El Monte Airport (KEMT)                                          Brackett Airport (KPOC)
                   
4015 N Santa Anita Ave                                          1401 Fairplex Drive.
                 El Monte, CA 91731                                                 La Verne, CA 91750                                  


                 Ph  (626) 869-7099
        Info@socalflyingclub.com

                     Office Hours :  Monday-Sunday  9:00 AM to 4:30 PM
                     Flight Operation / Training Hours : 24 Hours, 7 Days a week
Flight Instructors

Gilbert Herrera

Chief Pilot  (KEMT & KPOC)

Gil is a CFI who has a passion for teaching students the art of flying.  After retiring from his years of dedicated service to the Los Angeles County community, he now spends time helping flying a Bonanza, Baron 58 and also a Citation Mustang.  He holds an ATP rating and is a CFII & MEI.


Carl Miller
Certified Flight Instructor 
(KEMT & KPOC)

Carl has countless years of experience in multiple airplanes.  He has established a impressive list of accomplished pilots who started their career with Carl.  Carl also holds a CFII & MEI.


George Hopkins
Certified Flight Instructor
(KEMT)

George is retired El Monte Police Captain. He enjoys flying and has been flying over 50 years. George also holds CFII certificate.



Kevin Cheng
Certified Flight Instructor (KEMT)

Kevin started his flight lessons here at SCFC and has continued to trained and build time. During the week he is an engineer for Boeing. Kevin hold a CFI certificate.


Ted Lumanlan
Certified Flight Instructor
(KEMT)


Ted has spent countless flight hours in the Southern California Basin.  He obtained many of his training at our local airports.  Besides his passion for flying, Ted exercises his engineering degree during the week. Ted also holds a CFII & MEI certificate.






Michael Marchand
Certified Flight Instructor
(KEMT)

Mike is a recent retired LA FSDO who enjoys sharing his love for flying by teaching others to fly. He has been flying for a couple of decades. He holds an ATP rating and is a CFII & MEI.


Ryan Herrera
Certified Flight Instructor
(KEMT)

Ryan grew up around aviation and obtained his Private Pilot License at age 17. He attended MT San Antonio College and was in their flying team. He Volunteers for the Civil Air Patrol and is the squadron commander of the El Monte Composite Squadron. He holds a CFI certificate.


Arturo Coronel
Certified Flight Instructor
(KEMT)

Art started his aviation career early on, due to his love of traveling at a young age. He now works for the airlines but continues to build his time and share his enjoyment of flying with students. Art holds his CFII & MEII.


Marc Ahumada
Certified Flight Instructor
(KEMT & KPOC)


Marc is a CFI with a career in aviation that spans more than two decades long. He too enjoys sharing his love for teaching others to fly. His background includes the C-421, Mitsubishi M-U2, just to name a couple. When he's not at the airport, Marc can be found mentoring at risk youth in his community. He holds an ATP rating and is a CFII & MEI.


Benjamin Lipson
Certified Flight Instructor
(KPOC)

Benjamin began flying a few years back through Mt. San Antonio College's Aviation Program.  He is also currently working on a Bachelor's in Aviation Management through SIU. His knowledge, experience as a pilot, & overall love for aviation make him a great addition to the flying club.  Ben also holds a CFII & MEI certificate.


So Cal Flying Club requires Flight Instructors to have extensive flight time logged in DA40 aircraft.  Our Flight Instructors are experts in instruction of G1000 equipped aircraft and have excellent safety and Practical Exam Checkride Passing percentages. All Instructors are FAA Certified Flight Instructors. All instruction is performed in compliance with FAA Part 61 Regulations.

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