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.
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.
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.
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.
Kyle started his aviation passion while flying in his Dad's Piper Comanche at a very early age. Following his dream of becoming a commercial pilot, Kyle is a law enforcement helicopter pilot and helicopter instructor. He also flies airplanes as a commercial and instructor pilot. He earned his Business Management Degree at St. Leo University and is a veteran of the U.S. Navy
V1 Aeronautical caters to all pilots, renters and students alike. Whether a private pilot or commercial pilot, we feature a wide range of aircraft to help you achieve your aviation goals. If you are looking for a more technologically advanced aircraft or for a more cost-effective, traditional aircraft, our fleet delivers.
V1 Aeronautical offers numerous pilot ratings to satisfy your objectives, which include:
Get started on your aviation journey with an introductory or discovery flight. Fly in our fully-equipped SR-22, which includes air conditioning and XM Satellite Radio. You will receive a tour of our operation and briefing of what to expect on the flight. After, you will head to the flightline for a flight along the scenic coastline of Pinellas County.
We will answer your questions about learning to fly, earning a pilot license and pilot license cost. The experience is $249 and lasts approximately one hour. Get behind the controls and decide if aviation is an adventure you are ready to take!
We are conveniently located to serve the Clearwater, Tampa Bay and St. Petersburg areas. Contact V1 Aeronautical flight school about how to earn a pilot license and to learn about our customized aircraft management services.