Our staff consists of experienced aviation professionals of all ages. We are confident that we have an instructor that you will enjoy! "Senior Instructors" have over two years of experience as a flight instructor, over 1,000 hours of flight time, and over 500 hours of instruction given in airplanes. The experience level of our staff is another of the many factors that set us apart from the competition.

Charles "Trey" Walters III  (CEO) and his wife Kelsey  (CFO) started Blue Line Aviation with one goal:  to provide the highest quality flight instruction for your dollar.  Trey is a decorated Operation Iraqi freedom veteran and former Raleigh Police Officer.  He grew up around airplanes and started training towards his license in 2001. He holds Commercial, Instrument, Flight Instructor, and Instrument Instructor ratings for both single and multi-engine aircraft with over 1,000 hours of flight experience.

Trey and Kelsey Walters, Owners

Alexandra is originally from Albuquerque, NM, home of the Balloon Fiesta and amazing blue skies. She started flight training in 2002 while attending Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro, TN. Upon graduation, Alexandra began working for the flight department as a flight instructor. She has over 2600 hours, over 2,000 hours of flight time as a flight instructor, with about 1300 of that in Diamond aircraft, and is fluent in spanish. Alexandra is the General Manager at the Raleigh location. She can be reached via e-mail to Alexandra@BlueLineAviationLLC.com

Alexandra Grady, CFI, CFII, MEI, AGI, ATP

General Manager, Senior Instructor

Ray is an aviation enthusiast with an extensive background in aviation, business, and project management. He is a certified ground instructor and earned a Master's degree in Business Administration from North Carolina State University. He has over 25 years of flying experience and over 2,000 hours of flight time. Ray serves as the general manager of the Johnston County location. He can be reached via e-mail to Ray.Walters@bluelineaviationllc.com or by telephone to 919-206-1067.

Ray Walters, AGI, PMP

JNX General Manager

Mike is an alumnus from The Daniel Webster College in Nashua, New Hampshire where he earned a Bachelor’s degree in Aviation Flight Operations and also earned his Commercial Single Engine, Multi-Engine and Instrument ratings under a FAA Part 141 curriculum. Mike earned his flight instructor ratings in a Part 61 program. Mike’s philosophy on aviation training is that safety comes first and that there should never be a barrier on one’s knowledge because everyone is equally trainable. Mike can be reached via e-mail to Malnoske@BlueLineAviationLLC.com.

Mike Malnoske, CFI, CFII,MEI, IGI

JNX Pilot Training Advisor

Senior Instructor

Originally from Orange County, CA, James is a graduate of Rollins College and holds a Master's Degree in Human Resources Management with special emphasis in Training and Organizational Development. Prior to pursuing a career in Aviation, James worked with attractions testing and design at both Disneyland and Walt Disney World Resorts and served as the General Manager of Operations with the Universal Orlando Resort. James is now pursuing a career in aviation and completed his Certified Flight Instructor training at Blue Line.James currently serves as Blue Line's Pilot Training Advisor. In this role, James is the point of contact for all potential students, students that are seeking additional training, and current students who need assistance with their current training programs. He can be reached via e-mail to James@bluelineaviationllc.com, by telephone at 919-840-0064 x 207, or company cell 919-801-8816.  

James Pacelli, CFI, MHR

RDU Pilot Training Advisor






Charles is from Lakeland, FL, home of the famous Sun 'n Fun fly-in. He started flying when he was 18.  Charles has a passion for instructing and has over 1000 hours of instruction given in airplanes, over 1,500 hours of flight time, and over two years of experience as a flight instructor. Charles is currently away for airline training and plans to return part time to Blue Line in May of 2015. 


Charles Bowser, CFI, CFII, MEI

Senior Instructor

Ben is a graduate of Auburn University's flight education program where he earned a Bachelor's in Business Administration: Professional Flight Management in addition to Commercial Single Engine, Multi Engine certificates and Instrument rating. Growing up north of Huntsville, AL the Rocket City, Ben has been flying since 2001 and has accumulated over 2700 hours through flight instruction and corporate aviation. Ben holds certificates as a Certified Flight Instructor for single and multi engine airplanes and is also an Instrument Instructor. He is available multiple days each week at the Raleigh location and can be reached via email to Ben@BlueLineAviationLLC.com.



Ben Batey, CFI, CFII, MEI

Senior Instructor

Bethany has been in the aviation field for over ten years. She started as an aviation student at Purdue University where she obtained all of her flight training. She graduated with a bachelor's degree in Professional Flight Technology. She instructed at Purdue University before being hired by Republic Airlines where she flew Embraer 175 aircraft. She went on to work at Delta private jets. She is now a stay at home mom and enjoys teaching flying to stay involved with aviation. She has over 5,000 hours of flight time, most of which is in Jets as a professional pilot. Bethany is avaialble multiple days each week at the Smithfield, Johnston County location and can be reached via e-mail to Bethany@BlueLineAviationLLC.com.

Bethany Mohr, CFI, CFII, ATP

Senior Instructor

Originally from South Korea, John moved to the United States in 1999. He has a background in martial arts and competed as a part of the USA Jr. Olympic Team from 2008-2012. John became interested in flying after a friend took him for a flight, and has been pursuing a career in aviation ever since.  John's martial arts history has provided him with elevated discipline and attention to detail that have transferred into his aviation endeavors. John is available 6 days a week at the Smithfield location and can be reached via  email to John.lee@bluelineaviationllc.com.

John Lee, CFI, CFII, MEI






Originally from Mobile, Alabama, Thomas graduated from the university of North Carolina at Wilmington in 2002 with a Bachelor of Arts. Thomas became interested in aviation at a very early age and took his first flight lesson in 2000. Thomas has over 14 years of flying experience and loves to share his enthusiasm for aviation with anyone who is willing to listen. Before becoming a CFI, Thomas was Deputy Sheriff with Pitt and New Hanover Counties. Thomas completed his CFI training with Blue Line and is now enjoying the thrills of flight instruction! Thomas is available 6 days a week at our RDU location and can be reached via e-mail to Thomas.Harkins@BlueLineAviationLLC.com.

Richard Harkins, CFI