Our Team

At Frederick Flight Center, we are lucky to have an incredibly diverse community of students and customers with a wide range of aviation desires and goals. In order to keep up with the demands of this varied customer base, we rely on a talented, enthusiastic and dedicated family of instructors and staff:

Jason Cobb

Chief Flight Instructor – CFI, CFII, MEI, Complex, High-HP, TW

Before joining us here at the Flight Center November 2014, Jason spent 15 plus years as a licensed A&P mechanic, including his time as a Flying Crew Chief in the Air Force. He is our Chief and one of our Gold Seal flight instructors. Jason has his bachelors from MTSU as a Professional Pilot, a minor in Entrepreneurship, and his CFI, CFII, MEI.

Jason loves spending his off time with his wife and their son, being active outdoors and flying their C170B.

 

Aaron Herrington

Assistant Chief Flight Instructor – CFI, CFII, MEI

Aaron can only be described as a total aviation nerd. In college, Aaron studied at the University of Maryland and obtained both a Bachelors Degree and Masters Degree in Aerospace Engineering as well as completing his private pilot certificate on the side. Upon graduating, he went to work designing helicopters and drones for the U.S. Army at the Army Research Laboratory and during his 7 years working as an engineer, Aaron bought a Cessna 177 Cardinal with some friends and obtained his ratings through CFI and CFII. In 2017, he quit his engineering job to pursue flying full time. Aaron currently works for TMC Jets and is ATP rated and PIC Typed in the Hawker 400XP. Aaron’s true passion, however, is instructing and he is a, CFI, CFI-I, and MEI. Additionally, Aaron recently became a certificated helicopter pilot and plans on eventually adding CFI privileges for rotorcraft.

Michael Alberico

CFI, CFII

Michael grew up in North Carolina and Indiana. He moved to Indiana while in elementary school and spent 20 years there prior to moving to Maryland a few years ago. While in Northern Indiana he went to college at the University of Saint Francis where he attained a bachelors in Computer Art. After college he Co-owned a local newspaper with a colleague, gaining valuable experience while utilizing his degree. On the side he began flight lessons, as flying was always a dream of his. He attained his Private pilot license in 2012. He continued to fly leisurely with friends and family spreading his love and joy of aviation. In 2013 he started training full time, eventually attaining his instructor certificate. He joined us at the Flight Center in August of 2017.  

Michael loves spending his off time with his wife and their young son. He enjoys playing video games, being outdoors, traveling, cheering on his favorite sports teams and flying. 

Peter Barrett

CFI

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Rachel Bartlett

CFI

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Mathew Benjamin

CFI

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Christopher Bower

CFI

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Ed Deitch

CFI, CFII, ATP, Ph.D.

Ed is a retired high school teacher (U.S. History and Aviation Science). At a young age Ed was inspired by his uncle, a Naval aviator during WW II, to become a pilot. As a senior in high school he attained his private pilot license. Following three years as an artillery officer in the Army and earning a Masters degree in Education, he eventually (1989) became a flight instructor. Several years later Ed earned a “Gold Seal” instructor designation. Since then he has taught numerous ground school courses at several airports and at Montgomery College. In 2005, Ed earned his ATP rating. His Ph.D. dissertation involved a qualitative investigation of aeronautical decision-making processes. Ed also flys as a part-time corporate co-pilot (King Air BE-200 and Pilatus PC-12). As a flight instructor at FFC he looks forward to helping aspiring aviators gain the skills necessary to become safe and proficient pilots.

Adam Dodds

CFI

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Chuck Epstein

CFI

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Nathan Frye

CFI

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David Hitchcock

CFI

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Brian Neal

CFI

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David Prasek

CFI, CFII

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Jake Sands

CFI

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Dan Scarzello

CFI, CFII, MEI, AGI, IGI, TW, High-HP, Seaplane, Glider

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Charles Smith

CFI

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Dan Summerville

CFI

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Sean Wallace

CFI

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