Our Instructors

Our Instructors

Instructor Bio


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

Your turn! Join Us
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   Shelhoup
Rates:
$80/hr. Chief Instructor
$700 FAA Check Ride

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

Kamal "Kam" Shelhoop 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


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

Carlos Nadal
Instructor Pilot
Certifications CFI, CFII

 Carlos comes from New York, but has called Carlsbad home since 1989.  He started flying in 1978 planning only to get his Private Pilot's License, but quickly realized his intense love for flying wouldn't let him stop there.  Learning to fly just a few miles from New York City, he  learned about congested & controlled airspace as well as changing weather conditions.  Carlos currently works full time as an Electrical Engineer at Northrop Grumman on the F-35 but plans to retire & make Flight Instruction his full time career sharing his love for flying . Carlos earned his CFI and CFII right here at Pinnacle.He is currently working on his MEI. 
He is checked out in a Cessna 152, 172R/S/G1000, 182 and Mooney


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