James “Skip” Warren

James “Skip” Warren is a Gold Seal Flight Instructor with years of experience as a pilot, aircraft owner, and flight instructor.


Professional Experience

He has an extensive professional background in a variety of fields, including law enforcement, litigation, and aviation. Skip has been a pilot since 2004, learning to fly in a Citabria taildragger. Later he became a partner in his first aircraft, a Cessna 172 and then a Piper Comanche. Skip went on to upgrade and purchased a new 2006 Columbia 400, which he has flown over 500 hours.

Factory-Trained CFAI+

Skip has over 3000 hours of flight time and 2000 hours of dual given. He has served as chief pilot for a major Part 141 flight school. Not only does Skip train students, but he is also an “instructor of instructors” and teaches biannual flight instructor recertification courses. He is also our expert instrument instructor. Skip has attended factory training as a Cessna FITS Accepted Instructor in Independence, Kansas, allowing him to teach Cessna’s G1000 FITS Transition Training in the Cessna 172, 182, 206, 350, 400 as well as the Columbia 350 and 400.  He has also participated as a Columbia 400 instructor in the CAART program (Cessna Advanced Aircraft Recurrent Training) in Gulf Shores, Alabama.

Factory-Trained CSIP

Skip has been factory certified by Cirrus Aircraft as a Cirrus Standardized Instructor Pilot (CSIP), allowing him to teach all the Cirrus factory training courses to clients throughout the country.

Experienced Aircraft Owner

In his spare time, Skip enjoys flying his airplane to weekend retreats in Oklahoma and trying out new golfing destinations. As an aircraft owner, Skip is more than just a flight instructor. He can help you with tips and tricks to make your aircraft last longer and teach you to use it to its fullest.

Contact us today to start your training with Skip.