Super Petrel Certified Flight Instruction

Super Petrel Flight Instructor Association (SPFIA)


Factory-Sponsored Super Petrel Pilot Training

SPFIA  is the only factory-recognized training source for pilot training in the Super Petrel LS. Training takes place at at several Super Petrel flight centers including at the Ormond Beach factory, or can be at your own home airport or seaplane base.

Whether you are taking delivery of a new Super Petrel LS or buying a second-hand Super Petrel LS, there is a thorough pilot training program that suits your specific needs.


  • One-on-One Instruction with a Super Petrel-Certified CFI
  • Flight and Ground Instruction for Prospective Super Petrel Owners
  • Take-offs and Landings on Water and Runway
  • Customized to Your Flight Experience
  • Training Conducted at a Super Petrel Flight Center or your location.

Team Shevy

Certified Flight Instruction
Mike Pearson

Advanced Electronics

Dan “Danno” Pedersen

Our Chief Demonstration Pilot Dan “Danno” Pedersen is the owner of a 2021 912iS fuel injected 400 series Super Petrel LS. He took delivery of his aircraft in October of 2021 and, combined with flying the Super Petrel USA demo aircraft, has logged more than 200 hours in the Super Petrel in less than 8 months. Dan lives in Sanford, Florida and uses his aircraft to commute to Ormond Beach to perform demonstration flights here at our facility. Dan lived in Texas where he held various positions at Link Simulation and Training before transferring to Sanford to manage a flight school. Dan graduated from the Naval Academy and spent 20 years serving as a Naval Aviator primarily piloting the FA-18 Hornet.

Recent Times:
After receiving extensive factory training in the Super Petrel for the role of Instructor Pilot, Dan recently became the latest member of the Super Petrel Flight Instructor Association. (SPFIA). In addition to his role as a demonstration pilot, “Danno” is now available to provide initial transition training in new owner’s aircraft.

In his own words:

I flew amazing aircraft in the US Navy but without reservation I must say a flight in the Super Petrel is the most fun one can have piloting. I was actually out of flying for 20 years until I discovered the Super Petrel. I happened to see a video of a shipmate and my former FA-18 instructor (Vice Admiral Wm Gortney) providing a testimony about his Super Petrel. I contacted him and the rest is history. Flying in Florida, I consistently find bodies of water that are just too inviting to pass up.  I thoroughly enjoy sharing the joy of water landings with our many potential customers.  Just watch them smile as we touch down on the water! It happens every time.

I was completely sold on the Super Petrel after my first flight. I believe this is the first time I have ever made a major purchase that I did not have a moment of “buyers’ remorse”. 

The Pedersen’s – son (Tyler), father (Danno) and Super Petrel N629DP.


Mike Pearson President
Super Petrel Flight Instructor Association
Colonial Beach, Virginia
Phone: 540.903.7003
Shawn (Shevy) Shevalier*
Jacksonville, FL
Phone: 904.704.3842

Training Center Locations

* South: Ormond Beach, FL 

** Northeast: Wings of Gold Aviation, LLC 

Mark (Ziggy) Ziegler**
Broadlands, Virginia
Phone: 704.723.3849
David Broz (Gold Seal CFI)
Minneapolis, MN
Phone: 612-940-6382
Dan “Danno” Pederson
Chief Demonstration Pilot
Sanford, Florida
Phone: 682.225.9939

Private One on One Instruction in Owner Aircraft

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Super Petrel LS Factory Authorized Instruction 

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New Super Petrel Owner Flight Training

Super Petrel Flight Instructor Association Members (SPFIA)

Charles Welden: Water Wings Seaplane School Owner and Designated Pilot Examiner

Zac Contorno: Water Wings Seaplane School Instructor Pilot

Phones: 205-651-7000 | Toll-Free 1-888-I-FLY-WET (435-9938)




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