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

CFII – Certified Flight Instructor, Instrument

MEI – Multi-Engine Instructor

AGI – Advanced Ground Instructor

IGI – Instrument Ground Instructor

ASEL – Airplane Single Engine Land

ASES – Airplane Single Engine Sea

MEL – Multi-Engine Land

Gary Gandy

Chief Flight Instructor

ASEL, ASES, MEL, CFI, CFI-I, MEI, Glider Instructor

Gary Gandy has been involved in various aspects of General Aviation for most of his life. Gary is a Certified Flight Instructor and Instrument Instructor with Single Engine Land, and, Multi-Engine Land privileges along with being an accomplished Glider Instructor. He has been a Flight Instructor for over 30 years and was also an FAA 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 writes fiction novels which focus on World War One aviation for which he does in-depth historical research.

Dr. Christian Bruccoleri

Flight School Director

ASEL, CFI, CFI-I, AGI

Christian Bruccoleri is a Certified Flight Instructor with Single Engine Land with Instrument teaching privileges. Christian was born and raised in Italy and 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. He loved it so much that went all the way to CFI, CFI-I, and AGI. He works for industry and academia doing engineering and research for NASA, the U.S. Air Force, and private entities. Christian also has a passion for World War II-era aviation.

Aianne Bernal, CFI

Jim Ed Cole | CFI, CFII, MEI, IGI

Jim Ed is a Certificated Flight Instructor and Commercial Pilot with Single Engine and Multi Engine ratings, as well as the Complex, High Performance and High-Altitude endorsements. While gaining 100 hours of Multi Engine time, Jim earned his Multi Engine Instructor rating as well. Jim graduated from Texas A&M University in 2018 with a Bachelors in Agricultural Systems Management. After working as a sales rep for Caterpillar for a few years, began flying here at BVFS and fell in love with aviation. He then decided to pursue a career in aviation full time. When Jim Ed is not flying, you can typically find him hunting, fishing, golfing or anything outdoors. He is an enthusiastic instructor that looks forward to training everyone from private to commercial level pilots.

Aianne Bernal, CFI

Thomas (T.J) Varvaro | CFI, CFII, MEI

Thomas (T.J) Varvaro is a Certified Flight Instructor with Airplane Single Engine, Airplane Multi Engine, and Instrument privileges. TJ graduated from Texas A&M with a Bachelor’s of Environmental Design in 2021 but fell in Love with flying shortly after. He is currently working towards his dream of becoming an Airline pilot. Outside of flying, TJ enjoys playing golf, working out, and hanging out with friends.

Aianne Bernal, CFI

Zach LaRue | CFI, CFII, MEI

Zach LaRue is a Certified Flight Instructor with Airplane Single Engine, Airplane Multi Engine, and Instrument privileges. Zach graduated from The University of North Texas with a Bachelor degree in Criminal Justice in 2019, but decided to pursue a career in aviation after falling in love with it while earning his PPL in 2020. When not instructing, Zach enjoys running, traveling, cooking, and spending time with his wife and dogs.

Josiah Jameson | CFI, CFI-I

Josiah Jameson is a Certified Flight Instructor and Instrument Instructor with Single Engine Land and Multi-Engine Land privileges. Josiah is currently attending Texas A&M University’s Mays Business School majoring in Accounting. He started flying at 15, followed by soloing on his 16th birthday, and his private pilot check ride on his 17th birthday. When not instructing, he enjoys flying a Beechcraft A36 Bonanza.

JT Mounce | CFI, CFII

JT Mounce is a Certified Flight Instructor and Commercial Pilot with Airplane Single Engine, and Instrument privileges. He also has his complex, high performance, and high-altitude endorsements. JT originally obtained his private as a student at BVFS, and he graduated from Texas A&M in May 2023 with a Bachelor’s in Leadership. He is currently working towards his dream of becoming a corporate or airline pilot. Outside of flying, JT enjoys watersports, hunting/fishing, and playing golf.

Cash Deason | CFI, CFII

Cash Deason is a Certified Flight Instructor and Commercial Pilot with Airplane Single Engine and Instrument privileges. He also has his complex and high-performance endorsements. Cash has completed all his training including his private, instrument, commercial, and instructor ratings through BVFS, and he graduates from Texas A&M in December 2023 with a Bachelors in Leadership and Development. When Cash is not flying, you can find him hunting, fishing, or spending time with friends.

Clayton Olive | CFI

Clayton Olive is a certified flight instructor and commercial pilot with single engine and instrument privileges. Clayton began his training at the Sugar Land Regional airport in December of 2020 at Anson Aviation. Clayton is currently attending Texas A&M university as a Junior working towards a Bachelors of History. Outside of Aviation, Clayton enjoys watching football, playing golf, and writing.

Ryan Wasinger | CFI, IGI

My name is Ryan Wasinger and I was born and raised in Hutchinson, KS where I began my aviation journey in 2011 earning my PPL at KHUT. My wife Taylor and two sons are my whole world, and I love that my sons will have the opportunity to be raised around aviation. In 2016 I graduated from Kansas State University, commissioned into the U.S. Air Force and attended Undergraduate Pilot Training (UPT) at Vance AFB, OK. I have since been stationed in 5 states and have had the unique experience of flying both manned and unmanned aircraft accumulating over 1,200 combat hours. In 2023 I earned my CFI and a Gulfstream G550 type rating which have enabled me to do my favorite thing in aviation – teach!

Brittany Holly | CFI, CFII

Brittany Holly is a Certified Flight Instructor and Instrument Instructor with Airplane Single Engine Land privileges and a Commercial pilot with Multi Engine Land privileges. Brittany graduated in 2021 with a degree in Aviation Management but decided to pursue flying full time and went to flight school after college. She did most of her training in Colorado but she has experience with curriculum from numerous flight schools. Outside of flying, Brittany enjoys skiing or hiking 14ers in Colorado with her family and her dog.

Jacob Alleweireldt | CFI, CFII, IGI

Jacob Alleweireldt is a Certified Flight Instructor with Airplane Single Engine and Instrument privileges. Jacob began flying in high school and earned his Private Pilot Certificate just before his graduation. He then earned his Instrument Rating and Commercial Pilot Certificate right here at BVFS. Jacob is currently studying Industrial Distribution at Texas A&M University. Outside of flying, Jacob enjoys traveling, music, and riding bikes.