Chief Flight InstructorPaul 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 20 years as a flight instructor and considers himself to be one of those rare “career instructors,” racking up over 6,000 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 InstructorBruce 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.
Assistant Chief Flight InstructorDale Stewart wears several hats at MIF; he serves as one of our assistant chief flight instructors, our chief charter pilot, and, on occasion, exercises the privileges of his A&P Mechanic certificate. Dale has over 9,000 flight hours in a variety of aircraft. His flying career started by taking a seaplane ride in Rangeley, ME and mentioned “the rest is history!” Dale commented that he loves flying because it allows him to see new places.
Assistant Chief Flight InstructorDan 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.”
Flight InstructorJeff Weston is from Los Angeles, California, and has lived in Maine since 2004. He took his first flight lesson in 1999 while stationed in Arizona and has been hooked ever since, ultimately earning his Instrument, Commercial, and CFI ratings through MIF. He’s passionate about flying and flight instructing, and enjoys introducing others to aviation, taking an active interest in helping students achieve their goals. Jeff is a retired US Army officer, and former enlisted Marine. He is a graduate of Pittsburg State University, with a BA in English and an MA in Business Management.
Flight InstructorMarc Belley started flying at the age of 13. Marc earned his Private pilots license as a Senior in high school. Upon Graduating from Camden Hills Regional High School, Marc enrolled at UMA’s Aviation program where he quickly earned his Instrument, Commercial, and Multi-Engine Ratings. Marc Graduated from the UMA Aviation program in May of 2017. We welcomed Marc to our team of instructors in January of 2017 when he earned his CFI. Marc earned his CFII in May of 2017, and his MEI in May 2018.
Flight InstructorAdam 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 the University of Maine at Augusta’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 Maine Instrument Flight in July of 2017 after completing his Certified Flight Instructor. When he isn’t flying with MIF, Adam works as a full-time Firefighter / Paramedic for the Town of Brunswick. 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.
Flight InstructorAndré Morren is a graduate of University of Maine At Augusta’s Bachelor of Applied Science in Aviation program. He was raised in Downeast Maine and always dreamed of flying as a young boy. On the weekends, he also flies skydivers around in a Cessna 182. If you have any questions about lobster fishing or blueberries, (or flying) come fly with André.
Flight InstructorTim Harmon lives in Scarborough Maine and received his Bachelor’s Degree in Aviation at University of Maine at Augusta. Tim received all of his flight training through Maine Instrument Flight starting in 2015. Tim completed his Certified Flight Instructor in 2018 and began teaching at Maine Instrument Flight shortly thereafter. Tim enjoys teaching and practicing soft field take-offs and 180 degree power-off accuracy landings. Outside of work, Tim enjoys going to his family camp in Sweden Maine.
Flight InstructorRyan Seymour is from Brewer Maine, and became interested in aviation through working ground operations for US Airways Express at Bangor International Airport. Ryan is a 2017 Graduate from the University of Maine at Augusta’s Aviation degree program. Ryan received his Certified Flight Instructor certificate in Augusta 2018 and began working at Maine Instrument Flight in September of 2018 as a Certified flight instructor. Ryan’s favorite maneuvers are steep turns and power-off 180 accuracy landings.