Michael L Phillips – Camarillo, CA

Commercial Pilot and Master Flight Instructor:
– Single/Multi Engine Airplane Land
– Single Engine Airplane Sea
– Instrument Airplane
– Glider
– Turboprop and Piston Instructor

Instructor for:
Piper P46T Meridian, Malibu Mirage
Rocket Engineering JetProp
Epic E1000

Total Flight Experience:
11,400+ hours

Instruction Experience:
Master Instructor (2008, 2010, 2012, 2014, 2016),
FAA Gold Seal Instructor 
with 36+ years of teaching experience.
Airplane-Land, SE/Instrument with 8455+ hrs of instruction given,
2600+ hrs of Instrument instruction given, 350+ hours turbine/turboprop experience.
Pilot Experience:
Michael is a seasoned teaching professional with a passion for aviation and all phases of flight instruction. He has a diverse background which provides him with the ability to work with a wide variety of personalities and backgrounds. He has been a Certified Flight Instructor since 1975. He has had an opportunity to fly and teach in a number of regions of the country which provides him with an understanding and appreciation for weather and challenges that other parts of the United States offer to pilots.
He specializes in training in Columbia/Cessna/Corvalis aircraft and other Technically Advanced Aircraft as well as transition training for all Garmin GPS units, G1000, Avidyne, Aspen and Bendix King equipped aircraft.  He is the Managing Partner and Chief Flight Instructor at Aviation Instruction Simulator Training and is on the teaching staff at CP Aviation where he teaches beginning, instrument and commercial students and gives CFI as well as tail wheel training at the Santa Paula Airport.
A Certified Flight Instructor for thirty-five years he is an accredited Master Instructor and an FAA Gold Seal Instructor.
Owner & Chief Instructor-Aviation Instruction, LLC, Charter/Founding member SAFE, FAASTeam Representative.
Business/Professional Experience:
Over thirty-five years of progressively challenging experience in major corporations and entrepreneurial environments related to manufacturing, aerospace, sales, marketing and distribution organizations. This experience includes functional and operational experience in human resources, brand and private label marketing and sales, sales management and consulting, as well as operational responsibility for a specialty sales, marketing and distribution company, and as the owner of an Internet marketing and web development company.  Throughout his career, his passion has been teaching and contributing to the growth of everyone with whom he has been associated. The majority of his career has been spent teaching others how to be successful and what it takes to achieve their personal and professional goals and dreams.
Aircraft Experience: 
Piper: Meridian/Mirage/Matrix/Malibu-(P46T, PA46-310/350); Cherokee 6XT, Lance and Turbo Lance (PA32)
Beechcraft:  Baron Series (BE55), Bonanza Series (A36)
Cessna:  Columbia 400, CorvalisTT, Cessna 182/182T Skylane (Conventional/G1000), Cessna P-210, T-210, Cessna 206T
Mooney:  M20 Ovation and Acclaim
Diamond:  Diamond Star-(DA40)
Avionics Experience:  Garmin GTN650/750, Garmin 430/530, Garmin 500/600, Garmin 1000/900; Avidyne Entegra; Bendix King Avionic, Aspen EDF1000Pro, and conventional panels./600, Garmin 1000/900; Avidyne Entegra; Bendix King Avionic, Aspen EDF1000Pro, and conventional panels.