Jordan Hall - began his flying career in 2003 in Burlington, WA at Skagit Bay View field. Hall earned his private pilot certificate in October 2004, Instrument in 2007, and commercial certificate in 2009. Since May 2010, Hall has been a certified flight instructor. "I always knew I wanted to fly, it was just a matter of figuring out where to start. Hearing stories from my father about his flying experience and that of my Grandfather during World War II, while flying the "Hump" had me hooked at a young age." Hall has been working at the Tea airport in some capacity since 2007. Hall holds a Citation C500 series type rating.
Total Time: 4000
Flight Instruction: 1050
Mark Isackson - earned his private pilot certificate in New Ulm, MN in 1981. Since then, he completed his instrument, commercial, and CFI training at the former Business Aviation School of Aeronautics in Sioux Falls. He earned his CFI rating in October of 2005, and his CFII with the help of friend and flying mentor Brian Blake in 2007. Mark joined the team at the Tea airport in the fall of 2011,where he is presently the Assistant Chief Flight Instructor and co-owner of the new Legacy Aviation, LLC.
Total time: 3400
Flight Instruction: 1400
Isackson often flies to his home town in northern Minnesota, where he and his father operate the family tree farm.
Steve Thompson: Certified Flight Instructor, Certified Flight Instructor Instrument, Multi-Engine Instructor, Certified Airframe and Powerplant Mechanic
Steve Thompson began flying after buying into a Taylorcraft with three other individuals and forming a flying club. He earned his private pilot certificate in 1957. Thompson earned a commercial certificate instrument and Certified Flight Instructor (CFI) certificate in 1965. During the period from 1956 to 1962 Thompson was in the Air Force Reserve and also the Air Guard stationed in California and South Dakota. Line Maintenance was his position in the Air force.
By 1975 the lure of flying and working with airplanes was too great. Thompson and another individual started an aircraft painting business. During this time the owner of the Tea airport (then Sky Haven) asked Thompson to start instructing as well. During this time Thompson was instructing roughly 1,000 hours a year.
In 1979 the Schwan's company came calling with a job flying Stearman (open cockpit WWII trainers) around the country to market their new Red Baron pizza product. It was a hit and grew into what many knew as the Red Baron airshow team (discontinued by Schwan's in 2005). This was Thompson Job for 25 years. He would fly airshows during the season and give rides.Maintaining the Stearman aircraft was also part of the job description. Flying company executive aircraft and also instructing in Tea was the usual off season flying.
When asked, what was the most exciting airplane to fly Thompson said, "my Pitts S1C." Thompson built this aircraft from scratch. His current project is a Glasair S2 RG. Instructing at Tea for Legacy Aviation and pilot with the Vanguard airshow team based at the Tea airport are Thompson's passions now.
Total Time: 22,900Hours
Instruction Given: 10,000Hours
Kurt Anderson -has been involved in aviation for most of his life. During a six year stint in the United States Marine Corps, Anderson performed electrical maintenance on Bell helicopters. After starting private pilot training in California, and getting a license in 1987, Anderson never looked back, making aviation a career priority. Anderson became a Certified Flight Instructor (CFI) in 1990 and worked as an avionics installer, performing transponder/static checks for Satnan Avionics at the Tea Airport. He attended Lake Area Tech, becoming an Airframe and Powerplant (A&P) technician in 1994. After working for several years as a Certified Flight Instrument Instructor (CFII)and A&P for Great Planes Aviation at the Tea airport, Anderson gained his Inspection Authority (IA) in 1997, allowing him to be an aircraft inspector and sign off on maintenance. During a unique flying career, Anderson flew Stearman biplanes for Red Baron Pizza for two years. During this time he ferried the planes and took up passengers for formation flights and aerobatic rides. Anderson also worked as a flight instructor at Business Aviation, and as an avionics technician for Landmark. Kurt once completely restored a fabric covered J-3 Piper Cub. Anderson is currently the Chief Flight Instructor, A&P, and IA inspector for Legacy Aviation.
Total Time: 6,400
Instruction Given: 3,000