Club Flight Instructors

Kelli Canup

Chief Flight Instructor

 

Commercial Pilot:

- ASEL/AMEL

- CFI, CFII, MEI

Kelli Canup is a Wilmington resident, professional pilot, certified flight instructor and full-time mom. She received a BA degree in Physiology and Psychology from St. Mary’s College in California.

 

Kelli was a flight attendant for United Airlines early in her career but realized she was more fascinated with what was happening in the cockpit versus the passenger section of the plane and made the switch to become a professional pilot. Kelli accomplished her training at Comair Aviation Academy, a Part 141 Flight School, and received all of her ratings in just 10 months. After 2 1/2 years as a flight instructor, Kelli was hired by Comair Airlines, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Delta Airlines, where she flew as a commercial pilot for 5 years.

 

Kelli eventually found her way to Wilmington, NC where she has been a flight instructor since 2015. She has accumulated over 5,500 hours of total flight time which includes over 2,500 with commercial airlines and 2,100 of dual instruction. Kelli also serves the Wilmington general aviation community by serving as the local Federal Aviation Administration Safety Team (FAAST) representative. Her dedication to aviation safety is one of her passions and she is committed to helping to improve the nation’s aviation accident rate by conveying safety principles through training, outreach, and education.

 

Kelli has two magnificent children and is married to fellow aviation professional, Eric Canup, Chief Pilot and Director of Flight Operations for Live Oak Bank.

Jonathan M. Groner

 

Commercial Pilot:

- ASEL/ASES/AMEL

- Gold Seal CFI, CFII, MEI

Jonathan moved to the Wilmington area in 2017 after a 16-year career in law enforcement. Jonathan was a Military Policeman with the 3D US INF Regiment (The Old Guard) stationed at Ft. Myer, VA for 5 years before joining the Virginia State Police as a Trooper and eventually became a Special Agent with the Virginia State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigation. 

Jonathan's interest in aviation began with an after school program at the age of 7 which culminated in several discovery flights. After earning his private pilot certificate in 2008, Jonathan worked as a FLIR operator on the Virginia State Police Aviation Unit's Bell 407 turbine helicopter.

Jonathan returned to pursue his career in aviation after leaving his career in Law Enforcement in 2016 and attending ATP Flight School at the Raleigh-Durham location (KRDU) for their career pilot program. While at ATP, Jonathan earned his Instrument, Commercial Single and Multi-Engine Certificates, as well as Multi-engine Flight Instructor, Single-engine Flight Instructor, and Instrument Flight Instructor Certificates. Jonathan also recently earned his Commercial Airplane Single Engine Sea certificate and teaches pilots to fly seaplanes in Wilmington with Aqua Aero LLC in a Maule M-7-260 Amphibian.

Jonathan recently earned his Gold Seal Flight Instructor certificate from the FAA and continues to teach while managing the day to day operations at All American Aviation’s ILM location. 

Juan Mueses

 

Commercial Pilot:

- ASEL/AMEL

- CFI, CFII

Juan Mueses is passionate about aviation and has been studying and/or working in aviation for the past 14 years. He was born and raised in the countryside of the Dominican Republic. After high school, he received a scholarship to study Aeronautic Engineering in Venezuela.

 

After graduation, Juan moved back to the Dominican Republic to work for the Dominican Institution of Civil Aviation. In 2016, he moved to North Carolina and began working for Air Wilmington as a line service technician.

 

In his spare time, Juan began piloting courses. He received his first pilot’s license in 2018 and has since added an instrument rating, commercial pilot license, CFI and CFII. Juan began offering his time as a flight instructor for the Cape Fear Flying Club in 2019.

Coming Soon

 

Commercial Pilot:

- ASEL/AMEL

- CFI, CFII

Coming Soon

 

Commercial Pilot:

- ASEL/AMEL

- CFI, CFII

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Our club aircraft are located at the Modern Aviation FBO at Wilmington International Airport

1817 Aviation Drive  |  Wilmington, NC 28405