"My thanks to Dave for his outstanding service! Dave assisted us in the delivery of our new Embraer Phenom from the factory in Brazil. Dave is a great instructor; knowledgeable, methodical and safety-oriented. I highly recommend Dave's services."
F.C. South Africa
"I had the privilege of meeting and flying with Dave Coffman while he served as my mentor pilot shortly after we took delivery of our new Phenom.
Dave came highly recommended as a contract mentor and instructor pilot from the firm that manages our aircraft. Though I flew with several other mentor pilots, Dave quickly became the first-choice of both myself and the owner of our aircraft. Dave's calm, easy-going personality, decades of experience and willingness to assist with any task in order to make the trip successful made him a pleasure to work with.
I highly recommend Dave as an outstanding mentor and instructor. You won't find another pilot with the combination of experience, friendly personality and "can-do" attitude."
M.S. Atlanta, GA
"Many thanks to Dave who took on a larger task than either of us had imagined, of getting me to my first Type rating. Fifteen years of flying an old Turbo Commander proved not to be as helpful as I thought it would be. Old habits and unfamiliarity with the glass cockpit made this a tough transition. But Dave is the ultimate professional who never lost his cool or his professionalism, and provided me with outstanding Jet basics that will never leave me. Because of Dave I am a decent (though still green) Phenom pilot and a better pilot in general than ever before. Thank you, Dave. I look forward to flying with you as frequently as possible in the future so I can keep learning from you".
B.S. Neenah, WI
"Thank you Dave, for your excellent service in preparing me for my Phenom 100 Type Rating. You have an outstanding approach and teaching technique. You adapted extremely well to my circumstance and gave me exactly what I needed to complete my Type Ride successfully and, more importantly, gave me a concrete foundation for operating this aircraft safely and efficiently. I highly recommend you and your services."
D.D Ogden, UT
"We frequently have a need for contract pilot services and the first on my list to call is Dave Coffman. He's a seasoned professional who always puts our customers first with a friendly, "can-do" attitude. I count on him to assist us during our busiest times because of his conscientious, safety-first approach"
NJ Corrente President, Nicholas Air
"I offer my highest recommendation for the factory acceptance and delivery services provided by Dave Coffman. I have worked with Dave on several Phenom 300 acquisitions in his role as our pilot representative and he has been outstanding.
Dave's an excellent aviator, but he also has the ability to lead and manage aircraft and personnel in a manner that offers enthusiasm, empathy and goodwill for those he works with, qualities that are rare in the pilot population.
He has effectively fused his military aviation, leadership and management skills to that of an entrepreneur in the business aviation world offering asset management, aircraft acceptance, delivery and entry into service and provides a top-notch product".
Deborah Bew President, Aircraft Acquisitions Inc
"I completed my Phenom 100 type-rating at my home airport, Aspen, in my airplane and had a thoroughly enjoyable experience with my instructor Dave Coffman. Dave is an outstanding instructor; his easy-going personality, patient teaching style and decades of experience were a perfect fit for my training. I've had a lot of instructors over the last 20 years to get me to my type rating and Dave was the most enjoyable and knowledgeable. He's also a former Lt Colonel, F-16 Driver and Thunderbird pilot who won't tell you unless you ask. Dave also trained two professional pilots for my plane who will be flying Part 135 and they loved working him after years at the big simulator schools".
Tony Sherman Aspen, CO
"Dave is an outstanding instructor and mentor, one of the most knowledgeable and safety oriented instructors I have ever flown with. His professionalism and superb instructional skills combined with an abundance of patience are a rare combination and helped me transition to the Phenom from my Cessna 340. I highly recommend Dave."
D.D South Africa
“While taking delivery of our new Phenom 300, Dave Coffman successfully integrated our delivery and acceptance team, acting as both our “test” pilot and mentor during the entire process, helping the mission to become a complete success”.
Philippe Lacrosse Paris, France
"What a great combination! I feel very fortunate to be able to take advantage of Dave's vast military jet experience and to be the beneficiary of his positive and professional instruction and direction. Introduction into a new jet such as the Phenom 100 can be both exhilirating and intimidating. Dave's ability to direct my focus and attention to the key elements in flying such an airplane and utilizing these experiences in a building block approach were instrumental in becoming proficient in the aircraft. I would recommend Dave Coffman to anyone looking for a mentor/instructor where character, experience and the ability to communicate are important."
B.H. Ponte Vedra, FL