Raymond Mendoza - Certified Flight Instructor

Mr. Mendoza Is a FAA Certified Flight Instructor and has earned his CFI, CFII, Commercial Multi Instrument ratings. He began working with us at A-Cent in March of 2018 and his previous instruction experience shows in his approach to each flight with his students and Flight Tours.

Meet Our Staff

​Carlos Maldonado - Certified Flight Instructor

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

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. 

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 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! 

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 Retired U.S. Navy and has brought his leadership experience to A-Cent Aviation 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