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About the Instructors

Grant von Ahlefeldt (Owner)


Grant, CFII, MEL, ATP has been flying for more than 18 years and has accumulated over 7,000 hours of flying experience. He holds a CFII "Single Engine Flight Instructor, Instrument" rating. In addition, he also holds an ATP "Airline Transport Pilot Certificate". He has flown for a UPS affiliate, a medevac ambulance in KS and currently flies for a private jet charter company in Mississippi. When home in Colorado, he spends his time at the airport instructing new students.

To contact Grant personally, call: 719-641-0343

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Alexan (Lex) Sukta

Originally from Indiana, Lex now calls Colorado home.  He is an Army veteran and part-time CFI that specializes in instructing students in Technically Advanced Aircraft, such as the Cirrus SR Series.  He has been flying since he was 16 years old and holds a Bachelor's in Aeronautical Technology from Purdue University.  He has instructed for Purdue University and Vincennes University in both the classroom and the flight deck.  Lex is also a UAS instructor and pilot for a local fire department.

To contact Lex directly, call or text: 574-806-3258

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Tom Slavonik

Tom is a 4000-hour CFI/CFII/MEl who resides in Pueblo West, CO, with his wife Adrienne. He currently works as a part time flight instructor at the Pueblo Memorial Airport (PUB) in Southern Colorado. Prior to moving to Colorado in 2017, Tom and his wife owned a 1959 Cessna 182B for 16 years and flew it extensively from home bases in both Chesapeake, VA, and Chester, SC. As a jump pilot, Tom has over 1000 jump runs under his belt and considers that job to be the most fun he ever had.

To contact Tom personally, call: 719-621-7231

Benjamin Sandoval

Benjamin has been flying for 2 years and in that time has acquired almost 500 hours along with CFI, CFII, and MEI ratings.  He has extensive teaching experience and thoroughly enjoys working with students one on one.  His passions for teaching and flying meld perfectly to make for a very enjoyable and thorough flying experience.  His focus is getting students ready for their Checkride (flight and ground training) and he has yet to send a student to a Checkride that did not pass.  He works during the week as an Instructor at IntelliTec College in Pueblo and uses his weekends (Fri-Sun) for flight instruction. 

To contact Benjamin personally, call: 719-569-6805

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Dustin Ringdahl


Dustin is a CFI, CFII and MEI with over 400 flight hours. He has been flying for over 3 years now and loves teaching and talking aviation! He did the majority of his flight training at ATP Colorado Springs and currently lives in Colorado Springs with his wife and 4 year old son. He is dedicated to teaching safety in the air as his number one priority. He loves the dynamic of teaching real world, practical scenarios mixed with the endless fun of flying airplanes. You can Contact Dustin at (435)773-2282 or

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