Charles "Trey" Walters III (President) and his wife Kelsey (Vice-President) started Blue Line Aviation with one goal: to provide the highest quality flight instruction with the best value. Trey is a decorated Operation Iraqi freedom veteran and former Raleigh Police Officer. He has over eleven years of flying experience and holds Commercial, Instrument, Flight Instructor, and Instrument Instructor ratings for both single and multi-engine aircraft.
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 2000 hours of flight time as a flight instructor, with about 1300 of that in Diamond aircraft. Alexandra is the General Manager over the Raleigh location. She can be reached via e-mail to Alexandra@BlueLineAviationLLC.com
Alexandra Grady, CFI, CFII, MEI, AGI, ATP
Ray started flying in the 1980s and has over 2,000 hours of flight time. He has flown single engine, multi-engine, and jet aircraft. He has a Masters Degree in business administration from NC State University and retired from SAS Institute. After also retiring from professional flying in the summer of 2013, Ray decided he wanted to return to aviation and was welcomed back to the Blue Line Aviation team in November of 2013. He teaches at both locations and also acts as a quality control supervisor. Ray can be reached via e-mail to Ray@BlueLineAviationLLC.com.
Ray Walters, CFI, CFII, AGI
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 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 at Bethany@BlueLineAviationLLC.com
Bethany Mohr, CFI, CFII, ATP
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 is available 7 days a week at our Smithfield, Johnston County location and can be reached via e-mail at Malnoske@bluelineaviationllc.com
Mike Malnoske, CFI, MEI
Brian is a graduate of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, and works with Blue Line Aviation full time. He has over two years of experience as a flight instructor in a variety of aircraft, both single and multi-engine, and is an aviation intellectual. He is an Advanced Ground Instructor, and an incredible pilot. Contact Brian via e-mail at Brian@BlueLineAviationLLC.com to pick his brain and get in the sky!
Brian Gillespie, CFI, CFII, MEI, AGI
As a child, Dan loved to read about aviation. At age 13, his next-door neighbor took him on his first flight, and he was hooked! Dan earned his Private Pilot Certificate in his home state of New Hampshire and decided to pursue a career in aviation. After completing an accelerated flight-training course where he earned his CFI, MEI, and CFI-I ratings, Dan was invited to join the Blue Line Aviation Family. “I love being a flight instructor because it allows me to transfer my passion for aviation and flying to others. Flying offers me an unmatched freedom, and I am able to travel to new and exciting places with my friends and family. I enjoy introducing people to aviation.” Dan is available to fly every day and can be reached by e-mail at Dan@BlueLineAviationLLC.com
Dan Batchelder, CFI, CFII, MEI
Rob has been an airport local most of his life. Before getting into aviation as a pilot, he was a professional aircraft mechanic, and an airport line service technician before that. He loves to talk about airplanes, how they work, and how to fly them. He's always interested in learning more and bettering himself as a pilot. His goal has always been to become a flight instructor and spread the word about general aviation, it's advantages, and how rewarding it can be. After the pre-flight is complete and everything is in order, his favorite thing to say is "Let's go have some fun!" Rob is available to fly any day of the week and can be reached at Rob@BlueLineAviationLLC.com.
Rob Swanson, CFI, CFII, MEI, A&P