JEFF UNDERWOOD - CERTIFIED GROUND INSTRUCTOR

Mr. Underwood is a FAA certified ground instructor and is completing his CFI to begin flight training with A-Cent.  Mr. Underwood is a U.S. Air Force Veteran. We are excited to have Mr. Underwood join our team, he brings an enthusiasm for flying that is contagious! 

CARY HANLON - OFFICE LEAD & DISPATCHER

Mr. Hanlon is a proud Certified Sport Pilot seeking to obtain his FAA Ground Instructor Certification and proceed on to become a FAA Certified Sport Pilot Instructor.  Cary was a tool and cutter grinder for Continental Motors. Mr. Hanlon supports the CFI's, Maintenance and Management to ensure we are providing service over and beyond the rest!  

JEREMIAH KELNER - COMMERCIAL PILOT

Jeremiah is A-Cent Aviation's Commerical Pilot and conducts its FAA Part 91 Tours.  Mr. Kelner provides each romance tour or sightseeing tour with personal service with a smile. Mr. Kelner was a former U.S. Army Helicopter Pilot and is pursuing his CFI to being training with A-Cent.  Jeremiah performs daily administrative duties as well as web development and marketing.

FRED BINGAMAN - INSPECTION AUTHORIZATION AND AIRFRAME & 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 38 years. He has been an IA/A&P for over 16 years, and has been with A- Cent Aviation for nearly two (2) years.  He has a wealth of knowledge about maintenance, federal regulations and keeps us flying safely! 

SAGE FOSTER - CERTIFIED FLIGHT INSTRUCTOR

Mr. Foster is an A-Cent Aviation Flight Instructor.  He flies students in all of our offered programs.  As a Certified Flight Instructor, he specializes in the Sport, Private, and Commercial training.  

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 36 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 and CFI training. 

JAMIE SHEARER - CERTIFIED FLIGHT INSTRUCTOR

Mr. Shearer is a FAA certified flight instructor and has earned his CFI, CFII and MEI. Mr. Shearer is active U.S. Navy and has been with A-Cent Aviation for nearly a year now and has gone above and beyond to ensure our students are receiving ​the very best training he can deliver.  

DONNELL J. VIGIL - CEO

Mrs. Vigil is A-Cent Aviation's Chief Executive Officer and Director. Mrs. 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 6 years and in the corporate arena for nearly 18 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 




CALL TO SCHEDULE A FLIGHT: 904-310-4829

CATS & COMIRA TESTING: 904-207-6502

Herlong Airport 

​First Coast Flight Center

9300 Normandy Blvd. Suite 503

Jacksonville, FL 32221


DESIRE FOSTER - OFFICE MANAGER & DISPATCHER

Mrs. Foster is an A-Cent Aviation's Office Manager and weekend Dispatcher.  Whether it is answering a phone, scheduling a flight, or other administrative duties, Desire's can do attitude and work ethic are vital to our A-Cent's team.