BVFS Flight Instructors
Our instructors represent the best in the industry. Our first goal in teaching is safety. When you pass your check ride we want you to be the safest, most efficient pilot you can be – with emergency procedures as your best maneuver.
The safer you are as a pilot, the more confident you will be, and the more fun you will have. The more fun you have, the better you’ll learn – so we make flying fun!
CFI – Certified Flight Instructor
AGI – Advanced Ground Instructor
CFII – Certified Flight Instructor, Instrument
IGI – Instrument Ground Instructor
MEI – Multi-Engine Instructor
CFI, CFI-I, MEI, Glider Instructor
Gary Gandy has been involved in various aspects of General Aviation for most of his life. He is a CFI, CFI-I, and MEI, in addition to being a Glider
Instructor. He has been an instructor for over 30 years, including being a Designated Pilot Examiner (DPE) for several years. His depth of knowledge and sense of humor are a great resource for our students and for the entire BVFS team. Gary also writes novels for which he does in depth historical research.
CFI, CFI-I, MEI, ATP
Bill Brady is a Certified Flight Instructor (Gold Seal) with single engine land, multi-engine land and instrument teaching privileges. He also holds an Advanced Ground Instructor rating. Bill received his private pilot’s certificate in 1970 and has accumulated over 5000 flying hours in various civilian aircraft. In addition, Bill has over 30 years in engineering and project management experience and has owned several aircraft.
CFI, CFI-I, AGI
David Kelly is a Certified Flight Instructor with single engine land, and instrument teaching privileges. He also holds an Advanced Ground Instructor rating. David received his private pilot certificate in 1976 and has accumulated over 4,400 flying hours in various civilian aircraft including 700 hours in tailwheel aircraft. In addition, David has over 30 years in civil engineering designing refineries and power plants.
CFI, CFI-I, MEI, ATP
Tom Freund is a Certified Flight Instructor (Gold Seal) with single engine land, multi-engine land, and instrument teaching privileges. He received his private pilot license in 2000 and has accumulated over 4000 flying hours. In June of 2007, he began flying the Embraer 135 and 145 regional jets at Expressjet airlines, (Continental Express), until September 2008. He obtained a bachelor’s degree in Agricultural Studies with a minor in Agronomy from Iowa State University in 1999.
CFI, CFI-I, AGI
Christian Bruccoleri is a Certified Flight Instructor with Single Engine Land and Instrument teaching privileges. Born and raised in Italy, came to Texas as fast as he could! After getting a doctorate in Aerospace Engineering from Texas A&M he decided to explore the practical side of aviation and loved it so much that went all the way to CFI, CFI-I, and AGI. He has more than 900 hours of flight experience. He works for industry and academia doing engineering and research for NASA, U.S. Air Force, and private entities. Christian also has a passion for World War II era aviation since young age.
Adam is a Certified Flight Instructor with single engine land privileges. He received a Bachelor of Science from Texas A&M University in 2009 and spent 6 years as a high school teacher and coach before entering the aviation community. He took his first discovery flight in January 2015 and knew from that moment he wanted to pursue a career in aviation. Adam went on to receive his private, instrument, commercial, and CFI ratings right here at Brazos Valley Flight Services.
Brennan Miller is a Certified Flight Instructor with Single Engine Land privileges. In 2017, he received a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance from Texas A&M University. He began his dream to become a professional pilot when his parents bought him a discovery flight on his 16th birthday. Since then he has acquired his private, instrument, commercial, and CFI ratings and looks forward to continuing his education in aviation.
Jared Brank is a Certified Flight Instructor with Single Engine Land and Instrument teaching privileges, and also holds a Commercial Multiengine Land certificate. Jared has over 20 years of experience in the oil and gas and technology industries, owning several businesses as well as managing and flying aircraft as part of that business. Jared owned a Grumman Tiger for several years and has flown aerobatics in a World War II T-6 Texan. In his spare time, Jared loves spending time with his amazing wife and 3 children.