About Piston2Jet

120 Years Combined and Over 20,000+ Hours of Flight Cumulative Experience..

 

Piston2Jet is a flight training company based at the Manassas Regional Airport in Manassas, Virginia on the west ramp complex. Our highly experienced staff of aviation professionals make us the right choice for your flight training or other aviation needs in the Washington DC metropolitan area. Aside from being a local flight school we are also approved to do business with government customers seeking industry leading aviation support services.

Our offices are located at:

10600 Observation Road

Manassas, VA 20110

CAGE: 8DNT6

 
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MIKE HILTON

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

Chief Pilot, Flight Instructor, SME, Co-Founder

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 civilian, government, and military pilots alike. As Chief Pilot, Mike (aka "Hilts"), oversees all of P2J's flight training operations and flight instructors.

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DOUG "SMASH" YUROVICH

CFI, CFII, MEI - USMC Ret. Col.

Assistant Chief Pilot, Flight Instructor, Safety Director

"Smash" has flight experience in over 50 types of aircraft, including the F-4, F/A-18 and the Harrier. He 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. 

HARRY DYSON

CFII, MEI, ATP - USAF Col.

Flight Instructor

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.

Our Staff

Piston2Jet’s highly experienced and professional instructor staff has over 120 years of pilot experience and 20,000 hours combined flight time to meet and exceed your flight training needs. Many of our instructors have military aviation backgrounds ranging from fighters to bombers and even flight test. They are also highly experienced in general aviation and well prepared to provide flight instruction towards your pilot ratings and flying goals.

Whether you're learning for fun or seeking a career in the cockpit, we can pair you with an instructor that will guide you through the process with your safety, satisfaction, and overall experience at the forefront of their efforts.

SCOTT PARDUE

CFI, CFII

Flight Instructor

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

PAUL BRIEDE, JR.

CFI

Flight Instructor

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').