Stephen Smith

Steve is the Chief Instructor.  He holds a CFII certificate for both single and multi-engine aircraft. He has been an instructor for 38 years, teaching in several models of both single and multi-engine aircraft. In addition, he has had a career in experimental flight test both as an engineer and test pilot.  Steve retired from  Aerosance, INC , a division of Continental Motors, in 2008 where he was CEO and one of the original founders of that company.  There he was responsible for the development of an electronic engine control (FADEC) used in the Liberty XL2.  Steve founded Future Flyers of CT LLC in February of 2006.  He is available for flight instruction services by appointment either weekdays or weekends.

Leo LeBouef

Phil Smith

Noah Kalantari

Additional Instructors are available on an as needed basis.

4 Comments to “Instructors”

Pam Stevens says:

HI, I wanted to get my husband a couple of flight lessons. He used to fly and has not done it 20 years. He has been talking about getting his lisence. How much are lesson? His birthday is in June and I thought it would be a good gift.

Thank you

ChiefPilot says:


I hope you are still interested in flying and that we can get together soon.
Best regards,

Mason says:

When do you recommend starting ground school? I’m 14 and looking into flying. I was looking into sailplanes but I don’t know if the price is worth it.


Regards, Mason.

ChiefPilot says:

We run ground school starting in January each year. One evening a week for 12 weeks. We recommend taking the test right after that so April or May. The test is good for 2 years. So if you will be 17 by May or June of 2016 then give us a call about this years ground school. Other ground school options exist so give us a call/.

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