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Mission Statement

Hello, my name is Jim Gruneisen.  My mission is to provide you with the highest quality flight instruction in a safe environment that is customized to meet your learning needs and schedule.


FAA Pilot Certificates and Ratings

  • Multiengine Land ATP
  • Single Engine Land and Sea Commercial
  • Instrument Rating

FAA Certified Flight Instructor Certificates

  • Single Engine Land
  • Multiengine Land
  • Instrument
  • Advanced Ground Instructor


  • Baron 55/58/58P
  • Bonanza
  • Comanche, Archer, Warrior
  • Cessna Skyhawk, Skylane, Stationair, Centurion, Caravan
  • Quest Kodiak
  • G1000/G500/G600/Aspen equipped Cessna and Beechcraft Aircraft

GPS Systems

  • Garmin 480, 430, 530, 430W, 530W, GTN750/650
  • Bendix/King KLN89B, KLN90, KLN94

MFD Systems

  • GMX200 and Avidyne EX500/600 MFD with Narrowcast and XM weather
  • Jeppview and CMAX approach plate graphics

I have eight thousand hours of accident free flight experience including over a three thousand hours of flight instruction delivered to pilots.  My flight experience includes my personal E55 Beechcraft Baron and a variety of normally aspirated and turbocharged single and multiengine airplanes.During the summer I work at a Part 135 position at Island Air as a pilot and company check airman flying 172's, 207's, 208ís.  During the winter I work in the bay area as a 135 pilot at Centurion Flight Services flying C206, C210 and a Kodiak.I've flown throughout the US, western Canada, Alaska and Baja. 

Revised on 2/13/2018