Rich is a third-generation pilot, FBO operator, and has been flying all his life. His formal training started in 1973 with his first solo on his 16th birthday in 1974. He has over 15,000 hours logged, with over 10,000 hours as a flight instructor. Rich holds a commercial certificate with single-engine, multi-engine, and instrument ratings along with his CFI, CFII, and MEI.
As of June 2014, Rich now holds an ATP certificate. He also holds both Airframe and Powerplant mechanics certificates with inspection authorization. He has owned and operated Morey Airplane Company since 2002.
Since then, he has also been the airport manager for the Middleton Municipal Airport – Morey Field. He started his aviation career as a lineman, and in the course of his 37 years at Morey Airplane Company, has held literally every job in the company. Besides flying charter, Rich teaches primary and advanced flight instruction as well as tail wheel endorsements
Harold began flight instructing at the Morey Airplane Company in 1977. He holds a commercial certificate with single-engine, multi-engine, and instrument ratings along with CFI, CFII, and MEI.
Harold has logged over 9,500 hours with over 4,600 as an instructor. He focuses on the student’s ability to safely and competently fly an aircraft for pleasure or business which goes above just flying and meeting FAA standards.
Harold initiated the Morey Ground School courses for private and instrument certification and is active in teaching them. He began his flying career as an Airborne Radio Operator in the USAF and obtained his private pilot certificate in an Air Force flying club. All other ratings were achieved at Morey Airplane Company.
For over 10 years, he has used his own airplanes in the progress of his technology-based business, nationwide.
His teaching experience (aside from Morey) includes:
- Technical Instructor School in the USAF.
- 14 years teaching electronics engineering courses for UW Extension Engineering.
- Six years teaching electronics for MATC.
His aerospace experience as an electronics engineer includes working on both spacecraft and aircraft control and reliability issues. He has served on the Technical Policy Committee of the General Aviation Manufacturers Association and coordinated activities with RTCA on preparation of DO-178B.
In 2011, Harold was awarded “Flight Instructor of the Year” for Wisconsin by the FAA, honoring the most outstanding individuals those who have served aviation and aviation safety. Green is also a recipient of the Wright Brothers Master Pilot Award for 50+ years of safe flying.
“I love to teach and I love to fly.” Tom is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison where he earned a BA and MBA. He first soloed at the age of 19 in a Piper J-3 Cub from a grass strip in Brookfield, WI. He has been a Certified Flight Instructor since 1989, and has earned the ATP Multi Engine, CFI-I and MEI certifications. Tom has accumulated over 3500 hours most of which has been as a certified flight instructor.
Tom enjoys all types of flying and is tail wheel qualified. He has met the requirements for the Gold Seal Certificate, with the exception of the Ground Instructor Certificate, which is in process. Tom has experience teaching under FAA Part 61 and Part 141. He has taught 25 primary studetns through the solo phase and recommended 29 students for FAA certiciation.
Tom is an Air Force Veteran, and retired after 22 years of service, from the 115 Fighter wing of the Wisconsin Air National Guard, where he served as an Airfield Manager, supporting F-16 operations.
Pete obtained his private pilot certificate while in college in 1980. He has been flying for fun ever since, having logged 4,500 hours, including 3,550 hours as a flight instructor.
Pete has been teaching at the Morey Airplane Company since 2006. In addition to commercial, instrument and CFI ratings, he holds a commercial glider rating with aero and ground tow endorsements.
Pete loves teaching tail wheel transition to pilots. Two of Pete’s clients had their first flights in their own tail wheel aircraft and went on to earn their private pilot and sport pilot certificates without ever having logged pilot in-command time in a tricycle gear aircraft.
Pete is familiar with sport pilot licensing requirements and can often be found flight training in client-owned light-sport aircraft.
Evan is a first-generation pilot and has enjoyed aviation all of his life. His training began in 2008 at the Westosha Airport in Wilmot, Wisconsin where he received his private pilot certificate on his 17th birthday. After spending some time as a small business owner, he moved to Madison to continue his aviation education. Evan is also currently working on his Bachelor degree in Aeronautics from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Worldwide.
Evan currently holds a commercial certificate with single-engine, multi-engine, and instrument ratings along with his CFI. He is also an FAASTeam representative and enjoys teaching both primary and advanced students.
Mike Love holds Commercial, Instrument, SEL, MEL, CFI, CFII and A&P ratings. Mike has been flying since the age of 15 and has flown over 70 models of aircraft. Mike has approximately 7,000 hours of flying time including 1,000 hours of aerobatic time. Mike also has approximately 1,000 hours of tail wheel time in a variety of aircraft that range from the J-3 Cub to the Pitts Special.
Mike owns a Russian military trainer, that Yak-52 that he does aerobatics in and in the past owned a Pitts Special S-2B. Mike has flown airshows around the Midwest and competed in aerobatic competitions. Finally, Mike has written three books that are published by McGraw-Hill in their aviation series. The titles are:
- Better Takeoffs and Landing
- Spin Management and Recovery
- Flight Maneuvers
After serving in the Belgian air force as an aircraft mechanic on the C-130 Bram started flying in 2012. He trained in Florida and Antwerp, Belgium where he obtained both FAA and EASA commercial ratings. Bram moved from Belgium to Arizona in 2015 where he started teaching airline cadets.
Bram is a CFI, CFII and MEI. In Phoenix he worked as a full time instructor for 4 years where he was also a check airman. In the high pace and competitive environment where he worked he was named “Instructor of the Month” on two occasions. 3200 flight hours later he obtained his ATP, moved to Wisconsin and started teaching here at Morey. Bram is fluent in English, Dutch and French. When Bram is not flying he likes to eat chocolate, go fishing and enjoy a good meal with friends.
Sara is a first-generation pilot who has loved airports and airplanes from a young age, and remembers always wanting the window seat on family trips (nothing’s changed!). In April 2016, a seemingly casual conversation with her hairdresser led to her discovery flight at Morey and changed the course of her life.
Sara loves to flight instruct and help students work through the various challenges that flight training presents. She holds a commercial certificate with single-engine and instrument ratings, along with her CFI, and is pursuing her CFI-I and ME ratings. She is involved with local aviation groups including EAA Chapter 93, WAI – Four Lakes Chapter, and the Wisconsin 99s.
Dr. Mehdi is a researcher and lecturer at the University. Because of his flexible schedule, he works as a part-time CFI at Morey. He started learning about flying using different flight simulators many years before even setting foot in an airplane. He completed all of his training in Reno, NV while n college. Studying, working, and flying at the same time made him a good person to talk to about flying lessons on a budget.
Dr. Mehdi immigrated to the U.S. based on the National Interest Waiver program. This gives him a unique perspective on how to teach international students by understanding their particular challenges.
He believes no two students are the same and so the instruction they receive should be customized to them as well. That’s why he always spends extra time learning about his students, their strengths and weaknesses, and especially, their fears!
Dr. Mehdi puts a special focus on safety, he has earned phases two and three of FAA Safety Advanced and Master WINGS, along with being an Advanced and Instrument Ground Instructor. He teaches primary and advanced students.
Any evening that he’s not flying, he’s either practicing martial arts or spending time with friends and family.