Alpha One Flight Instructors

Instructors at Alpha One

Alpha One Flight School is staffed by a team of professional, Certificated Flight Instructors (CFIs) who take pride in helping students earn their pilot’s certificates. Many of our instructors have over 2000 hours of flying and instructional time. They have earned all their ratings from Commercial to Air Transport Pilot, Single and Multi-Engine, Instrument, and Instrument Instructor.

Chris Web

InstructorChris Hyldburg - Founder and Principal, Alpha One
Flying Since1983
Ratings/CertificatesCommercial, MEL, BE300, Citation, Challenger
BackgroundFAA Safety Counselor/Team Leader Gold Seal Instructor Plymouth Aero Club ‘Airman of The Year’ – 1999 Plymouth Municipal Airport Citizen Award – 1998 Outstanding Counselor of the Year-Operations – 1997 New England FSDO Certified Instructor of the Year – 1992 Graduated Embry Riddle Aeronautical University – 1983
Flying Motto:I’m a student pilot with 25+ years of experience


InstructorJon Greenlaw - Chief Flight Instructor
EducationUMass Boston
Flying Since1969
Type Ratings and CertificatesGrumman Gulfstream G159, Airline Transport Pilot Multi Engine Land, Private Pilot Rotocraft - Helicopter, Commercial Pilot Single and Multi Engine Land, Certified Flight Instructor (CFI), Instrument Instructor (CFII) Multi Engine Instructor (MEI), Tail Wheel Instructor
Total Time16,000+ Hours
Professional ExperienceFlight instructing since 1975 training private, commercial, multi engine, ATP, CFI, CFII; in addition to tail wheel and light sport instruction in flight schools and university flight programs. Additional experience as a corporate, charter, regional airline and research pilot.
Favorite DestinationScotland


InstructorThomas Somerville
EducationParks College
Flying Since1956
Type Ratings and CertificatesDC-9, Boeing 737,757,767 and many more. Airline Transport Pilot (ATP), Certified Flight Instructor (CFI), Instrument Instructor (CFII), Multi Engine Instructor (MEI), Glider Instructor, Former FAA Designated Pilot Examiner
Total Time33,000+ Hours
Professional ExperienceOver 38 years flying with US Airways, Flown a diverse variety of aircraft and routes world wide. Retired as a Boeing 767 International Captain. Was also a captain on a Convair 580. Began a career as a FAA Designated Pilot Examiner in 1985
Favorite DestinationParis and Rome. Lovely cities to walk around and explore.


InstructorJill Hagler
EducationFlight Training achieved at Flight Safety International, Vero Beach, FL.
Flying Since1991
Type Ratings and CertificatesCE-500 & CE-560XL Cessna Citation Type Ratings, Airline Transport Pilot (ATP) Commercial Airplane Single and Multi Engine, Rotorcraft Helicopter, Certified Flight Instructor (CFI), Instrument Instructor (CFII), Multi Engine Instructor (MEI)
Total Time5,000+ Hours
Professional ExperienceAssistant Chief Flight Instructor / FAA Part 141 Designated Pilot Examiner - Flight Safety International - Vero Beach, FL, American Eagle Airlines - First Officer SAAB 340, NetJets - First Officer and Captain for fractional aircraft operations
Flying Quote"It is practice of the right kind that makes perfect!"

buddy mac

InstructorBuddy MacDonald
Flying Since1972
Ratings and CertificatesAirline Transport Pilot (ATP), Commercial Airplane Single and Multi Engine Land, Airplane Single Engine Sea, Certified Flight Instructor (CFI), Instrument Instructor (CFII), Multi Engine Instructor (MEI), Advanced Ground Instructor, Air Traffic Control Tower Operator
Professional Experience43 years in Aviation, FAA Air Traffic Manager, Accident Investigation, Quality Assurance, 36 years Flight Instructing, Aviation Consultant, Plymouth Aero Club Member, Cape and Islands Pilot Association, FAA Safety Team
Flying Quote"You would rather be on the ground wishing you were in the air, rather than in the air wishing you were on the ground..."

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InstructorJeff Surro
Education & BackgroundLong time employee of FedEx. Flying since 2007
RatingsInstrument, Commercial, Multi Engine, CFI

Matt Bakker

InstructorMatthew Bakker
EducationDaniel Webster College - Aviation Flight Operations
Aerial Advantage Aviation, LLC: Basic & Intermediate Aerobatics
Ratings/CertificatesATP: Single and Multi Engine Land,
Flight Instructor: CFI, CFII, MEI, Complex, High Performance, Tailwheel
BackgroundFlight Instructor for Daniel Webster College and Westfield Flight Academy.
Mission Pilot for Avwatch during Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill, Plymouth County Fire Patrol Mission Pilot
Flying QuoteWhat kind of man would live where there is no daring?
-Charles Lindbergh


InstructorPat Manning
EducationBridgewater State University
Flying Since2009
Hours300+ (and climbing!)
RatingsCommercial, ASEL, Istrument, CFI
Favorite Quote Airspeed is life, Altitude is life insurance

Instruction Rates

Pre-solo & Private $50/hour
Instrument/Commerical/CFI    $53/hour
Complex/High-Performance $53/hour
Your Own Aircraft $54/hour