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Our highly trained pilots and staff bring to the table flight instruction and courtesies that are second to none. Elevate Aviation offers highly favorable services in aircraft management, rentals, pilot services, flight training, Cirrus instruction, flying lessons, and more. We cover the state of Utah and are based at Salt Lake City International airport. Whether you are looking for pilot services or want to fly your own Cirrus plane, we are the right resource.

Cheif Pilot Drew - TCI, CFI, CFII, MEI, ATP

From a young age, Drew always knew that he wanted to be a pilot. His obsession was so unrelenting that his parents were forced to begin his flight training at the age of 11 just to buy themselves a bit of peace. Drew was a competitive swimmer his entire life and swam for the University of Utah. Afterwards, he began flight instructing in 2009.  Drew enjoys sharing his passion for aviation through tailwheel, back-country, and Cirrus flight training.  In addition to flying Cirrus aircraft all over the lower 48 states, he is a Captain for SkyWest.

Full Time Instructor Travis - TCI, CFI, CFII, MEI

Travis grew up enjoying the outdoors of Utah.  As an avid hunter and sportsman, Travis appreciates the amazing areas around us.  More important still is his devotion to his family.  Travis graduated with a degree in Finance.  After spending a few years serving in the finance sector, his adventurous spirit became enthralled with aviation.  With the skill of a marksman, the professional apptitutde of a financial advisor and the intuition of a supreme teacher, Travis is an invaluable asset to the Elevate family.

Full Time Instructor and Vision Jet pilot Joe - CSIP, CFI, CFII, MEI

Joe has spent most of his life on the eastern slopes of the Rocky Mountains in Denver, Colorado. Though he has spent time as a deputy sheriff and has run a construction company for several years, his heart has always been in aviation. He trained and taught in aviation in Arizona, Florida, Nevada and Utah. Joe is an Eagle Scout and served a two-year mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Rosario, Argentina. He graduated in 2006 from Metropolitan State University in Denver with a Bachelor’s degree in International Communications. He served an internship with InterContinental Hotel Group in Mexico while attending school at the University of Guadalajara. He also served as Assistant to the President of the Chamber of the Americas. He has his SIC in the Citation 550 and is fully typed in the Cirrus Vision Jet SF50. Joe resides in Bountiful, Utah, with his wife, Becky, 4 kids, dog and cat. He enjoys DIY projects, sports, coaching and travel.

Part Time Instructor Bradley - TCI, CFI, CFII, ATP

Bradley was born and raised in Southern California. Both his grandfather and father are pilots and avid aviation enthusiasts.  In 2008 he began his flying career in Long Beach, California.  He is an Eagle Scout, and served a two-year mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Mexico City, Mexico.  He graduated from Utah Valley University in 2014 with a Bachelor’s degree in Aviation Science. Bradley is a First Officer for SkyWest.  He resides in Eagle Mountain, Utah, with his wife, Kellie, and two children, Chase and Charley. He enjoys surfing, snowboarding, hiking, hunting, fishing, and playing golf.

Phil - Finance Manager

Having been raised in the Valley of the Sun, Phil has a great appreciation for water and its worth in the Western United States. Phil completed his Eagle Scout requirements with a soil erosion project on Point Loma in San Diego, California. He then served a two-year mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Montevideo, Uruguay. Phil was awarded a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting in 1971 at San Diego State University. After a four year enlistment with the United States Army, he worked for the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation for 28 years as a project cost accountant for multi-million dollar Western Water Projects involving dams and reservoirs and water delivery to all the contracted entities. Now retired from Federal Government service, Phil resides with his wife, Beth, in West Jordan, Utah. He enjoys reading mystery novels, doing indoor and outdoor projects at home with Beth, bowling, golfing, hiking, jogging, and chasing grandchildren around.

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