Gene’s first experience with aviation came through his service in the US Navy from 1988-1999. Gene began his tenure at D2 Flight Academy in 2000 as a certified flight instructor after he exited the US Navy. He holds an ATP certificate with CFII certificates for airplane SEL, and MEL. While instructing for Tradewind, he gained experience teaching students of all backgrounds. In 20 years of instructing, he has totaled over 4000 hours in several Aircraft.