Meet The Crew

Barnes Municipal Airport (Westfield, MA)

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Stephen Hayden

Chief Flight Instructor, CFII, MEI

Stephen Hayden is currently an Airline Transport Pilot employed with JetBlue. Steve holds over 16,000 hours of flight time in everything from ultra-lights, helicopters and seaplanes, to turbo props and heavy jets. He's even managed to get a little aerobatic time in a Super Decathalon.

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Nick Bridges

Flight Instructor, CFII

Nick started his aviation career at Boston Logan International Airport as cargo agent, deicer, ramp agent, and aircraft reposition coordinator  while working on his PPL. He trained with Steve for his Instrument rating before earning his Commercial and CFI ratings with ATP Flight School. Nick has a passion for anything aviation, hockey, and any outdoor activity. 

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Michelle Zemba

Office Manager

Michelle Zemba has been part of Westfield Flight Academy for several years as one of the main points of contact. She is considered the "glue" of the operation working with all facets of the business including scheduling maintenance and vendor operations.

Daniel Chouiniere
Asst. Chief Instructor, CFII, MEI

Schenectady County Airport (Schenectady, NY)

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Daniel Chouiniere

Asst. Chief Instructor, CFII, MEI

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Barbara Jones

Base Coodinator, CFI

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John Balvasaro

Flight Instructor, CFII

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Kyle Goodwin

Flight Instructor

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Steven Kalwaskinski

Flight Instructor

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Morgan Winnie

Flight Instructor

Hudson Valley Regional Airport (Poughkeepsie, NY)

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Bill Faulkner

General Manager of Operations

Bill Faulkner has been an Aviation Enthusiast his entire life. He is a Civil Air Patrol Veteran who soloed when he was 16. He now has his Private Pilot's license. And, is happy to help train the next generation of Aviators.

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Sam Dawson

Flight Instructor, CFII

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Rich Melnyk

Flight Instructor