Our Instructors

Our Instructors

Instructor Bio


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Rates:
$70/hr. Primary Instruction
$75/hr. Adv. Instruction

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Instructor Pilot
Certifications

We are always looking for high quality flight instructors. To apply for a position as a flight instructor with Pinnacle Aviation, please submit your resume and cover letter to info@pinnacleacademy.com


Kam   Shalhoup
Rates:
$80/hr. Chief Instructor
$700 FAA Check Ride

Kam Shalhoup
Chief Instructor
Certifications CFI, CFII, MEI, ATP

Kamal "Kam" Shalhoop grew up in Vista, learned to fly at Oceanside airport. Prior to going into The U.S Army, Received my advanced rating. My first flying job, glider tow pilot at Elsinore, while attending graduate school. Started flight instructing at Brackett airport. Also flew charted, contact pilot with meteorology research INC, Air Attack/ Recon for U.S. Forest service. Chief Flight Instructor, Cable Air, INC. and Grey Eagle Flight Academy. My goal at Pinnacle is to provide the best leadership and training for both Instructors and students.
and he is checked out in Cessna 152,172R/s/G1000 and Piper Seminole


Weston   Kessler
Rates:
$80/hr. Chief Instructor
$700 FAA Check Ride

Weston Kessler
Chief Instructor
Certifications CFI, CFII, MEI

Weston was born and raised in Pittsfield MA, he spent 8 years living in the high mountains of Colorado, 6 months in Alaska, and now has bee a resident of Carlsbad for just over a year. Through out his life, he has always been involved in extreme sports like racing motor cross. Weston received his training through Airline Transport Professional, going from zero time to CFI, CFII and MEI. He is eager to spread his knowledge and passion for aviation to other pilots and student pilots, and help them attain their goals in the exciting field of Aviation.
He is checked out in a Cessna 152,172/R/S/G1000, 182, Mooney and Piper Seminole


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