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Instructors and Staff


Kevin Hess – ATP, CFI, CFII, MEI

215389_101963039890678_1204654_nKevin is the owner and operator of Harford Air and is our trusty chief flight instructor/mechanic/IA. Kevin has over 25 years experience in general aviation and has flown everything from seaplanes to Falcon jets. He was the 2001 “Flight Instructor of the Year” for Maryland presented by the Maryland DOT & FAA.

Aircraft: Piper Arrow, Cessna 172s, Cessna 162, Bellanca Citabria


Duane Wallace – CFI, CFII


Duane is one of Harford’s part time instructors. Duane is a retired Harford County Schools Principal and is an excellent teacher and instructor. Duane loves everything about flying and is commercially rated in airplanes, gliders, and helicopters! Of course his favorite airplane to teach in is Harford Air’s beloved green Citabria. As an expert tailwheel pilot, he’s always ready to hop in and help you perfect those wheel landings! As a retired professional educator, Duane has a way of explaining concepts and ideas in an easy to understand and interesting way. Duane believes a smart pilot is always learning. Call Harford Air today to schedule your first lesson with Duane, you’ll be glad you did!

Aircraft: Piper Arrow, Cessna 172s, Cessna 162, Bellanca Citabria


Aaron Harrington – CFI, CFII, Ground School Instructor



Aaron is another of Harford’s part time instructors. His day job is as an Aerospace Engineer and he loves everything aviation. Just ask his wife, she’ll tell you “he never stops talking about airplanes!” He is also an avid tailwheel pilot and does almost 1/3 of all his instruction in tailwheel airplanes. A University of Maryland grad, Aaron’s aerospace engineering background shows through in his teaching as he enjoys the theoretical knowledge of how things work and ties it into his lessons in fun and interesting ways. Aaron believes in getting back to the basics of flying the plane by feel and developing good ‘stick and rudder’ skills. He also LOVES doing spins! Aaron also teaches the ground school in the Spring and Fall. Aaron has recently moved to Frederick and although still teaches some at Harford, he is not accepting any new students at this time.

Aircraft: Piper Arrow, Cessna 172s, Cessna 162, Bellanca Citabria


Charles Schulze – CFI, CFII


Charlie, as we like to call him, flies and instructs in helicopters for the military, but that doesn’t keep him out of the right seat of our Cessna. Charlie is always excited to go out and help you perfect your piloting skills. As a professional military aviator, he presents a structured approach to flight training that ensures his students are trained to the highest standard while making every lesson fun and interesting. Charlie loves aviation theory and works to make sure his lessons incorporate a balanced amount of theory and practice to help you become a highly skilled aviator. Call Harford Air today to schedule your first lesson with Charlie, you’ll be glad you did!

Aircraft: Piper Arrow, Cessna 172s, Cessna 162


Chris Prichett – CFI, CFII

Chris’s biography coming soon

Aircraft: Piper Arrow, Cessna 172s, Cessna 162


Thaddeus Halstead – CFI


Thaddeus is currently our full-time instructor. Thaddeus grew up learning to fly right here at Harford County Airport. In fact, he soloed in gliders at Atlantic Soaring! An aviator since 2011, he is also Penn State alumni “Go Lions!” and is eager to work with aviation students to help them accomplish their goals. Thaddeus’ ultimate aviation career goal is to fly for an airline.

Aircraft: Piper Arrow, Cessna 172s, Cessna 162

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Harford Air Phone: (410) 836-2828

3538 Aldino Rd
Churchville, MD 21028
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