Mr. Cohen has been the Owner and only President of Air Ben Aviator, Inc. since its inception. He has 33 years of experience with managing a successful flight training school in all areas including advertising and recruiting. Mr. Cohen holds an FAA Commercial Pilot Certificate with Airplane Single and Multi-Engine Land, Instrument Airplane and SIC CE550 Type ratings. He also holds an FAA Certified Flight Instructor Certificate with Airplane Single and Multi-Engine, and Instrument Airplane ratings and has been also awarded a "Gold Seal" by the FAA for his performance as a flight instructor.
Ms. Mete has been the Vice President of Ari Ben Aviator, Inc. since its inception. She has over 29 years of experience with the day-to-day operations of the flight College and its financial accounting, personnel and record keeping. She also has been in charge of the school's accreditation process and compliance since 1997. Ms. Mete is the Principal Designated School Official for all matters related to the Student Visitor Exchange Program.
VICE-PRESIDENT OF ACADEMIC AFFAIRS, FAA EXAMINER
Former graduate from the prestigious "Aeronavale", the French Naval Officer Academy, and former French Navy Pilot. Mr. Lavial has been the Chief Pilot and Chief Flight Instructor for Ari Ben Aviator for over 18 years and has written the majority of the curriculum used in flight training at ACAST. Mr. Lavial holds an FAA Airline Transport Pilot Certificate. He also holds an FAA Certified Flight Instructor Certificate with Airplane Single and Multi-Engine, and Instrument Airplane ratings. Mr. Lavial holds an FAA Ground Instructor Certificate with Advanced and Instrument Ratings and has been also awarded a "Gold Seal" by the FAA for his performance as a flight instructor. Mr. Lavial has accumulated over 13,000 hours of flight time of which more than 8,000 hours are as a Flight Instructor.
DIRECTOR OF AIRCRAFT MAINTENANCE
Mr. Speer holds an FAA Aircraft Mechanic Certificate with Airplane and Powerplant ratings. Mr. Speer was awarded an Inspection Authorization by the FAA for his extensive experience in aircraft maintenance and aircraft airworthiness compliance requirements.
DIRECTOR OF FLIGHT OPERATIONS
Mr. Johnson is a dual rated pilot holding an Airline Transport Pilot Certificate for Fixed wing Aircraft and a Commercial Pilot Certificate for Helicopters. Mr. Johnson also holds a CFI, CFII, and MEI for fixed wing aircraft as well as a CFI for helicopters. Mr. Johnson has been involved with aviation for over a decade and has 5 years of experience as a Chief Flight Instructor coordinating the operations at a large flight school making him a valuable resource here at Aviator College.
Mr. Phillips is the institution's legal counsel. Mr. Phillips holds a Barchelors of Arts, in History from the University of Miami and a Juris Doctorate, from NOVA Southeastern University. Mr. Phillips has an extensive experience and practice of the Law. Mr. Phillips is licensed by The Florida Bar and certified by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.