About Us

Board of Directors

Phil Poyner


Sean Elliot


Harry Riggs, Jr.


Jack J. Eggspuehler


Robert Meder, Director


Robert Meder is a CFI with single- and multi-engine and instrument privileges. He was recently named the St. Louis FSDO 2009 CFI of the year, the Lincoln 2010 FSDO CFI of the year, and the 2010 Central Region CFI of the Year. He has been a check airman for a 141 operation, an active FAASTeam Lead Rep. He is active in volunteer activities at EAA AirVenture each year. Robert serves on the board of the National Association of Flight Instructors and is also an operating department manager with one of the largest railroads in the United States.

Ever since he was 8 years old Rick has been fascinated by flight. Due to that passion, he loves to teach and talk about flying. Rick holds a Certified Flight Instructor and Instrument Instructor certificate as well as Multi Engine Instructor Certificate. In addition to flight certificates, Rick is also an Advanced and Instrument Ground instructor. 

In October 2011 he was accepted as a FAA Safety Team Representative. Rick believe in using the tools provided by the FAA as much as possible and really push the WINGS and FITS programs. Rick heads up the NAFI Education Foundation Learn to Fly program and fundraising efforts.

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