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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! 

(815) 519-2200

jon@flynationwide.net

Bernie Olson - Certified Flight Instructor

Originally from Minnesota, Bernie graduated from the University of Minnesota, and completed his MBA at TCU. He has been a Texan since 1988. Bernie recently retired from a very successful career at Lockheed Martin as a Structural and Systems Design Engineer working on programs such as the F-16, YF-22, A-12, and lastly the F-35. Bernie has been a pilot since the early 80s, and now enjoys instructing students when he is not flying his award winning Acro Sport II that he built himself.

(682) 333-4802

bernie@flynationwide.net


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!

(817) 894-6832

tyler@flynationwide.net



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.


(214) 435-4635

jade@flynationwide.net


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.

(817) 705-8777

hunter@flynationwide.net


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!

(817) 713-1618

Emma Griffin - Certified Flight Instructor


I found my passion for aviation in high school when I went to NAS Fort Worth JRB and watched from the taxiway as the F-16s took off; after that day I planned to become an Air Force Pilot . Once I graduated high school, plans changed and I decided to get my license at Nationwide Aviation. At the age of 19, exactly 2 years after my first ever plane flight, I am now getting the chance to share my love for flying with others and help them achieve their aviation goals. I continue to try to achieve new goals inside and outside of aviation that will make me a more well-rounded person. And through every success and mistake, I try to learn and become a better person as well as pilot.

(888) 459-8440

emma@flynationwide.net


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!

(817) 312-5522

jason@flynationwide.net

Shawn Noyes - Flight Instructor


Originally from Indiana, Shawn graduated from Purdue University with a degree in Professional Aviation Technology. He spent his intial hours flying skydivers and traffic watch. Shawn then became a military pilot graduating at the top of his class. He currently flies for the airlines and military. As a CFI in both airplanes and helicopters, he loves to teach in his off time.

(214) 218-1068

shawn@flynationwide.net

Kirkland Monaghen - Flight Instructor

Originally 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.

(210) 845-5444

kirkland@flynationwide.net

Trevor Hall - Owner/President

Originally 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, is a A&P Mechanic, and has over 12 years experience in General Aviation, Corporate, and Commercial Airlines combined.

(940) 390-0532

trevor@flynationwide.net

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Charles Cox - Certified Flight Instructor


Bio coming soon!


(214) 499-4644

charles@flynationwide.net

Austin Tarrant - Owner


TYR location founder and owner! Bio coming soon.


(903) 681-2385

austin@flynationwide.net

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Ryan Rhodes - Certified Flight Instructor


Bio coming soon! 


(817) 600-9677

ryan@flynationwide.net


Taylor Floyd - Certified Flight Instructor


Bio coming soon!

(316) 308-0974

taylor@flynationwide.net