Department of Flight Faculty & Staff

Embry-Riddle Flight Instructor and Student to a pre-flight check.

Proof That The Right People Make All The Difference.

Embry-Riddle’s staff, faculty and instructors continue our university’s long-standing history of providing uncompromisingly diverse academic and operational experience to the university’s flight training program.

By utilizing the department’s advisory council, contacts in the aviation industry and association with major carriers, our Flight Training Department remains on the leading edge of the latest industry requirements so our graduates take point and provide leadership and innovation in today’s technology-focused world. Furthermore, we adhere and adapt to the changing needs and necessary degree qualifications that match the each student’s career path as we prepare them for the future of their choosing.

Our Department of Flight staff is supplemented by the Staff from UHI Helicopters, who oversee the new Rotary-Wing program.


Flight Staff

Parker Northrup


Parker is a retired USAF command pilot with deep experience in aviation education and training. He directs a team of instructors, maintainers, and support personnel to guide more than 400 students enrolled in Embry-Riddle’s Professional Pilot degree granting Program. He has instructed in military and general aviation environments since 1994.

Ryan AlbrechtRyan Albrecht

Chief Flight Instructor

Ryan is an alumni of Embry-Riddle and has been a flight instructor since 2000. He is currently the Chief Flight Instructor for the Prescott Flight Training Department.

Sol Ka'awaloa

Team 1 Manager

Solomon is an alumni of Embry-Riddle and has been a flight instructor since 2000. He is currently the Team 1 Training Manager for the Prescott Flight Training Department.

Jason Maceyunas

Team 2 Manager

Jason is currently the Team 2 Training Manager for the Prescott Flight Training Department.

Josh DonaldsonJosh Donaldson

Standards Manager 

Josh is an Embry-Riddle alumnus with a bachelors and masters degree. He holds a Commercial and Airline Transport Pilot certificate and currently acts as a Flight and Check Instructor, Training Manager, and Assistant Chief Instructor for the University.

Brian RoggowBrian Roggow

Aviation Safety Program Manager

Brian is an Alumni of Embry Riddle and now serves as the Aviation Safety Program Manager Flight.

John TracyJohn Tracy

Director of Maintenance

John has been involved with various aspects of aircraft maintenance since 1982. He has been the Director of ERAU Prescott Flight Maintenance Department since 2011.

UHI Helicopters Staff

Gordon Jiroux

Gordon Jiroux

President and Chief Flight Instructor

John Lewis

John Lewis
Student Liaison

Danny Mackenzie

Danny MacKenzie
Director of Operations, Prescott

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