Matt Catchings has been with the CFS team since the beginning.  He is a Commercial single and multi-engine certificated pilot and also a Certified Flight Instructor, Instrument Instructor, Instrument Ground Instructor and Advanced Ground Instructor.  He currently works as a corporate and charter pilot (Captain) for a large Las Vegas operator.


He is a longtime aviation enthusiast who grew up around aviation. He is a student of all things pilot and maintenance. Veteran of United States Marine Corps where he served as an elite Force Recon Marine.  ASE certified master mechanic, d2 emissions certified, master diver under PADI, first aid and CPR certified from American Redcross, certified wilderness first aid and blunt trauma, Graduate of military Survival Evasion Resistance and Escape SERE, personal trainer certification via national associates of personal trainer. Many years instructing various interest, teacher and instructor at heart. 

Matt works part time as an instructor for our part 61 students.  Matt is also a gifted aviation photographer.  He does the difficult job as CFS's social media guru.