My name is Hiro Muira and I am the Chief Instructor. I am originally from Shizuoka Japan but I have been in the United States since 1999. I attended Dixie State University and then graduated from UVU in Aviation Science. Besides flying, I love my son, Yuki. I also love to cook and play golf. Traveling is my other favorite hobby. I have been to every continent except Africa and one day I hope to travel to the International Space Station.
Hi, my name is Dallas Lee and I’ve been an instructor at cornerstone aviation since March 2019. I’ve had an awesome experience with the staff and students since working here and appreciate the friendly environment they keep. When I’m not flying I enjoy golfing, going out to the movies, and spending time with my wife. My pilot training began in January 2017 and I’ve loved every minute since I decided to start. Coming from a family of pilots, I always thought it would be amazing to fly planes just like my dad. I hope to one day fly for SkyWest and eventually make my way to a major airline like Southwest.
Larry Shumway, Assistant Chief for Standardization
My name is Larry Shumway and I have been an instructor for Cornerstone since 2014. I am originally from Boise, Idaho, but grew up all over the world. I received both my BA in History and MA in Education Leadership from BYU and my PhD in Education from UNLV. My 35 year career in education has included time as a teacher, a high school principal, and the Utah State Superintendent. I hold my CFI and my CFII. I love flight instructing because it combines my love of aviation and my love of teaching.
Qualifications:CFI, CFII, MEI, ATP, High Performance, High Altitude
My name is David Leahy. I have been with CSA since 2012 and grew into the role of an Assistant Chief Flight Instructor. Before CSA, I flew bank checks via Part 135, a Twin Otter dropping sky divers via Part 91, a MU300 for a Real Estate Company in Myrtle Beach, SC Part 91, then for a Part 135 company flying a CE 560XL. Wanting to be at home with my new family, I now serve CSA as an Admin and as a Compliance Officer with the FAA. I enjoy biking, boating, being outdoors and working with VBA and Matlab.
Kevin is a CFI, CFII where he earned his licenses in Lubbock, TX, Clovis, NM, Sarasota, FL and now here at Ogden where he is working on his MEI while he instructs. He was born and raised in Bronx, NY, left his home town at the age of 19 to join the U.S Air Force. He is an Active Duty member where he holds the rank of Technical Sergeant with 17 years of service as an IT/Communications technician. In his spare time he enjoys skiing, mountain biking, and camping with his wife Linda.
I am from Chipita Park, CO, and currently live in Layton, UT. I have over 20 years of experience involving the USAF, T-37, F-4, F-16. IP. I also have 20 years of airline experience with EMB-120, B-727, 737, 747, 757, 767, A-319, 320. PI, Check Airman. I love golfing, hiking, camping, scouting and travel. When asked what I like best about instructing, my proud response is “Continuing to contribute, and helping students conquer their greatest challenge.”
I was born and raised in New Jersey but also lived in Colorado for some time. It was at a young age I knew I wanted to become a pilot, my passion of Aviation was fueled by looking up to the night sky and seeing airplanes fly above. I graduated from Utah State University with a Bachelors degree in Aviation Technology – Professional Pilot. I was the first of my family to graduate college as well as become a pilot. I love being a Flight Instructor because I get to see the passion of Aviation grow in my students eyes each time we progress in their learning. I currently hold my CFII and MEI and look forward to progressing in the Aviation Industry.
My name is Ryan Brimhall. I was born and raised in Menlo Park, CA where I graduated High School in 1997. I then moved to Salt Lake City to attend the University of Utah, and have lived here ever since. After a few years on hiatus in between semesters I finally obtained my B.S. in Economics with a Minor in Business from the University of Utah. My favorite part of instructing is seeing students learn and progress. It’s a great feeling watching someone learn to do what I love knowing I helped them get there. In my off time I have a 5 year old and a new born at home who keep my wife and myself very busy. I plan to get my ATP rating once I have the hours, but I also intend to continue teaching indefinitely so that one day I can teach my daughter and son to fly.
Jacee is a CFI who earned his licenses with Cornerstone Aviation in Ogden, Utah. He was born and raised in West Jordan, Utah. Jacee now lives in Riverdale with his wife and three kids. Jacee has been a member of the 419th Fighter Wing at Hill AFB for 18 years and holds the rank of Master Sergent. He was a Crew Chief on F-16’s and F-35’s. He has always had a passion for aviation and is planning on flying for Skywest and eventually Delta Airlines.
My name is Kyler Brisk. I am from Hurricane, Utah. My goal is to become an airline pilot and maybe fly the 787! Instructing has been one of the most rewarding opportunities because you learn so much from teaching. When I’m not flying I’m furthering my education through Liberty University’s online program or spending time with family and friends.
“I love instructing because not only do I get paid to fly but I get paid to LEARN and fly!”
