Derek is a flight instructor at Leading Edge.
Derek has an intense passion for aviation and flight instruction, and is excited to join the flight instructing team at Leading Edge. A Colorado native, he completed his flight training and all of his ratings at Leading Edge Flight Training. Upon completion, Derek began his commercial career at Leading Edge as a flight instructor, and owns his own commercial aerial photography company. Derek began his aviation career as an F/A-18 air-frame mechanic in the United States Marine Corps along with a combat deployment. Rarely do you ever find an instructor/pilot with such a fervent passion for instruction and dedication to the art of flying.
Derek is a CFI and is excited to share his enthusiasm and love of flying with the Leading Edge pilot team.