Our Staff

 

Piston2Jet is committed to providing you with the highest level of professionalism and expertise in order to exceed your goals and expectations. Aviation is our passion and it shows in the services that our staff enjoy providing.

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Mike has flight experience in over 30 different aircraft including the F-16, F-117 and the RO-6A. He has provided flight instruction to pilots that are civilians, government, and military. As Chief Pilot, Mike (aka "Hilts"), manages P2J's flight training operations and oversees P2J pilots. 

CFI, CFII, MEI, ATP - USAF Ret. Lt. Col.

Chief Pilot, Flight Instructor, SME, Co-Founder

MIKE HILTON

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"Smash" has flight experience in over 50 types of aircraft, including the F-4, F/A-18 and the Harrier. Served as a US Navy, Marine Corps Detachment Test Pilot, at the Patuxent River Naval Air Station. Smash also serves as our Safety Director creating, managing, and improving our safety-of-flight guidelines and procedures. 

CFI, CFII, MEI - USMC Ret. Col.

Assistant Chief Pilot, Flight Instructor, SME, Safety Director

DOUG "SMASH" YUROVICH

Harry is a CFI-I and and MEI with experience in multiple types of military and civilian aircraft.  Harry served in the Air Force for over twenty-three years with multiple flying tours as an Instructor and Evaluator Pilot in the B-52H.  During that time he made multiple deployments to Bahrain in support of Operation Southern Watch and to Andersen AFB, Guam in support of the Continuous Bomber Presence. As one of our flight instructors Harry, works to develop the next generation of aviators using time-tested techniques and experience from his career in military aviation.

CFII, MEI, ATP - USAF Col.

Flight Instructor

HARRY DYSON

Scott is also an Air Force veteran with experience in multiple types of aircraft. Scott is one of our full time instructors who holds the distinction of being a licensed A&P mechanic.

CFII, MEI

Flight Instructor

SCOTT PARDUE

Paul is a Flight Test Engineer / Mission Pilot with Aurora Flight Sciences in Manassas, VA. He was formerly with Boeing Flight Operations in Seattle, WA performing production flight testing on the 737 program as a Systems Operator. He was also a Test Director/Flight Test Engineer on the KC-46A Test Program as well as the Lead Flight Test Engineer on an internal AI/Machine Learning R&D aircraft project at Boeing. Paul's experimental flight test experience ranges from commercial (737, 767, and 787), military (USN P-8A, USAF KC-46A) to research and development programs (Cessna Caravan, Diamond DA-42 'Centaur'). 

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Flight Instructor

PAUL BRIEDE, JR.