Hello! My name is Andrew Butler. I am from Salt Lake City, Utah and have lived in Utah my entire life. I am a retired firefighter with twenty-two years at the fire department and have decided to make aviation and the commercial airlines a second career. My favorite part of instructing has been seeing the excitement in people’s faces the first time they fly and being able to pass on my knowledge and experience in aviation to someone else and watch them grow to become a professional pilot. In my spare time I like to spend time with my ten-year old son, running, SCUBA diving, traveling, riding my motorcycle and spending time in the outdoors.
My name is Brandon Cronin. I grew up in Winter Park Colorado and have been living in Utah since 2010. I was a professional freestyle mogul skier for 13 years and travelled all over the US and Canada to compete. I retired from competitive skiing in 2015 and then finished my bachelors in Economics at the University of Utah. I have been flying with Cornerstone Aviation since 2018 and got my CFI in October 2020. I still ski for fun in the winter and mountain bike, slack line, frisbee golf, and camp in the summer.
My name is Joshua Fawcett. I am from Kaysville, Utah and have lived there my whole life. I started my aviation path in September 2018 and finished with my MEI back in August 2019. I have been an instructor at Cornerstone Aviation since December 2019 and have loved working there. The staff and students are fantastic, and the training environment for students and instructors is amazing. I am the first pilot in my family, and it has been nothing but an amazing journey. People ask me what my favorite part of my job is, and my answer is always the same. Being able to take someone up on their first flight, with fear of the unknown in their eyes and then let them take controls for the first time. That change of fear to love of flying is what makes this job the best. I hope that anyone who has the desire to learn to fly will take that leap and do it. It’s all worth it in the end. My goals are to begin flying for SkyWest and then make my way to a major airline.
My name is Nick Henderson-Williams and I grew up in the UK and have been in the US since 2015. I am a CFI, CFII and MEI affiliated with the Envoy Airlines Cadet Program. I have a degree in Business Management from the University of Exeter in England, and have a huge passion for general aviation. Long term I would like to own a Cessna 182 and have a house in the back country. I look forward to meeting you and building your aviation goals together.
Qualifications:CFI, CFII, MEI, IGI, High Performance
I am originally from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma but currently reside with my beautiful wife, Lee, who is a Delta Flight Attendant. I graduated from the US Naval Academy in 1975 and served as a naval aviator from 1975-1996 as both active duty and reserve. The highlight of my naval career was serving in the Antarctic Development Squadron from 1979-1982 where I lived at McMurdo Station on the Antarctic continent. In 1980 I flew a mission that helped scientists discover a hole in the ozone layer. From 1986-2017 I flew multiple aircraft for Delta Airlines. I began instructing for Cornerstone Aviation in 2019 and I love being able to teach young pilots in Salt Lake City.
My name is Rainbow. I originally come from Hong Kong and I have been living in Utah since 2007. Currently I am a Cadet Instructor with Envoy Air since CSA provides me a good source and connection to aim for my future career path.
My name is Bryce Lorentzen. I am originally from Ventura County California but moved to Utah in 2014 to attend the University of Utah and graduated in 2018 with a bachelors degree in meteorology. I earned my CFI certificate in September of 2020 and am currently working the front desk and instructing. Outside of flying I enjoy fly fishing, skiing, camping and watching Utah football.
My name is Trip Marshall and I have been associated with Cornerstone aviation since 2003. My love of aviation has spanned my entire life, as I grew up living on an airport in North Carolina where my father ran an FBO and Crop Dusting Business. From 2003 to 2009 I was a flight instructor here at CSA, and was then moved to Chief Flight Instructor for Private Students. In 2011 I was hired by SkyWest Airlines, where I spent a few years flying the EMB-120 Brasilia, as well as the CRJ 200/700/900. Currently I am teaching 7th grade, but flight-instruct in the summer full time. When not flying I spend time with my wife and two kids, hiking and backpacking, or doing anything we can outdoors.
Qualifications: CFI, CFII, MEI, Type Rated, High Performance, Tailwheel, 141 Check Instructor
I knew as a young boy that I wanted to be a pilot. I began flight training in high school in Central Kentucky and earned my private pilot certificate in college. I went on to earn my instrument rating and commercial pilot certificate after college while working as a video producer at Sporty’s Pilot Shop. After several years working in local news, I decided to return to the world of aviation, earning my flight instructor certificate. I am excited to share the joy of aviation with new students. When I’m not flying, I enjoy hiking, climbing, and exploring the beauty of Utah.
My name is Andrew Moore and I grew up here in Salt Lake. I graduated from the University of Utah in 2016 with a degree in Civil Engineering and worked on water resource projects up and down the Wasatch Front until I left the field in 2019 to enter the aviation world. Currently I am working at the front desk as well as instructing at Cornerstone. When I’m not flying I enjoy mountain biking, hiking, and skiing with my wife in Utah’s spectacular outdoors.
