Jon Pounds - Chief Flight Instructor
Originally from Chicago, IL, Jon graduated from Northern Illinois University with a degree in Operations Management. Jon came to Nationwide Aviation to obtain his Commercial and Flight Instructor Certificates. After training as a student he now has joined our team to begin his professional aviation career and instructs full time with us!
Bernie Olson - Certified Flight Instructor
Tyler Titus - Certified Flight Instructor
Originally from Aledo, Texas, Tyler graduated from Stephen F. Austin University with a degree in Education. Tyler was formerly a High School School Teacher and Coach before making the career change to Aviation. His education and teaching experience along with coaching transfer to making him an outstanding Flight Instructor here at Nationwide Aviation!
Jade “9 Toes” Cross – Certified Flight Instructor
Originally from Marietta, OK. Jade served 14 years in the United States Marine Crops Reserve as a KC-130 Crew Master at NAS Fort Worth. Before entering General Aviation, Jade worked as certified training instructor for Union Pacific Railroad teaching locomotive movers at Fort Worth’s Davidson Yard. Jade has lived in the Parker County area since 2010 and is dedicated to quality flight instruction.
Hunter Titus - Certified Flight Instructor
Hunter grew up in Granbury, TX and after high school he spent two years in New York studying the Maritime industry, with intentions of pursuing a career as an officer on a ship. After his time in New York, he transferred to Stephen F. Austin and graduated in 2017 with a degree in Nutrition Dietetics. He worked as a Diet Technician at Cook Childrens hospital for a year and half but left to pursue a career outside of nutrition and stumbled upon aviation. He began his aviation career a year ago when he developed a passion for aviation. Hunter holds a CFI and CFII, and says he is constantly listening, learning, and growing as a pilot.
Andy Valentine - Certified Flight Instructor
Born in Del Rio, Tx Andy comes from a long line of aviators. His Grandfather was a Captain at Delta Airlines for 30+ years. Andy’s father was a Lt. Col. Pilot for the USAF. To say aviation runs in the family would be an understatement. Andy worked in the automotive industry for 8 years before he started chasing his dream of aviation in March of 2019. One of his favorite activities in his free time is sharing his love of aviation with his two sons and flying every chance they can!
Jason Charrier - Certified Flight Instructor
Originally from north Louisiana, Jason graduated from THE University of La Monroe in 1997. Since then, his flying career has been all over the map (literally) with a roots as a young CFI, a crop duster, a charter pilot, a military pilot and now an airline pilot. He holds an ATP certificate, a CFII and multiple type ratings. Even with Jason’s experience he still considers himself a student of aviation. He believes if you ain’t learning, you're losing!
Kirkland Monaghen - Flight Instructor
from outside San Antonio, TX, Kirkland is a graduate of Oklahoma State
University with degrees in Aerospace Admin, Professional Pilot, and a minor in
Aviation Management. Kirkland
began flying gliders at the age of 14, had his private-glider certificate at
16 and now flies as a Captain for Skywest Airlines.
Trevor Hall - Owner/President
from Sanger, TX, Trevor graduated from The University of Louisiana at Monroe in
2011 with a degree in Aviation Management, and a minor in Business. Trevor began
flying in 2007, and started Nationwide in 2012. He holds his ATP Certificate, A&P Mechanic, and has over 12 years experience in General Aviation, Corporate, and Commercial Airlines combined.