Chief Flight Instructor
Paul McKeown, from Turner, Maine, is Maine Instrument Flight’s Chief Flight Instructor and has been flying since he was 16 years old. He has worked for MIF for 23 years as a flight instructor and considers himself to be one of those rare “career instructors,” racking up over 7,000 hours as an instructor. Paul says he still gets excited every time that he steps out of an airplane for a student’s first solo flight.
Assistant Chief Flight Instructor
Chief Charter Pilot
Dan Morin comes to MIF from New Harbor, Maine and began his flight training while attending the University of Maine where he obtained his Private Pilot’s license as a member of the University Aero Club. Dan completed the rest of his training up through CFI, CFII, and MEI while participating in various Air Force aero clubs. Dan thoroughly enjoys all aspects of flight instructing commenting that “seeing the joy and sense of triumph on someone’s face after they’ve flown an airplane for the first time are my favorite moments.”
Bruce Robbins began flying in 1971 in Morristown, NJ, completed his private pilot’s license in Biddeford, ME, and finished his training thereafter at MIF. Bruce now lives in Hallowell, ME and serves as one of MIF’s assistant chief instructors; his interest in flying stemmed from serving in Vietnam and watching the planes and helicopters. He enjoys teaching instrument flying and crosswind landings the most.
Logan McCarthy is from Westbrook, Maine and has lived in Maine his entire life. He started flight lessons at Maine Instrument Flight his sophomore year at Cheverus High School and earned his private pilot’s license going into his senior year of high school. Logan graduated from The University of Maine at Augusta’s Bachelor of Aviation Program where he finished up the rest of his ratings including CFI and CFII. Outside of flying, Logan enjoys fishing and snowmobiling.
Flight Instructor/Charter Pilot
Adam became interested in aviation when his grandfather took him and his brother for a surprise flight when he was 7. He is a Marlborough, Connecticut native who moved to Maine in 2006 shortly after his high school graduation. In 2008, Adam graduated from Southern Maine Community College with an Associate’s Degree in Fire Science. Adam started his initial flight training in 2014 after deciding to obtain his Bachelor’s Degree through UMA’s Aviation Program. Adam is the first UMA Aviation student to start the program with no previous flight experience and complete all of his ratings from Private Pilot to Instrument Flight Instructor. He began instructing with MIF in July of 2017 after completing his CFI. When he isn’t flying with MIF, Adam works full-time with LifeFlight of Maine as a Critical Care Transport Paramedic. Adam enjoys sharing his passion and knowledge of aviation as a flight instructor, and pushing his students to their full potential. One of his favorite challenges is taking his students fears out of gusty cross-wind landings.
Peter Marchesi received his
Multi-Engine Commercial and Instrument add-on on 12/5/19. He decided to go on from there and become a CFI. He is our newest instructor here at Maine Instrument Flight!!