About Flight Ready
 
Flight Ready Aviation was formed in April of 2008 by two long time friends, Scott Sindelar, a current Captain for Southwest Airlines with over 25 years and 20,000 logged hours of flight experience and Nick  Christakos, an entrepreneur with over 14 years of business management experience. Their business plan: To create a flight training facility with a comfortable atmosphere where students, pilots and aviation enthusiasts alike could learn, hang out and talk shop about flying. After all, there is nothing better than for a student to be surrounded by pilots with real world experience who can answer any and all questions to help keep their excitement level up during the training process.
 
Flight Ready Aviation’s top priority is customer service. Our staff is hand-picked and we pride ourselves on our flexibility regarding scheduling, and ability to adapt to each client’s individual strengths and weaknesses to ensure optimum customer satisfaction. There is no hard sell going on here, just a focus on the customer, which means we will stay within your capabilities and guarantee that you are receiving the safest and best flight training possible going way beyond the basic book knowledge to cover real life scenarios that may be encountered when flying.
 
We understand during these tough economic times that finances can be an issue, so we do absolutely everything in our power to keep things affordable, which is why we do not have any hidden costs whatsoever (i.e. user fees or fuel surcharges).
 
When you choose us as your flight experts, you pay as you go with no deposits required.
 
Our overall goal is camaraderie, so come join the privileged few who have truly experienced what aviation is all about!

 

 

 

The Crew:
 
 
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Nick Christakos
President
Nick is a Co-Founder of Flight Ready Aviation and is also an avid Pilot.
 
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Scott Sindelar
Vice-President
Scott is a Co-Founder of Flight Ready Aviation. Scott has been in aviation since 1985. Being a Florida native, Scott grew up flying
in Orlando. He received his commercial license at the age of 18 and is currently a Captain for Southwest Airlines.
 
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John Sheets
Chief Flight Instructor
John recently retired from Spirit Airlines, where he was a Captain on the DC-9, MD-80, and Airbus A320/A321. He has over
19,000 hours flight time total. Prior to flying for Spirit Airlines, he flew and was an instructor in the United States Army.
 
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Dave Cobaugh
Lunch Coordinator
Dave is a pilot with Delta airlines and flies the Airbus on International flights. He has logged over 19,000 hours and has flown
everything from a J-3 Cub to a 747. However when he is in town he is responsible for the lunch plans for the Flight Ready staff.
 
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Elias Delgado
CFI/CFII/MEI
Elias is a flight instructor with over 15 years of progressive and diverse experience in aviation . He started his career in 1987;
currently has over 3,000 hours of flying time and has instructed over 2,000 hours. Former Flight Instructor with Comair (1998-2000).
Fluent in English/Spanish.
 
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Quory Brantley
CFI/CFII
Quory has always had a fascination with aviation. At the age of 9 his parents took him to Orlando Executive Airport for an introductory
flight. When asked about that first flight, he recalls this, ”I remember having to sit on two cushions just to look outside. I couldn’t
believe I was at the controls of an airplane before learning how to drive a car. As you can see the aviation bug bit me pretty good”.
Quory received his private pilot certificate in 2008. Now as a Flight instructor he have the gift of sharing what he love with others.