Flight Instructors

DARRELL BULLER

My name is Darrell Buller and I am a flight instructor at Coeur d’Alene Aviation and Maintenance. With just about two-years of flight instruction under my belt, I have the experience of flying and instructing in a variety of aircraft. I am a husband, a father of two kids, and I enjoy everything outdoors. I live and fly in Idaho because I love fly fishing, hunting, and helping others experience the unique flying that Idaho has to offer.

TONY SIMENTAL

I’m 30 years old and married with two kids. Aviation has been a life long dream of mine. I started training for PPL in 2014 and got it completed in 2016. Life and kids happened so years went by before my wife encouraged me to follow my dreams. After completing ATP in April 2020 I hit the ground running instructing. I am truly priveleged to give back to our community. Becoming an instructor has been a goal of mine for the last 6 years.  I look forward to adding additional new pilots to our ranks.

My teaching style is calm, down to earth, straight forward and by the book. I believe professionalism separates the men from the boys. Safety is my number one concern and creating life long habits early is my main goal with my students.

The sky’s the limit, send it.

JONATHAN FRANTZ

I am a PNW native, and have had aviation in my blood for many years. Following my Associates Degree, I enrolled in flight school in Florida and earned my CFI, CFII and MEI. Flying in Seattle, Miami and so many places in between, I have experienced many different flight schools and jobs, however, none of them has been as enjoyable much as instructing in Coeur D’Alene. My goal is to teach people new things each day as I continue learning and developing skills as well – as many people in aviation know, the industry as a whole is ever-changing.