I was born in Utica, New York. In 1972 I moved to Baker City, Oregon where I was introduced to aviation through an introductory flight in a Piper Cherokee 140. A year later I began flying a Cessna 150 and 152 at the age of 15. After graduating from Baker High School my educational pursuits took me to Provo where I received most of my FAA pilot certificates and ratings through Central Utah Aviation. I have been a gold seal flight instructor for over 30 years. I have accumulated over 17,500 hours of flying experience throughout my career of which over 2700 hours have been as a flight instructor. I earned a Masters degree from Delta State University in Commercial Aviation and a Bachelors Degree in Business Management, with minors in accounting & economics from Brigham Young University. I was hired as a flight crew member by SkyWest Airlines in 2000 and am currently qualified to fly the CRJ aircraft series. In January 2018 I began employment with Cornerstone Aviation as an FAA certified ground instructor.
Qualifications:CFI, CFII, MEI, ATP, Gold Seal Instructor
Martin O’Loughlin was born in Boston, and spent most of his youth in the suburbs of Washington, D.C.He graduated from George Washington University with a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry and was later commissioned as an Officer in the United States Navy.He became an FA-18 pilot, Topgun graduate, and flew dozens of other military aircraft continuously for 20 years.Martin was the most junior pilot ever to win the Michael Hoff Attack Aviator of the Year Memorial Award.As a USAF F-16 exchange pilot, he was his squadron’s and wing’s overall Top Gun multiple times.Later, the FA-18 squadron he commanded earned distinction in combat, and was the first Hornet squadron ever to win every competitive award in the same year for personnel retention, operational efficiency, aircraft maintenance excellence, ordnance handling expertise, and safety.
In his distinguished career, Martin was awarded the Air Force Airman’s Medal for Heroism, several Meritorious Service Medals, numerous Air Medals and Aerial Achievement Medals, and many combat, deployment, and personal awards.His career milestones include over 5,000 flight hours, 100 combat missions, and 800 carrier landings.
Martin left active duty to become the CEO of a multi-location FBO involved in the full spectrum of aviation activities – fuel sales; aircraft sales, maintenance, and rental; flight instruction; firefighting; and charter, operating more than 75 aircraft.He has had similar leadership roles with other FBO chains, aerospace companies, FAA-certified repair stations, and flight operations throughout North America and the Caribbean.Martin has founded or co-founded twelve companies, been a hands-on leader for several others as a C-Level executive, and served on university business school and charter high school Boards of Directors.
As an active pilot with over 7,000 flight hours in 100 models of aircraft, Martin has vast experience in aircraft modification, flight test, and certification.However, his greatest enjoyment comes from working with the flight instructors and aircraft technicians who are making the next generation of pilots.His recreational passions include flying, skiing, cycling, golf, and hiking in the mountains with his Golden Retrievers.
I was born and raised in Northern California where I learned to fly at the age of 17! I graduated from the University of California Los Angeles with a Bachelor of Arts and was later commissioned as an Officer in the United States Air Force where I became an F-16 and F-35 pilot. I still fly the F-35 full time and enjoy instructing for CSA part time. My passions include instructing, flying my private airplane, snowboarding, and cycling.
Hi I’m Claire! I was born and raised in Seattle, WA but moved to Utah to attend Westminster College. I graduated in 2018 with a B.S. in Aviation Flight Operations and a minor in French. When not in the air, you can find me in the mountains, either on a pair of skis or trail running. I love instructing! Getting to share a passion of mine with others is one of the most rewarding things in my life. My end goal is a Major Airline, but I try to keep an open mind with any opportunities that come up.
Hi, my name is Mandi Stuart and I’ve been an instructor at CSA since 2017. I spend most of my free time traveling and doing outdoor activities. I enjoy instructing because it gives me the opportunity to stay connected with the general aviation community and help others to pursue their passion for flying. I’m not only instructing at CSA, but happily flying for Envoy Airlines!
Qualifications:CFI, CFII, MEI, ATP, High Performance
My name is Tali Talburt. I was born and raised in Phoenix, Arizona and did all of my flight training out of sunny Scottsdale. I recently traded the desert for the mountains to continue my instructing at Cornerstone. In my free time I like to run, do pilates, and fly around with my dad! I hope to one day become a captain at a major airline!
My name is Josh Thompson. I have lived in Utah my whole life. I have been instructing at Cornerstone again since September 2018. Being a flight instructor has been such a great experience. I have helped so many great people achieve there dreams of flying an airplane. It is very true about how rewarding teaching is. In my free time I love playing basketball, video games, spending time with my family and traveling the world.
My name is Parker Wilson. I enjoy getting outdoors and doing anything from hunting and mountain biking to snow skiing. My dream is to own a back country plane one day and spend my free time off-grid. I’ll brag about my job as a Flight Instructor at CSA any day! There isn’t another flight school I would rather be associated with or recommend someone pursue their training at over Cornerstone Aviation. Pilot training is challenging and it’s rewarding to help students through that same process. We’re all headed towards some really exciting futures.