Throughout my Air Force and civilian flying experience, I have flown with quite a few instructors. Hands down, Derek is the best instructor, both on the ground and in-flight. On the ground, he is knowledgeable, thorough, and prepared. In-flight, he is talented, helpful, and patient. Of all of my instructive experiences, I have never felt calmer or more confident in my own ability than I have with Derek by my side. Thank you, Melbourne Flight Training, for helping me enjoy my time in the sky. You facilitated a wicked awesome experience!