Kelly Martin - CFI, CFII, MEI, ATP
Years of experience is what Kelly brings to the table. Still an acting charter pilot flying out of Goshen, indiana Kelly resides locally just minutes away from the Hendricks County Airport. When he is not jetting off to one of the many States in the Citation jet you can find Kelly instructing at Hendricks County making Pilots one after another. Kelly has a lifetime of aviation knowledge, experience and stories that can inspire and mentor a pilot of any age.
Derek Beaver - CFI, UAS
Derek joined us as a flight instructor in the fall of 2020. Trained at Indiana State University in aviation, Derek looks to one day fly for an airline. Before joining us as a flight instructor Derek worked as a sky dive pilot in Franklin, Indiana honing his flight skills. Since then he has obtained his flight instructor certificate and is offering his flying knowledge to all as an instructor at Hendricks County Aviation.
Dick Stevens - CFI, CFII
Dick has been a flight instructor for over 30 years. He has been instructing students at Hendricks County Aviation for the past 15 years.
“I enjoy flight instruction as much now as when I first started. What I do has some very special moments’, like when a student first flies the airplane by themselves. This usually happens between the 14th and 20th hour of flight instruction. Another is the day they achieve their dream of becoming an FAA licensed Private or Commercial Pilot or acquire an instrument rating. My students have been high school students wanting to acquire their Private Pilot’s license before college, to senior citizens and everyone in-between. I feel really privileged to have met so many wonderful people during my tenure as a flight instructor.”
Hendricks County Aviation
Hendricks County Aviation has been providing service since 2005. We are located at Gordon Graham Field, 2R2, is Indianapolis' West side premier Flight School providing flight training for private, commercial, and private pilots looking for IFR training. We are located at Hendricks County Airport (2R2) which is situated between Avon and Danville. All of our training is performed utilizing the Cessna 172SP platform with the latest in avionics, the Garmin G1000. Hendricks County Aviation also offers sightseeing flights, aerial photography flights and pilot supplies. Gift certificates are available as well.
Ken Lickliter - CFI
Former Vincennes University Graduate Ken Lickliter has been flying his way through the skies hoping for great things. After Ken graduated from Vincennes University he spent a year in the South American country of Brasil with his wife. Upon his return to the states Ken started working on his Flight Instructor certificate to challenge himself and be a better Pilot. Once completed, Ken joined Hendricks County Aviation as a instructor anxious to obtain new students and continue his love of flying. When Ken isn't instructing you may find him ferrying airplanes all throughout the U.S.
David Wilde - CFI, UAS
Operations Manager/Flight Instructor
In July 2007 David completed his pilot training with Dick Stevens where he received his private pilot license. With a love for airplanes he decided to continue on and received an associates degree from Vincennes University in aviation. Upon completion of his degree he started flight instructing for the University for the following 2 years along the way joining the Hendricks County Team in July of 2019.