in 1975 and becoming a Private Pilot in 1976. Completing his Instrument and Commercial Licenses in 1979 and on March 23, 1980 he became a Flight Instructor.
He has a Piper J-3 that he flies from his farm and a Beech Travel Air that he teaches mulit-engine flight. He is a retired Mechanical Engineer and is now a full time airport bum.
He has an ATP multi-engine, commercial single engine, instrument rating, commercial glider, single and multi-engine seaplane ratings. He is a Flight Instructor, instrument instructor, mutli-engine instructor and has both advanced and instrument ground instructor ratings. With over 8,000 hours flight time and over 5,000 hours flight instruction.
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