Dave Hummel has had a passion for aviation since he was a young boy. He took his first lesson at 14 years old and obtained his private pilot certificate before attending Southern Illinois University (SIU). Here, he earned an Associate Degree in Aviation Flight and a Bachelor’s in Aviation Management along with an instrument rating, multi-engine rating, commercial certificate, CFI, and CFII. He also flight instructed after graduating in 2008 and flew charter at SIU. Hummel later made flight instructing shops at Ohio University and Flight Safety Academy.
From 2010 to 2015, he flew the Canadair Regional Jet for Atlantic Southeast Airlines and since 2015, the Airbus A320 for Frontier Airlines. He returned to flight instructing part-time in 2014 where he joined Blue Skies Flying Services.