The Apollo Crew

Matthew Jones


A lifelong entrepreneurial spirit and a strong passion for aviation have allowed Matt to turn what he loves into a thriving business that continues to help others discover their passion for flying and quickly become certified pilots. Matt says it best, “Being able to combine my entrepreneurial drive with my love for all things aviation has been a dream come true.”

Mason White

Flight Training Coordinator

An integral component of Apollo Aviation’s success since day one, Mason has a teacher’s heart and a devoted passion for flying and aviation. Mason’s dream has always been to become a certified flight instructor and utilize his natural talent of teaching in the industry he loves.

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Bill Kemp

Senior Flight Instructor 

A senior flight instructor for good reason, Bill, is a highly experienced pilot with over 25,000 hours of quality flight time. Bill has flown helicopters in Vietnam, bush planes, corporate jets, and much more. Bill’s level of experience is so vast that we learn something new during every conversation.

Hanz Welo

Flight School Manager

As a prior service Army Airborne ranger with combat parachute experience, then later as an Army Blackhawk pilot, we are proud to have Hanz on our team to help with Apollo Aviation’s Mission.  

As a military aviator, Hanz has served in combat missions in both Iraq and Afghanistan flying MEDEVAC. Hanz has also served as a maintenance test pilot and last but not least, an Army Aviation flight instructor in Ft. Rucker, AL where he taught future military aviators to fly.  

Hanz’s experience is a critical component to Apollo Aviation’s future success and growth.

James Weisberg

Senior Flight Instructor / CFII / MEI

James Weisberg holds an Airline Transport Pilot Certificate and is a Certified Flight Instructor for single and multi-engine airplanes and for the Instrument Rating. He has been flying for over 30 years and his love for aviation goes back to high school when he earned his private pilot certificate. James has given over 1000 hours of flight instruction ranging from private pilot through CFI. He flies the TBM 700 Single-engine Turboprop and is co-pilot on Cessna Citation 525 and 650 corporate jets.




Mike Ausley

Certified Flight Instructor

Michael is a University of Alabama student during the day, and a flight instructor “by night.” With a father in the airline industry, Michael was “bitten” by the magic of flight at an early age. Michael’s professionalism and genuine care for his students are second to none.

Mark Crawford

Certified Flight Instructor / CFII / MEI

A United States Marine for the last 9 years and a passion for flying make this first generation pilot an integral part of the Apollo Aviation flight instructor team.

Aaron Duff

Certified Flight Instructor / CFII / MEI

With a desire to explore the world and a passion for helping others achieve their goals, Aaron is proud to be a part of the Apollo Aviation team and sharing his love and passion for aviation with others.

Jason Clarke

Senior Flight Instructor

An experienced corporate pilot and flight instructor, Jason has long been a favorite CFI in central Alabama.  Jason’s professional demeanor and exceptional teaching skills make him a perfect match for new flight instructor trainees. 

Brooks Allen

Administrative Support

Brooks, a 4th generation pilot attends Jefferson State Community College by day, and works on his flight training at night. Brooks has a love and passion for introducing others to aviation and mentoring future aviators. He is excited to one day be an Apollo Aviation flight instructor.

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