Tye Jones

Tye Jones – Colorado Springs, CO

ATP and Senior Flight Instructor:
– Single/Multi Engine Land
– Instrument Airplane
– Turboprop and Piston Instructor

Initial and Recurrent Instructor for:
King Air 90/200/250
Pilatus PC12-45/47 Legacy
Daher TBM700/850/900
Piper Meridian/M600/M500/M350/Mirage/Malibu/Matrix
Piper Navajo/Chieftain/Cheyenne
Twin Cessna: 310/340/414/421/441 Conquest II

Pilot/Instructor Bio:
Tye is an ATP with over 1,000 hours of P-135 single pilot operations and 4,000 hours of mountain flight experience.  He’s an Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (ERAU) graduate and instructed at their Northern Arizona campus from 2005-2013.  In professional flying, he’s most recently served as an air ambulance captain in King Airs.  Prior to that, he was a regional cargo captain hauling UPS Next-Day Air packages in Chieftains and Beech Airliners.  Beyond professional flight, he is recognized as a top instructor at ERAU, the largest private aviation university of its kind.  In 2007, ERAU voted him Flight Instructor of the Year.  In 2008, he was further nominated for Flight Instructor of the Year for the state of Arizona.  Since then, he has also served as a ground school instructor teaching classes for both ERAU and Yavapai College and as a Chief Instructor for Northaire Aviation flight school.  His training is professional, fun, and thorough coupled with a friendly, relaxed personality type that gets along with everyone.  With 6 years and well over 1,500 checkrides administered as a check airman, Tye excels at putting people at ease because he knows pilots perform better when they aren’t nervous.  Explaining challenging concepts in an easy-to-understand manner for any age of pilot and all levels of experience is his objective, whether it’s been for an introductory flight with a teenager or a proficiency check for a retired airline pilot.  Real world application of knowledge, tips, techniques, and operational insights are what Tye brings to the table.  He is well-versed in the importance of single-pilot resource management and is eager to help you develop and maintain your knowledge and skill of operating safely while solo in the cockpit and looks forward to working with you.
Pilot and Instruction Experience:
5,000+ hours Total Flight Experience
3,300+ hours Dual Given including 1,500+ Dual Given in TAA/glass cockpit aircraft
Chief Flight Instructor & Flight Department Manager; Northaire Aviation, Prescott AZ
Pilot Examiner, Flight Standards Safety Officer, Ground/Sim/Flight Instructor, Flight Standards Instructor for new examiners and new instructors, and Flight Supervisor; Embry-Riddle University, Prescott AZ
CRM/Jet Transition course and CRJ-700 Instructor; CAE Simuflite, Arizona State University Phoenix-Gateway Campus
King Air Initial Operating Experience (IOE) Training Captain and EMS Pilot; Jet Center, San Antonio TX
FAA’s Light Twin Refresher (LTR), Technically Advanced Aircraft (TAA), & Initial Indoctrination Flight and Sim Instructor for FAA Aviation Safety Inspectors (ASI)

Business Experience:
Wright Aviation LLC of Colorado Springs – President/CEO
Owner/Operator/Maintenance Instructor – Casa de Hones Customs 4 Wheel Drive Modifications, Prescott AZ
Flight Department Manager & Chief Instructor, Northaire Aviation, Prescott AZ
Bachelor of Science in Aeronautical Science with Meteorology Minor
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Prescott AZ

Lear 35
King Air 90/200/250, 99 Airliner
Pilatus PC12 -45/-47 Legacy
Daher TBM 700A,B,C,C2/850 Legacy, G1000 & Nxi/900/910
Piper Matrix/Mirage/Meridian/M500/M600
Piper Cheyenne I/II
Rockwell Turbo Commander 695
Cessna 441 Conquest II

Other Aircraft experieince:
American Champion: Super Decathlon
Beechcraft: Musketeer/Sundowner
Bellanca: Viking, Super Viking
Cessna: 150/152/172 (XP&RG)/177/182(RG)/T206/T207/310/340/414/421
Diamond: Twin Star DA42NG
Mooney: 201
Piper: Cherokee, Arrow, Seminole, Seneca, Navajo series: -310 / -325CR / -350 Chieftain
Avionics Experience:
Garmin G1000 (1,500+ hrs dual given) & NXi, G3000, G500/600, GTN650/750, GNS400/500 series (1,000+ hrs dual given), Rockwell-Collins FMS-4200, ProLine Fusion, Aspen EFD1000, Collins/Honeywell/King conventional