Fred Webster

Fred has been flying professionally for over 30 years and has accumulated over 20,000, accident free flight hours. He is an FAA Certified Flight Instructor, Instrument Instructor and Multi-Engine Instructor. He has flown over 50 different aircraft and holds an Airline Transport Pilot Certificate. Fred has given primary to advanced flight instruction in a variety of aircraft from Cessna 150’s to Beechcraft Barons.

Fred is an expert when it comes to using your iPad in the cockpit. He is also a volunteer FAASTeam Representative promoting aviation safety through seminars. Being able to pass on the knowledge gained to another person and succeed is what makes teaching a great experience for Fred.

When he is not flying a 737-800 or brewing his award winning beer, you can find him at the airport!

Fred can be reached at 661-619-6943 or email.

Donna Webster

Donna Webster is the 2012 FAA Western Pacific Region Flight Instructor of the Year.    This General Aviation Awards Program is a cooperative effort between the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and aviation industry sponsors to recognize annually outstanding individuals in the Flight Instruction field.  Candidates are judged based on sustained superior performance in their respective fields as well as specific accomplishments and contributions to aviation safety, education, and professionalism.

Donna has been a Designated Pilot Examiner (DPE) since 2001 and is one of few Pilot Examiners who have been granted the authority by the FAA to conduct Initial Flight Instructor checkrides.   She is a volunteer FAASTeam Representative who writes, produces and presents safety seminars for the Wings program.

She has logged over 10,000 flight hours.  From Cessna 150’s to Cessna Citations, over 70 different aircraft types.   When it comes to flight instructing, she and her clients talk about expectations,  make a list of goals and accomplish them.

Donna really enjoys instructing and seeing her students grow and excel in flying.

Donna can be reached be email.

CJ Martin

C.J. Martin began flying as a hobby after graduating from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, where he pitched on their Division 1 baseball team.

After moving back to Bakersfield, where he was born and raised, C.J. completed a California reserve peace officer academy and was hired as a reserve deputy sheriff.  During that time, C.J. was only able to fly enough to stay current, but never stopped reading about it.  After falling in love with law enforcement, C.J. was hired as a full-time deputy sheriff and completed another academy.

After his several years of patrol experience, C.J. tested for and was selected as a member of the department’s Air Support Unit, in a full-time position as a Tactical Flight Officer.  Being in “the right place at the right time”, C.J. was then afforded the opportunity to continue his flight training based on the needs of the agency, and earned several additional fixed-wing ratings.  One of the several collateral assignments C.J. holds is as an instructor for a regional training center, teaching in academies and continuing education classes required by the state for all peace officers.  This is where C.J. began to enjoy teaching, something he has been able to bring into his other passion of flying.  C.J. has since become a Certified Flight Instructor for single and multi-engine land airplanes, single engine seaplanes, an instrument instructor for airplanes, and will soon be adding the rotorcraft category to his commercial and instructor certificates.

When he is not teaching at the Flying Club, flying a Cessna 206H, Cessna 210N, Turbo Commander 690A, or helicopters, he and his wife Tawny are chasing around their two busy boys, Jett and Jax.

Brad Lamb

In 2002, my uncle gave me a ride in his Cessna 172.  I knew that this was something I wanted to do.  Shortly after that, I started flight training obtaining my private pilot’s license in April 2003.  Over the next 18 months, I worked on my instrument rating and building more flight time.  I obtained my instrument rating in November 2004 and my commercial pilot’s license in December 2004.  While I lived in the Los Angeles area for a couple of years, I obtained my Certified Flight Instructor’s (CFI) license in January 2008 and was able to get a job teaching out of the Whiteman airport.  After a year of teaching at Vista Air flight school, I moved back to the Bakersfield area (my hometown).   In July 2010, I added an instrument rating to my CFI license while I looked for opportunities to help people learn how to fly.

Now that we have the Bakersfield Flying Club, people have a way to obtain their dreams of becoming a pilot.  I am very excited to help people work on their private pilot’s license, instrument rating, or commercial pilot’s license.  I am happy to help with biennial flight reviews, instrument proficiency checks, or if you just want to go up and fly, give me a call.

Most of my flight time was gained in the Club’s Cessna 172SP.  I also have over 300 hours logged in a Cessna 182 turbo with the G1000 panels and in a Cirrus SR-22 with the Avidyne panels.

Janice Sullivan

Janice Sullivan is very pleased to be a part of the Bakersfield Flying Club.  She is currently a flight instructor with ratings of CFI, CFII, Multi-engine, Glider and ATP.  Janice qualifies students as private, instrument, commercial and certified flight instructor pilots.

She has previously been employed as a charter pilot, corporate pilot, flight instructor and an experimental test pilot (Paul McCready’s Solar Challenger).  She also works with the FAA as a FAASTeam representative to pomote aviation safety.

Ms. Sullivan has logged over 8,000 hours of flight time of which 5,000 hours are as a certified flight instructor.  She is proficient in the state of the art instrument and navigation Garmin G1000 glass panel and has logged over 600 hours.  The Cessna corporation has certified her as a CFAI in the Garmin G1000 in the Cessna 182 Skylane aircraft.

In 2006,  Janice retired after 25 years as a licensed professional educator to return to her first love: flying as a Certified Flight Instructor. She enjoys combining her experience as an educator into her flight training curriculum.

Bill Woodbury

Bill Woodbury, CFII

Bill’s earliest memories are of watching airplanes takeoff and land at the local airport, and became a pilot as soon as time and finances would allow. He became a flight instructor in the 80s and, except for a multi-year hiatus when his first son was born, has been teaching people to fly ever since. A 2012 transplant to Bakersfield, most of Bill’s previous teaching experience has been in Northern California, most recently Jackson, Calaveras and Lake Tahoe. Bill’s specialties are teaching new students with no experience to become safe, competent pilots, and instructing more seasoned pilots in the finer points of mountain flying. He especially enjoys flying seaplanes in and out of mountain lakes where the air is clean and the trout are plentiful.