Jack Bishop - Office Coordinator

Mr. Bishop Serves as weekend Flight Dispatcher and Office Administrator. He assists both Customers and Flight Instructors with maintaining the flight schedule, answering calls for information and other administrative duties on the weekends. Jack is currently working on obtaining his private pilot certification with us here at A-Cent.

Fred Bingaman - Inspection Authorization And Airfame & Powerplant Certified Technician and Safety Pilot

Mr. Bingaman is our resident Inspection Authorization Mechanic.  He is available at the flight school seven (7) days a week. Mr. Bingaman retired from Boeing and has been in the Aviation Industry for over 40 years. He has been an IA/A&P for over 18 years, and has been with A- Cent Aviation since December of 2014.  He has a wealth of knowledge about maintenance, federal regulations and keeps us flying safely! 

John Nayfack - Chief Flight Instructor

Mr. Nayfack is A-Cent Aviation's Chief Flight Instructor and has earned his CFI, CFII and MEI.  With over 45 years of experience, and as a former U.S. Navy Instructor Pilot, Mr. Nayfack now flies students in all of our offered programs.  As a Certified Flight Instructor, he specializes in the Sport, Private, Commercial, Complex, Instrument, CFI and CFII training. 

Jamie Shearer -  Former Asst. Chief Flight Instructor & Director of Operations

Mr. Shearer is A-Cent Aviation's Assistant Chief Flight Instructor and has earned his CFII and MEI. Mr. Shearer is Retired U.S. Navy and has brought his leadership experience to A-Cent Aviation. Jamie has gone above and beyond to ensure our students are receiving ​the very best training he can deliver.  Jamie has been with A-Cent since September of 2015 and specializes in Light Sport through CFI training. 

Jamie is a six sigma green belt and ensure our operations are efficient and cost effective for our customer. Through standardization our students receive the best   


Donnell J. Vigil - CEO

Ms. Vigil is A-Cent Aviation's Chief Executive Officer and Director. Ms. Vigil graduated from Metropolitan State University in Denver, Colorado with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice/Criminology and attended graduate school at Friends University in Wichita, Kansas in its Organization Development masters program. Mrs. Vigil has worked in the aviation field for over 10 years and in the corporate arena for nearly 22 years.  

She has successfully guided and lead all A-Cent's endeavors and looks forward to a bright future and growth of our operations. 

 "Our goal is to provide not only flight training but a flight experience. We pride ourselves with a passion for aviation and give each and every student personal attention. We strive to employ instructors that enjoy training students to fly and fly safely. A-Cent is Above the Rest!" 

                                                                                                                                                         Donnell J. Vigil, CEO 

​Carlos Maldonado - Certified Flight Instructor & Director of Flight Operations

​Mr. Maldonado is a FAA Certified Flight Instructor and has earned his Commercial Multi and Instrument rating. He graduated with his A.S. Degree In Professional Pilot Technology From FSCJ and has been a Dedicated Flight Instructor and Commercial Tour Pilot with us at A-Cent since February of 2018.

Dwayne Quick - Certified Flight Instructor

Mr. Quick is a Florida Native with his ATP, CFI and MEI ratings. He has over 3000 Hours of flight time in various aircraft Including the Boeing 777, ERJ 175 and F-16. The experience he is able to share with his students is highly valued, and is expressed in his instruction. 

Meet Our Staff

Brian Vincent- Certified Flight Instructor

Mr. Vincent is a FAA Certified Flight Instructor that comes to us from South Florida. He has Moved to Jacksonville, FL and brings with Him his Thorough instructional style. He draws on His knowledge and experience to maximize what is learned in each lesson.

He has been a Flight Instructor and Tour Pilot with us since February 2019.


Jack Householder - Certified Flight Instructor

Mr. Householder completed his CFI training with us at A-Cent

and now works with us as a Flight Instructor and Commercial Tour Pilot. We are proud of his success with us both during his training and now as a member of the Instructor Family at A-Cent.

Leila Noll - Certified Flight Instructor

Ms. Noll is a FAA Certified Flight Instructor with her

CFI-I and MEI Ratings. Her Methodical and structured approach to Instruction instills confidence in her students as she shares her knowledge and experience.

She has been a Flight Instructor and Tour Pilot with us since February 2019