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Mike D’Albertis

Ground Instructor

Brief info

"Hello my name is Mike and I am the ground instructor here at Island Air Express Panama City. I was able to obtain my advanced ground instructor rating and I been flying on and off since 1971 as a civil air patrol cadet. I always had a strong interest and love in aviation since I was three years old. At a early age I had the desire to fly and become a pilot and was able to attend Embry Riddle Aeronautical University where I obtained my master degree in Aeronautical Science in Aviation and Space Operations. I am a member of the International Association of Astronomical Artists and have a chair on the Board of Trustees. I love aviation, astronomy, and most of all I love teaching."

Our courses and programs


The easiest FAA license to earn is the recreational or Sport Light Aircraft license


After 10-15 hours of flight training, your multi-engine instructor can sign you off to take the FAA practical test


Private Pilot License is a great opportunity for you to start a private pilot career!


BFR A biennial flight review or a periodic flight review is mandated for pilots by the aviation authorities of many countries.


For a pilot in command of an airplane, the instrument proficiency check must include the procedures and maneuvers for a commercial pilot certificate with an instrument rating and, if required, for the appropriate type rating.


After receiving a CFI license you get a green light to be employed as a flight instructor!


Upon completion of the commercial course, students can work and get paid right away.

Flight Sim

Engineered to be introduced in the first stages of a pilot’s aviation experience, the TouchTrainer FM 210 Flight Simulator provides an immersive dual seat cockpit.

Finish Up Training

Our Finish-Up Program is one of our most popular training programs. We re-train advanced pilots each month.


To act as the PIC under IFR or in weather conditions less than VFR, you must be instrument current

COVID-19 Precautions

At Island Air Express Panama City we are taking the necessary precautions to protect you, your family, and others against Covid-19. We follow the CDC guidelines and enforce wearing a mask at all times in the airplane, inside of public places, and encourage social distancing.

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