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Meet The Instructors

Brian Sapp and the staff of Sunair Aviation welcome you to Lake County, Florida and the Leesburg International Airport. We are conveniently located to serve you as the gateway to this beautiful area with more than 1,400 lakes. We are proud of our new and expanded facilities and state-of-the-art equipment. With a highly dedicated team and flight staff, Sunair prides itself on being Central Florida's first choice FBO and premier flight school for more than 35 years.


Nick Larson Chief Instructor, FAA Airline Transport Pilot MEL and SEL, FAA Commercial Pilot SES, FAA CFI SEL-SES, CFII, MEI, AGI, IGI, FAA Gold Seal Instructor, 2-Time Master Flight Instructor

Nick arrived at Sunair Aviation in March of 2013, following a corporate position flying the Pilatus PC-12 throughout the United States, Canada and the Caribbean. Prior to the PC-12, Nick spent nearly four years as the Chief Pilot at Sunair Aviation. With over 4500 hours, Nick is a FAA Certified Gold Seal Certified Flight Instructor with single-engine land, single-engine sea and multi-engine land with instrument privileges, as well as an FAA Advanced Ground Instructor and FAA Instrument Ground Instructor. Nick is a two-time NAFI Master Flight Instructor earning in the NAFI MCFI in 2010 and 2013.

Chris Collier Assistant Chief Instructor, Commercial Pilot SEL, MEL, Instrument, CFI, CFII

Chris joined Sunair Aviation in 2007, and has accumulated over 3,000 hours of logged flight time. Chris is an FAA Certified Flight Instructor with single-engine land and instrument privileges.

Dale Johnson Commercial Pilot SEL, MEL, Instrument,CFI, CFII, MEI

Dale joined Sunair Aviation nearly 35 years ago, and has accumulated over 17,000 hours of logged flight time. Dale is an FAA Certified Flight Instructor with single-engine land, multi-engine land and instrument privileges.

Josh PeekCommercial Pilot SEL, MEL, Rotocraft Instrument, CFI, CFII, MEI, IGI, AGI, Type Rated S-70

Josh recently joined Sunair Aviation in October 2014. Josh is a FAA Certified Flight Instructor with single-engine land with instrument privileges. Josh is a FAA certified Commercial pilot with airplane Single-Engine Land, Multi-Engine land, Rotorcraft with Instrument privieleges. When Josh isn't at Sunair you will find Josh flying for Army National Guard flying UH-60 Blackhawks and is currently transisitioning to the UH-72 Lakota.