Our Instructors

We are conveniently located to serve you as the gateway to this beautiful area with more than 1,400 lakes. We are proud of our new and expanded facilities and state-of-the-art equipment. With a highly dedicated team and flight staff, Sunair prides itself on being Central Florida’s first choice FBO and premier flight school for more than 35 years.


Nick Larson

Nick Larson

Nick arrived at Sunair Aviation in 2009. Prior to Sunair, Nick was a collegiate instructor pilot at the Beaver County Community College (Pittsburgh, PA) for their Professional Pilot & ATC-CTI (Air Traffic Control-Collegiate Training Initiative) aviation programs. With over 5500 hours, Nick is a FAA Gold Seal Certified Flight Instructor with single-engine land, single-engine sea and multi-engine land ratings with instrument privileges, as well as an FAA Advanced Ground Instructor and FAA Instrument Ground Instructor. Nick is a 3-time NAFI Master Flight Instructor earning in the NAFI MCFI in 2010, 2013, and 2017.

Tasman Carnes

Tasman Carnes

Tasman arrived at Sunair Aviation in 2019. Prior to Sunair he flew for Endeavor Air (Delta Connection) airlines and accumulated 500 hours of turbine time. Now with over 2500 hours of flight time and 700 hours dual given he is rated for single engine land flight instruction for private, instrument, commercial, or CFI ratings. Tasman looks forward to any opportunity to share his aviation knowledge to others. If he is not flying then you can find him on the lake fishing or wakeboarding.

Adam Jacques

Adam Jacques

Adam moved to Florida in 2017 from Pennsylvania in search of better flying weather. Adam graduated from Penn State University in 2008 with a bachelor’s degree in Electro-Mechanical Engineering. Adam worked in the manufacturing and aerospace engineering fields for 10 years before deciding to chase his aviation career dreams. Adam joined Sunair Aviation in November of 2018. Adam is a Certified Flight Instructor with single-engine land rating with instrument privileges.

Michael Abernathy

Michael Abernathy

CFII. ATP. Licensed since 1979. Flown a variety of aircraft. C-172,C-182,C-310,C-414,C-421, Bonanzas and Aerostars. Corporate and Regional airline experience in EMB 145.