Our staff consists of experienced aviation professionals of all ages. We are confident that we have an instructor that you will enjoy!


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 grew up in 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.

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, 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

Gina is the Administrative Manager at Blue Line Aviation at RDU. With 20 years of
customer service experience, Gina makes sure every customer is taken care of and enjoys helping students achieve their goals. Gina is originally from New York and when not at work she enjoys spending time with her family. Gina can be reachd via e-mail to Gina@BlueLineAviationLLC.com

Gina Luthy

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 to Bethany@BlueLineAviationLLC.com. Bethany will be away from Feb until Aug this year.

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 to Malnoske@BlueLineAviationLLC.com

Mike Malnoske, CFI, CFII,MEI, IGI

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 via e-mail to Rob@BlueLineAviationLLC.com.

​Rob Swanson, CFI, CFII, MEI, A&P

Jordan was born and raised in Charlotte, NC and has been flying for over seven years. He started flying while attending Clemson University, where he earned degrees in History and Marketing. Following a brief stint in corporate marketing, Jordan earned his CFI rating and has been flight instructing ever since. Jordan has experience flying and teaching in tailwheel aircraft, tricycle gear aircraft, and floatplanes. Jordan is available daily and can be reached via e-mail to Jordan@BlueLineAviationLLC.com

Jordan Smith, CFI