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 and his wife Kelsey 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 15 years of flying experience. Kelsey has a Bachelors in Business Administration and 10 years of small business experience.
Trey and Kelsey Walters, Owners
Ray is an aviation enthusiast with an extensive background in aviation, business, and project management. He is a certified advanced ground instructor, earned a Master's degree in Business Administration from the University of North Carolina in Greensboro and his BA degrees in Business Management and in Economics from North Carolina State University. He has over 30 years of flying experience and over 2,000 hours of flight time. Ray serves as our General Manager. He can be reached by phone at 919-578-3713 ext. 203 or via e-mail to Ray.Walters@bluelineaviationllc.com
Ray Walters, CFI, CFII, AGI, PMP
Bethany has been in the aviation field for over 10 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
Assistant Chief Flight 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 3,000 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
Paul began his flying career as a helicopter pilot and completed his transition training with Blue Line. He is a former NC State Trooper and currently works full time as a private security contractor. His background in law enforcement training has helped him become an exceptional flight instructor. Paul has over 10 years of aviation experience and volunteers as a Captain in the Civil Air Patrol. Paul is available to fly at both locations and can be reached via email to Paul@bluelineaviationllc.com.
Paul Burggraf, CFI
Andy has an extensive background in Federal Government emergency management and over 10 years of general aviation experience. In addition to being a flight instructor, he volunteers as a Search and Rescue Mission Pilot with the Civil Air Patrol. Also an Eagle Scout, Andy teaches aerospace education to youths and frequently flies them on their first flight in a general aviation airplane. He finds great satisfaction in working with his students and sharing his expertise to help them realize the joy of flying. He excels at molding his teaching style around the needs and personalities of his students with a blend of information, demonstration, and humor. Andy is available to fly at our Johnston County and Raleigh locations and can be reached via e-mail to Andy.Vlack@BlueLineAviationLLC.com.
Andy Vlack, CFI, CFII
Jeremy caught the aviation bug at an early age. He completed his first solo flight at age 16 and received his private pilot license at age 17. He attended Embry Riddle Aeronautical University where he earned his degree in Aviation Technology before continuing on to law school. Jeremy holds instrument and commercial ratings for single and multi-engine airplanes in addition to being a Certified Flight Instructor and Advanced Ground Instructor. Jeremy is available to fly at our Raleigh location and can be reached via email to Jeremy.Browner@BlueLineAviationLLC.com
Jeremy Browner, CFI, AGI
John has been a pilot since 2005 and an instructor since 2013. He has a Bachelor's Degree in Technical Studies from the Thomas Edison State College. John is an aircraft owner as well, and enjoys using private aviation to travel with family and friends. He recently moved to the Raleigh area from Iowa and is looking forward to flying with you! He is available primarily at the Raleigh location six days per week. He can be reached via e-mail to John.Sloan@Bluelineaviationllc.com.
John Sloan, CFI, CFII