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

David Wallace
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 Learjets and King Air. While David earned his ratings and certificates, he also worked as a line technician for two fixed base operators. 

V1 flight training professional Caitlin Farley

Caitlin Farley
CFI, CFII, MEI, ATP, CSIP

Caitlin is a member of the Cirrus flight training network and is the only Platinum factory-trained Cirrus Standardized Instructor Pilot (CSIP) in the Tampa Bay area. She has served the Cirrus community for the past eight years. 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 earning a master’s degree from the University of Florida.

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 is a Cirrus CSIP, who also provides Cirrus flight training. He lives in Dunedin with his wife and their daughter.

V1 flight training professional John Brereton

John Brereton
CFI, CFII, MEI, ATP

John has been working as a pilot since obtaining his bachelor’s degree in aviation management in 2003. He has extensive flying experience working in Part 91, 135 and now 121 operations. John currently flies an Embraer 175 and enjoys assisting V1 Aeronautical as a flight instructor.