Darion Donnelly, CFI, originally from Southern California, did his primary through commercial training in Wyoming.  After moving to Fairbanks Darion trained for and earned his CFI at ProFlite of Alaska.  He has discovered how rewarding and fun it is to help students learn to fly, then fine-tune their knowledge and skills to proficiency.  Darion combines a high level of enthusiasm for flying and aviation knowledge with a lot a patience.  When he's not working Darion enjoys exploring Alaska with his family, whether by air, land or water (his favorite mode of all is by seaplane).


Austin Tanner, CFI, CFII, a Floridian who did most of his training around Salt Lake City and has spent a year instructing around the mountains of Lake Tahoe and the basins of western Nevada. He enjoys backcountry skiing, helping his students gain confidence in the air, and a curiosity to learn more.

Chris Miller,  is a long-time aviator and vintage aircraft aficionado. He learned to fly in rural Iowa, where there were roads marking every square mile and real winds. He worked as an A&P mechanic through college and earned his Private Pilot certification and Instrument Rating. Then life “got in the way” as he pursued a successful engineering career. After a 15 year hiatus, Chris could no longer resist the “aviation bug”. First he went through the Rusty Pilot recurrency process, then he earned his Commercial, CFI , and CFII certificates at ProFlite. This guy has earned the “Seal of Approval” from both Mike Morgan and Tom Trainor! Chris is a proficient and pleasant instructor in both tricycle and tailwheel airplanes (though he is not able to instruct in the Cessna 152). We strongly recommend him for float training! You will find him available on weekends.

Danielle McGowan, CFI, CFII, originally from southern California where she completed her CFII and MEI in the busy LA airspace, she is a dedicated and professional instructor with the patience of a saint. With 1,000 hours of Alaska time and a background as a flight attendant for a major airline, she offers a motivational and spirited teaching style.

Mike Morgan, CFI/CFII is the co-founder of Proflite of Alaska, LLC. Mike has been flying for over 45 years, and has been a Certified Flight Instructor for over 40 years. He has flown a wide variety of aircraft, from the Cessna 150 (the perfect trainer plane in his humble opinion) to Beechcraft 1900. Mike

is a former board member of the Alaska Air Carriers Assoc, Director of Operation and Chief Pilot for Warbelows Air, and has over 20 years of medevac experience.