meet our staff

Donnel 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. 

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. 

Carlos maldonado - cfi/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. 

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.

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.

Chris ambler - certified flight instructor


Ready for your dreams to take flight? Stop by or get in touch today!

Office: 904-207-6502


Herlong Airport

9300 Normandy Blvd.

Suite 503​

Jacksonville, FL 32221

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