The Good Neighbor Airport
Richard Morey: Rich is a third-generation pilot, FBO operator, and has been flying all his life. His formal training started in 1973 with his first solo on his 16th birthday in 1974. He has over 15,000 hours logged, with over 10,000 hours as a flight instructor. Rich holds a commercial certificate with single-engine, multi-engine, and instrument ratings along with his CFI, CFII, and MEI.
As of June 2014, Rich now holds an ATP certificate. He also holds both Airframe and Powerplant mechanics certificates with inspection authorization. He has owned and operated Morey Airplane Company since 2002.
Since then, he has also been the airport manager for the Middleton Municipal Airport - Morey Field. He started his aviation career as a lineman, and in the course of his 37 years at Morey Airplane Company, has held literally every job in the company. Besides flying charter, Rich teaches primary and advanced flight instruction as well as tail wheel endorsements.
Harold Green: Harold began flight instructing at Morey Airplane Company in 1977. He holds a commercial certificate with single-engine, multi-engine, and instrument ratings along with CFI, CFII, and MEI.
Harold has logged over 9,500 hours with over 4,600 as an instructor. He focuses on the student’s ability to safely and competently fly an aircraft for pleasure or business which goes above just flying and meeting FAA standards.
Harold initiated the Morey Ground School courses for private and instrument certification and is active in teaching them. He began his flying career as an Airborne Radio Operator in the USAF and obtained his private pilot certificate in an Air Force flying club. All other ratings were achieved at the Morey Airplane Company.
For over 10 years, he has used his own airplanes in the progress of his technology-based business, nationwide.
His teaching experience (aside from Morey) includes:
• Technical Instructor School in the USAF
• 14 years teaching electronics engineering courses for UW Extension Engineering
• Six years teaching electronics for MATC
His aerospace experience as an electronics engineer includes working on both spacecraft and aircraft control and reliability issues. He has served on the Technical Policy Committee of the General Aviation Manufacturers Association and coordinated activities with RTCA on preparation of DO-178B.
In 2011, Harold was awarded "Flight Instructor of the Year" for Wisconsin by the FAA, honoring the most outstanding individuals that has served aviation and aviation safety. Green is also a recipient of the Wright Brothers Master Pilot Award for 50+ years of safe flying.
Stephen Omdahl: Stephen Omdahl began his flight career in 1997 at the University of North Dakota. In 2000, he graduated from UND with a B.S. in Aeronautical Studies with a major in Commercial Aviation. There, he earned his commercial certificate with single-engine, multi-engine, and instrument ratings along with CFI, CFII, and MEI. In October 2015, he earned his airline transport (ATP) certificate.
Stephen has been instructing since 2001. He has instructed at Waukesha Flying Services, University of North Dakota, and now at Morey Airplane Company. He has been instructing full-time at Morey since July 2011. Stephen currently has over 5,000 hours of flight time, most being dual given. He teaches primary and advanced students. As of February 2015, he also flies 135 charters in a Cessna 310.
Kammi Tisdale: Kammi is a native of Annapolis, Maryland. In 1989, she developed a keen interest in aviation and she soon earned her private pilot and commercial certificates, and later, her instrument rating.
In 2001, she moved to the beautiful Rogue Valley in Oregon to enjoy mountain flying. In time, she earned her CFI, CFII, multi-engine rating and tail wheel endorsement. It was in Oregon where she met CFII and pilot examiner, Field Morey, where she became his associate and recommending instructor for nine years.
She has over 3,000 hours, with more than half of that as a flight instructor. Kammi is excited to become an integral part of the Morey Airplane Company heritage. She also is a licensed veterinary technician and has practiced for over 34 years.
Pete Aarsvold: Pete obtained his private pilot certificate while in college in 1980. He has been flying for fun ever since, having logged 2,300 hours, including 1,150 hours as a flight instructor.
Pete has been teaching at Morey Airplane Company since 2006. In addition to commercial, instrument and CFI ratings, he holds a commercial glider rating with aero and ground tow endorsements.
Pete loves teaching tail wheel transition to pilots. Two of Pete’s clients had their first flights in their own tail wheel aircraft and went on to earn their private pilot and sport pilot certificates without ever having logged pilot in-command time in a tricycle gear aircraft.
Pete is familiar with sport pilot licensing requirements and can often be found flight training in client-owned light-sport aircraft.
Christina Stark: Christy got her start in aviation as her grandfather's copilot in his Cessna 172, as well as his home-built aircraft.
She received her private pilot certificate at the age of 17 in Madison, and continued on to get her instrument rating. Christy went to the Westwind School of Aeronautics in Phoenix, AZ to earn her commercial certificate with single-engine, multi-engine, and instrument ratings as well as her CFI and CFII. She instructed in Phoenix and Madison, and was awarded the FAA Gold Seal on her flight instructor's certificate.
Christy took a break from instructing to fly cargo in a Cessna 402 for a part 135 company based in Raleigh, NC. She realized her love for instructing and moved back home to Wisconsin. Over her career she has logged over 2,100 hours, with more than half of that as an instructor. Christy thoroughly enjoys teaching others to fly, and tailoring the training to accommodate the needs and desires for her students.
Mark Leonard: Mark currently holds a commercial certificate with single-engine and instrument ratings along with his CFI. Mark has been awarded the FAA Gold Seal on his instructor certificate.
He has worked as a flight instructor since August 2000 at the Morey Airport and has flown 2,500 hours, 2,000 hours of which is instruction given. Mark works with his students to accomplish their ticket as a team, and takes a great deal of pride in helping students learn to be safe, knowledgeable pilots.
Mark began his flight training after being interested in flying for several years. His flying career began with the following certificates:
• 1986 private certificate - Monroe Airport
• 1996 commercial certificate - Morey Airport
• 1998 instrument rating - West Coast Training with Field Morey
• 2000 CFI certificate - Morey Airport
• 2003 Aerobatic Course - William Kershener Aerobatics School, TN