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Thanks for visiting our website! Here at Air Venture Flight Center, we employ a full-time trained staff of flight instructors to ensure you reach your full potential in your flight training experience. We do our best to match you to one of our instructors to best suit your schedule. Come meet our staff!

 

 

Administration & Staff

Ken Hammerton

Owner - Flight Operations

 

Brenda Hammerton

Owner - General Operations

 

Sherron Hopper

VP Admin - Financial

 

Karina Hoang

VP Admin - Scheduling

 

 

Huyen Le

Administrator

A320 Coordinator

 

Jacob Pledger

Front Desk / Dispatch

 

 

Alexis Brantley

Front Desk / Dispatch

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Flight Management

Natalie Bingham Hoover - Chief Flight Instructor  
 

Natalie Bingham Hoover has served as Air Venture’s Assistant Chief for over 10 years.  She is now moving into the Chief position as well as continuing her work as a Designated Pilot Examiner.  In addition to her pilot duties, Hoover is a freelance aviation writer and monthly columnist for AOPA’s “Pilot” Magazine.  Hoover also serves as lead FAA safety representative for the state of Mississippi and won the FAA Safety Representative of the Year award in both 2012 and 2016.  Before making her home in general aviation, she flew for the regional airlines, and has done work in the charter and corporate aviation sectors, with a PIC type in a Beechjet.  She also holds her ATP AMEL, Commercial ASEL, and CFI/CFII/MEI ratings.

   

 

Flight Instructors

Ken Hammerton
CFI, CFII, MEI
Check Airman
Ben Aycock
CFI, CFII
Check Airman
Steven Bell
CFI, CFII

Brian Campbell
CFI, CFII, MEI

Check Airman

Tendy Hoang
CFI, CFII, MEI

Check Airman

Ben Dawson
CFI, CFII
Sylver Ford
CFI, CFII
Jake Haentzler
CFI, CFII,
Dennis Hacker 
CFI, CFII, MEI
Jesse Loomis
CFI, CFII
Chelsea Hennessy
CFI, CFII, MEI

Beau Gordon

CFI, CFII

Nick, Huey
CFI, CFII

Mandi Hill

CFI, CFII

Chester Striplin

CFI, CFII

Taylor Stanford

CFI, CFII, MEI

Check Airman

Juston Mask

CFI, CFII

 

Johnathan Clark

CFI, CFII

Paul Trizil

CFI