About Us


Our Mission is to Provide World-Class & Efficient Training that Prepares the Next Generation of Pilots to Serve as Safe, Responsible, & Professional Aviators.

We are unique and we know it! We are one of the only Flight Schools in America that is fully owned by an airline, Legends Airways.

Legends Airways operates an international cargo airline, utilizing cargo Saab 340B’s. This unique combination provides an advantage over most schools, allowing us to cater training at a professional level from the beginning to prepare students to serve as safe, responsible, and professional pilots. This design also provides a flow-through program for our students to become First Officers within our Air Carrier Operation.

If becoming an airline pilot is your goal, why not start your pilot training at an airline and receive the opportunity to interview for a First Officer position after the completion of your flight training.

If becoming an airline pilot isn't your goal, don't shy away just yet. We have students from all walks of life, with different goals in mind when starting their training. Even if you only want to fly recreationally, you can rest assured that Legends will provide a flight training course paramount to safety and development, that is backed by our industry expertise. We have courses ranging from private pilot all the way to the commercial level.

Professional & Knowledgeable Staff at Every Position

Our team of staff, schedulers, instructors and managers are the best at what they do with the experience and knowledge to back it up. We believe that everyone should have an opportunity to become a pilot and we are committed to making their dreams come true. We have customized programs that will help our students become Legends.


Daryl Hicks

Director of Operations
Daryl is an industry veteran, with over 40 years of experince in airline, FBO, and flight school Management. Daryl currently holds a Multi-Engine ATP, CFI/CFII/MEI, and has over 20,000 flight hours.

Cari Danforth

Vice President of Operations
Cari currently serves as our Vice President of Operations, having held the role since our founding. She brings with her over a decade of experince in passenger and cargo airline managment, as well as flight school operations.

Justin Dal Colletto

Flight School Director
Justin overees the day to day operation of Legends Aviation Academy. With a diverse background in the military and private aviation sector, Justin brings along knowledge in flying, maintaining, and organizational leadership.

Nathan Romero

Chief Flight Instructor
Nathan currently oversees all the instructors and student curriculum at Legends Airways. With 1000's of hours in instruction and flying, Nathan ensures our student pilots will succeed. He also serves as a captain for our cargo airline.

"“I cannot say enough good things about legends Airways, and I highly recommend them to anyone pursuing aviation.

Erica Chuong

"Have enjoyed my time at Legends. Instructors and management are very reachable and friendly. If you have any issues or concerns, they will treat you right. "

Parker Anthony

"Legends Airways is an amazing flight school. I feel very welcomed every time I walk through the door."

Elizabeth Jilbert

"From the start, everyone at Legends was extremely welcoming and accommodating. Everyone really went out of their way to make sure I had a great experience. "

Erica Chuong

"Aircraft rates are very reasonable and you won't get overcharged for your flight training. Have been here since my private and now almost done with my commercial and I wouldn’t change a thing. "

Parker Anthony

"Everyone on the Legends team was a huge help – Marshall, Brian, Nathan, and Joe went out of their way to make sure I was ready. "

Erica Chuong

"My instructor is especially helpful with teaching me new objectives. I would recommend them to anyone getting their pilots license."

Elizabeth Jilbert

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