Barbara George, Chief Flight Instructor, brings over 20 years, 8,000 hours flying time and a great amount of enthusiasm to Cumberland Valley Aviation. She is a proven flight instructor, holding the following ratings:
- Certified Flight Instructor (CFI)
- Certified Flight Instructor Instrument (CFII)
- Multi-Engine Instructor (MEI)
- Basic and Advanced Ground School Instructor (BGI & AGI)
The Federal Aviation Administration has recognized her with a Flight Instructor’s Gold Seal designation and appointed her to the FAA Safety Team (FAAST). She has held positions as Director of Flight Operations and Chief Flight Instructor in Central Pennsylvania, and owned and operated aviation businesses in Atlanta, Georgia and Charlottesville, Virginia. She also flies for several corporations in the Central Pennsylvania area.
A graduate of the University of New Hampshire, Barbara also studied Meteorology at the University of Virginia and has completed advanced flight training programs with SIMCOM, CAE Simulate and Flight Safety International.
Darrell Dethlefs, has been flying for 20 years. This is his 8th year of instructing as a CFI.
In addition to his CFI rating, he has Commercial Privileges in Airplanes; Seaplanes; and Rotorcraft. He is a licensed Ground Instructor and has taught ground school for 8 years. He maintains a Class 1 medical and is working toward an ATP, having successfully completed the ATP written exam.
Each March he returns to Jack Brown's Seaplane Base in Florida to take a floatplane refresher course. He is an expert at teaching short field operations. He is married with 3 kids. He maintains a local law practice.
Aviation is his passion.
Terry Godar, a Cumberland Valley Aviation flight instructor. He earned his CFI rating in 1983 and has maintained it since then. He was an active, part time instructor, for many years. Unfortunately, his engineering career got in the way and limited his instructional activity. He recently took an early retirement to allow more time for aviation, his first love. The first thing he did after retiring was to earn his CFII rating. Terry is rated in both single engine land and single engine sea planes. He is also rated in tailwheel aircraft.
Terry is an effective, highly motivated instructor who has seen several of his students move on to careers in aviation. Terry was a Mission Pilot, Instructor and Check Pilot for Civil Air Patrol Squadron 302, located at the Capital City Airport. He ferried aircraft throughout the United States for Piper Aircraft and once flew from St. Maartens Island to Philadelphia.
He has owned and flown his Cessna 172 for almost 30 years, traveling over the eastern two-thirds of the United States with it. Terry is a volunteer pilot with Angel Flight, an organization of pilots who donate their time and aircraft to help financially needy patients with free medical air transportation.