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Premier Flight Academy is located at Burke Lakefront Airport and serves the Greater Cleveland Area and surrounding communities. We maintain some of the most modern, state of the art aircraft in the entire Cleveland area. Our seasoned flight instructors and advanced facilities provide the ultimate learning experience. This, combined with our competitive prices, makes us the first choice for both private and professional pilots. Come fly with us!

Marc McKee: Managing Partner, Flight Instructor

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Marc is a certified flight instructor with very diverse flying experiences. He established himself in high school first by achieving valedictorian status at local North High School.  Upon deciding to attend the John D. Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences at the University of North Dakota, he became increasingly passionate about flying.

After a year of training in Grand Forks, North Dakota, Mr. McKee and a few peers began a transfer program to the University of Hawaii, which although affiliated with the University of North Dakota, never before had such an opportunity been possible. While in Hawaii, he gained valuable flight time with over-water and ditching procedures along with mountainous terrain flying. Training in Hawaii finished with aerobatic training and a certified flight instructor rating.

Returning to North Dakota, Marc earned an Instrument flight instructor rating as well as valuable Canadian Regional Jet training.  Mr. McKee finished his Bachelors degree at the end of that third year and continued instructing.  His students currently maintain a 100% passing rate on the private pilot practical test.  Along with his persistence in the air, his entrepreneur spirit is fueled by his passion for aviation.  Marc is a managing partner and primary flight instructor for the company.

Flight Instructors

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Flight Instructor
Gary Liljenberg
Flight Instructor
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  • Tim Alim, Flight Instructor
  • Sean Alvares, Flight Instructor
  • Kyle Cardwell, Flight Instructor
  • Jeff Danevich, Flight Instructor
  • Kevin Houser, Flight Instructor
  • Alan Kettunen, Flight Instructor
  • Dave Myers, Flight Instructor
  • Jacob Slingluff, Flight Instructor
  • Adriano Stavole, Flight Instructor
  • John Whiteaker, Flight Instructor


Premier Flight Academy
Burke Lakefront Airport
Wadsworth Municipal Airport
Phone: (216) 333-1537
Phone: (888) 365-6010

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