Our Experienced Flight Training Professionals and Aircraft Management Crew

What is V1? It is the carefully calculated velocity at which you are committed to takeoff. It is your decision speed. Our crewmembers make that same commitment to you as you takeoff to achieve your aviation goals.

Together, our flight training professionals have more than 30,000 flight hours. They are experienced professionals, who specialize in instruction and cater to your individual needs. From flight training for busy professionals and commercial students to aircraft management, V1 Aeronautical identifies your needs and develops a custom plan to provide you with a personal, one-on-one aviation experience.

V1 flight training professional David Wallace

caitlin farley
owner, platinum csip. CFI, CFII, MEI, ATP

Caitlin is the only Platinum factory-trained Cirrus Standardized Instructor Pilot (CSIP) in the Tampa Bay area. She has served the local Cirrus community for the past ten years and travels nationally as an Instructor for the Cirrus Owners and Pilots Association (COPA). She is also typed-rated as Captain on the Lear 60 and as a first officer in the Dassault-Falcon 50.  Caitlin has a bachelor’s degree in business management from Florida State University, and she is currently seeking a master’s degree from the University of Florida.

V1 flight training professional Caitlin Farley

david wallace
CSIP, CFI, CFII, MEI, ATP

David has been active in the local aviation community for more than 10 years and has logged over 8,500 flight hours as a corporate pilot, flight instructor and commercial pilot. He also flies a Lear 60 and a King Air 200. While David earned his ratings and certificates, he also worked as a line technician for two fixed base operators. 

V1 flight training professional Chris Smith

Chris Smith
CFI, CFII, ATP, CSIP

Chris is a local corporate pilot and flight instructor, who has more than 20 years of aviation experience. With more than 2,000 hours flying Cirrus aircraft, he has been a CSIP since 2005 providing Cirrus flight training. He lives in Dunedin with his wife and their daughter.

V1 flight training professional John Brereton

Reinaldo perez
CSIP, CFI, CFII, MEI, ATP

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