Our top notch crew members have gained significant experience in aviation.  Your safety is ensured every time you lift off with the experience and knowledge found in our cockpits. Meet our amazing team at Westfield Flight Academy! We are pleased to introduce to you...

Steven Hayden
Chief Flight Instructor

Stephen Hayden is currently an Airline Transport Pilot employed with JetBlue. Steve holds over 16,000 hours of flight time in everthing 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.


Nicole Olmstead is our newest flight instructor, she instructs at KBAF and KPOU.

Nicole graduated from Western Connecticut State University in Marketing and Economics

She earned her Commercial and CFI at Aviator College in Florida.

Nicole Olmstead
Flight Instructor  -KPOU
Brian Pitera
Flight Instructor -KPOU

Brian Pitera is a graduate of Dutchess Community College with a degree in both Aviation Science and Aviation Management college programs. You can always get on Brian's good side by bringing him a snack! He works part-time for Westfield and is working full-time for Republic Airlines.


Michelle Grassi
Office Manager -KBAF

Michelle Grassi 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.


Katie Robertson is the office manager at KPOU. She has recently graduated from Dutchess Community College with a degree in aviation.

Flight Instructor

Join the Westfield Flight Academy team we are actively seeking flight instructors for our KBAF and KPOU locations. Call or email to apply today!

Sam Missall
Intern/Assistant Manager -KPOU

Sam Missall is finishing his academic work to complete his degree at Dutchess Community College, He passed both his Private and Instrument and is working on his Commercial. He has a job offer with Air Cargo Carriers a WFA Charter partner 

Katie Robertson
Al Berti

Al is a ex-charter pilot who flew Cessna Citations and King Airs predominately in the northeast. He is now one of our CFII's and also teaches for the Boces aviation program in Kingston. 

Office Manager -KPOU
Flight Instructor -KPOU
Mike Nowicki
DCC Student/ Intern/Assistant Manager -KPOU
Mike Nowicki is currently studying Aviation Science at Dutchess Community College. He is entering his second year and recently passed his Private Pilot Checkride - Congratulations Mike

Derek Green

Flight Instructor -KPOU