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Geoffrey Weate

Certified Flight Instructor
Geoff is a Certified Flight Instructor with Instrument instruction capabilities. He is currently certified to train and fly on the R-22 & R-44. Geoff does tours, training and aerial photography. However, Geoff is an accomplished aviator with over 30 years flying experience in rotorcraft and fixed wing. To add to his flying achievements, he is also a certified A&P aircraft mechanic with over 32 years of experience. In early 2018, Geoff was hired after completing his Certified Flight instructor (instrument) with us at MaxFlight. Geoff’s formal education consists of B.S. with a concentration in Aviation Science.

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Eric Vega

Certified Flight Instructor
Eric is a Certified Flight Instructor with Instrument instruction capabilities. He is currently certified to train and fly on the R-44, R-22 & Cabri G2. Based in Kissimmee, Eric does tours, training and aerial photography. Late 2019, Eric was hired after completing his flight training at Silverhawk Aviation Academy. Eric’s formal education consists of an Associates of Applied Science concentrated in Aviation Technology and an Associates of Applied Science in Aircraft Armament Systems Technology. Eric also is an honorably discharged veteran in the United States Air Force.

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Cole Maguire

Certified Flight Instructor
Cole is a Certified Flight Instructor with Instrument instruction capabilities. He is currently certified to train and fly on the R-44,R-22 & Cabri G2. Based in Kissimmee, Cole was also selected to represent MaxFlight as our Part 135Charter pilot. Along with being a charter pilot; Cole does tours, training and aerial photography. Mid 2019, Cole was hired in house after completing his certified flight instructor training with us, at MaxFlight. Cole also has a Bachelor of Science degree from UCF with a major in molecular and microbiology.

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Dave Anderson

Commercial Pilot
Dave is originally from Scotland in the U.K., and began flying helicopters more than 10 years ago. After a successful career as an electronics design engineer, Dave finally decided to follow his lifelong ambition to become a helicopter pilot. He has both his FAA & EASA Commercial Pilot licenses, and has flown in both the USA and Europe. Dave enjoys flying tours for MaxFlight Helicopters in the Robinson R44 around the various Theme Parks, and being a roller coaster fan has a detailed knowledge of the Orlando area and all of the rides and attractions!! He particularly enjoys doing news work & aerial photo flights, together with the evening Firework flights. Dave has even offered to fly tours for us wearing his kilt – if the price is right!!

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Austi Tarter-Leclercq

Owner-President
Small business owner, Marine veteran, mother of three & pilot. Raised in Atlanta, Georgia with her mother since she was 5 years old, Austi joined the Marine Corp at 18 years old in hopes of a new opportunity. Having completed her Masters degree with the help of the military she decided to try out her newly acquired business skills in the corporate world. However, after many years of trying to find her place she discovered that working for someone else’s passion is a lot harder than it looks! Austi then decided to go into business for herself and leave the cubicle job for good! With a small introduction of 5 years to aviation in the military, she had been looking for ways to get that same joy and be able to support her family. Austi soon discovered a passion for flying helicopters and that mixed with her pursuit of business was exactly what she had been looking for! With her father being a helicopter pilot and a successful business owner, it was a no-brainer that she could have the best mentor for her new adventure! MaxFlight helicopter Services opened June of 2013 with one R-22 and continues to grow steady with multiple helicopters and various flight services.

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