The Minot Aero Center has added a new certified flight instructor to our flight department. Please welcome Justin Hevly to the Minot Aero Center team!

As a child, Justin was inspired by the movie Top Gun to become a pilot. With no actual ties to any family or friends in aviation that dream took a back seat to athletics and other extracurricular activities growing up and throughout high school. After graduating high school he spent many years pursuing a career in motor sports as a racer and a mechanic. That path would lead down different roads and other opportunities in commercial photography and ultimately coming full circle back to racing and working at a multi-line dealership as a Parts/Accessories Manager and Technician.

After a number of severe injuries, Justin reevaluated his career aspirations and decided to achieve his childhood dream of becoming a pilot. Justin attended Big Bend Community College’s Part 141 Commercial Pilot Program where he earned two Associate Degrees. He graduated with Honors while also earning his Private, Instrument, and Commercial Pilot Certificates.

After being presented with opportunities to flight instruct and fly corporate business jets, Justin continued his flight training in Ohio where he received his multi-engine rating, CFI, and CFI-I ratings. He returned to the northwest to start his aviation career. After a few short months, he made the move to Minot to continue advancing his aviation careers. Please help us welcome Justin Hevly!