Chris is a Check Airman for Mokulele Airlines responsible for ensuring all 72 pilots in the airline are trained and fly to Part 135 Standards. He is also lead pilot for Lanai Air flying the PC-12.
As one of the original employees of the airline, his recommendation for employment to the airline has launched many pilots professional careers.
Chris Bryant, CFII, ATP
Living the dream...
As a kid growing up near the local airport I had always been attracted to the idea of the kind of freedom those flying in and out must enjoy. Everything about airplanes and pilots interested me.
Throughout the years growing up, I was always the one bugging the pilots up in the cockpit before and after every commercial flight.
Back in 1991 my first flight ever in a small plane was my first lesson as well, it was a little tail-dragger on a grass strip. One flight and the hook was set.
All those years wondering what it would be like were now behind me, and I’ve been flying ever since.
From 1991 to 2007 flying was all about the pure enjoyment of aviating anywhere and everywhere my family and I felt like going. Those were fun years for us all, and my middle son is now a commercial pilot because of that experience. My youngest son is about to embark on his airline pilot career.
Our family made Maui our home in 2011. My sons and I have flown the Islands daily ever since, as both Island Commuter pilots flying Cessna Caravans, and as Check Airman.
Today I am lucky enough to enjoy sharing my passion for aviation and the remarkable beauty of the Hawaiian Islands with you, through Maui Flight Academy.
I hope to see you soon, you’ll love it!