Welcome Certified Flight Instructor Chris Van Nostrand

Chris Van Nostrand

 

Performance Aircraft is pleased to announce the addition of Chris Van Nostrand to our flight training team as Certified Flight Instructor.

As a kid, Chris’ parents asked him what he wanted to grow up to be. After all the flight simulating and plane watching he had done, Chris knew he wanted to be a pilot. Chris shares, “I was that little kid that said he wanted to be a pilot and meant it.”

Chris first encountered Performance Aircraft in 2012 at a Duncan Aviation Day. He began his flight training and quickly earned his Private Pilot Certificate in the summer of 2013. He then traveled to Salina, Kansas to continue his flight training at Kansas State Polytechnic. In 2016, he graduated with his Bachelor of Science and a minor in Safety. He obtained his Certified Flight Instructor and Certified Flight Instrument Instructor licenses while in school.

In his free time, Chris enjoys biking, playing soccer, and hiking. He also enjoy flying and watching airplanes, of course.

Chris is excited to be at Performance Aircraft now as a Flight Instructor, inspiring and enabling students as they make their aviation goals a reality.

We are thrilled to have Chris on board to help us achieve our mission of inspiring and enabling aviation dreams—one relationship, one aircraft, and one flight at a time.

 

 

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  • I trusted the team at Performance Aircraft to help me identify an airplane that fit my mission, budget, and goals.  I'm happy to say that they exceeded all my expectations by keeping me informed throughout every step of the process.  You can trust that this team is not out to sell you an airplane but to be a lifelong aviation partner.  I would definitely use them again for selling or buying an aircraft.  Thank you!
    – Eric Leatherman, Nebraska
  • As a first time buyer, I was nervous about the entire process–plane selection, negotiations, paperwork, and closing. After my first contact with Stacey at Performance Aircraft, I knew they were the right fit to help me. She quickly made me feel at ease with everything. Their website is positively the best and most comprehensive in its class.  The process was smooth and the plane was exactly as it was represented. I couldn't be happier!
    – Dennis Cooley, Florida
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    – Tony Wagner, Florida
  • I purchased an airplane from Performance Aircraft a few years ago and have also utilized some of their Flight Training Services since that time. I have developed a respect for their professional expertise in both their Training and Sales side of their business.
    – Mike Kelly, Nebraska
  • Because of your professional team and alliances with other top companies, you will be my first call when looking to purchase another airplane. Thank you again.
    – Tom Saxon, Florida
  • I would tell my friends they can trust Performance Aircraft to provide honest, ethical, and enthusiastic service. Bill found an aircraft that best suits our needs while staying well within our budget. The whole process was practically stress-free. And, the post-purchase training and follow-ups have been phenomenal.
    – Matt Young, Wyoming
  • Your communication here is very good and I really appreciated your honesty. Your follow up is awesome. Bill knew the value of airplanes as well as anyone I have met in the industry and I have been flying for over 30 years. You guys did a great job communicating with me throughout the process and kept the plane moving to closing. I was very pleased with everything.
    – Randy Christo, Nebraska
  • Performance Aircraft can help you achieve a life-time dream of becoming a pilot. You can go for it with confidence and know that you will receive great instruction as evidenced by many before you. Take time to look at the picture gallery in their office; you may even see some people you know that have already attained their private pilot license.
    – Donn Stoner, Nebraska
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Welcome Office Assistant Brette Petersen

Brette Petersen

 

Performance Aircraft is pleased to announce the addition of Brette Petersen to our team as our new Office Assistant.

Brette serves our customers by connecting them with the specialized Aircraft Sales Representatives best suited for their needs. She also supports Flight Training customers with scheduling, FAA testing, and invoicing.

Brette received a Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in May of 2015, and has a particular love for opera. She intends to pursue further education and a career in the field of Fine Arts Management. Before joining Performance Aircraft, Brette acquired several years of experience in customer service and is excited to assist all our clients with a helpful smile! She has a knack for organizing and an eye for detail.

In her free time, Brette enjoys attending concerts, extensive traveling, and spending time with her family.

We are thrilled to have Brette on board to help us achieve our mission of inspiring and enabling aviation dreams—one relationship, one aircraft, and one flight at a time.

 

 

Welcome Our New Certified Flight Instructor

 

Taylor YoungPerformance Aircraft is pleased to announce the addition of our newest Certified Flight Instructor, Taylor Young.

Taylor grew up here in Lincoln, NE and graduated from Lincoln East in 2007. Ever since his first discovery flight in 5th grade, Taylor knew he wanted to fly.

In 2013, he decided to make his dream of flying a reality, so he came to Performance Aircraft and earned his private pilot certificate. In 2015, Taylor earned his flight instructor certificate, while also attending the University of Nebraska – Omaha. He will graduate with a bachelor’s degree in aviation and minor in math in May of 2016.

In his free time, Taylor enjoys reading anything aviation related, traveling, playing golf, hunting, and fishing.

Taylor is very excited to share his passion for flying and aviation with all of his students.

We are excited to have Taylor on board to help us achieve our mission of inspiring and enabling aviation dreamsone relationship, one aircraft, and one flight at a time.

 

Want to earn your pilot certificate? Contact us today at (402)475-8400 or fly@flyperformance.com!

 

Welcome Aircraft Sales Consultant Mike Lempke

Aircraft Sales Consultant Mike LempkePerformance Aircraft is pleased to announce the addition of Mike Lempke as our newest Aircraft Sales Consultant.

Mike brings with him over a decade of sales management experience in the airline and travel management industries. His lifelong passion for aviation and flying and his extensive background as a senior sales and service leader will help him serve our customers effectively as they buy and sell aircraft.

A 1999 graduate of the University of Nebraska at Omaha Aviation Institute, Mike is skilled in creating, negotiating, and facilitating sales contracts, and he enjoys helping our customers achieve their aircraft ownership goals.

Prior to joining our team, Mike managed multiple sales and business development teams, excelling at helping his teams identify and meet their customer’s needs.

Mike enjoys flying a variety of aircraft. His other interests include aviation, traveling, Husker football, global mission work, and spending time with his wife and four children.

We are thrilled to have Mike on board to help us achieve our mission of inspiring and enabling aviation dreamsone relationship, one aircraft, and one flight at a time.

Thinking about buying or selling your plane? Contact us today at (402)475-6000 or aircraft@flyperformance.com!

 

Welcome Our New Certified Flight Instructor

Mike Kindler, Certified Flight Instructor

Performance Aircraft is pleased to announce the addition of our newest Certified Flight Instructor, Mike Kindler.

Mike has had an interest in aviation since he was a young boy.

“One of my first memories was using screwdrivers and various tools as controls while watching fighter jet videos, pretending I was in the action,” Kindler said.

Kindler’s aviation journey began about halfway through earning his Bachelor’s degree in Marketing at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln, when he earned his private pilot certificate. Shortly after this achievement, he realized he wanted to turn his interest in aviation into a career.

Mike has trained and received both his Instrument Rating and Certified Flight Instructor Certificate here at Performance Aircraft, and he is really excited to help others realize their aviation dreams.

We are excited to have Mike on board to help us achieve our mission of inspiring and enabling aviation dreamsone relationship, one aircraft, and one flight at a time.

Want to earn your pilot certificate? Contact us today at (402)475-8400 or fly@flyperformance.com!

 

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