Curt McDonald

Chief Pilot, Louisiana Cat.

Owner/Chief Flight Instructor, McDonald Flying Service LLC

Whether it’s jets, turboprops, or piston engine aircraft, Curt loves his time in the air. A Louisiana native, Curt began his career in aviation in 1986 as an Air Traffic Controller in the Louisiana Air National Guard. While stationed at Langley Air Force Base (AFB), VA Curt learned to fly with the Langley AFB Aero Club. Curt served a total of 11 years and 7 months in the Louisiana Air National Guard with 4 years active duty. One of his greatest accomplishments in the Air Force was being named a Tower Chief at the age of 26.

Curt earned an Associate Degree in Airway Science form the Community College of the Air Force in 1991. Curt then went on to earn a Bachelor Degree in Professional Aviation at Northeast Louisiana University in Monroe, LA. While he was there, Curt earned his Certified Flight Instructor, Instrument Flight Instructor and Multi-Engine Flight Instructor Certificates.
Flight Instructing full-time followed college. Next was flying cancelled checks at night in all types of weather out of Dallas Love Field, TX in a BE-55 Baron. American Eagle was his next job for one year as a Saab 340 First Officer for American Eagle based at the Dallas Fort Worth Airport.

In 2000, Curt started as a charter pilot for Louisiana Aircraft in Baton Rouge. There he flew the Baron BE-58, King Air C90B, King Air 200 and the Westwind. In 2003, Curt started the flight department from scratch for B & W Consulting. First flying a King Air 350 and soon the Hawker 900XP the company just purchased.

In the summer of 2011, Curt and his wife Tina founded McDonald Flying Service LLC. where they have shared their passion for flying with students ever since. With over 1500 hours of flight instruction experience dating back to 1993, Curt actively instructs private pilot, instrument, commercial, multi-engine, airline transport pilot, all flight instructor categories, as well as tail wheel, complex, high performance endorsements.

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  • Instructor Training
  • Aircraft Rental (Hourly & Annual Lease Memberships)
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