Meet our Instructors

Our Team

Our experienced instructors are dedicated to providing the highest quality flight training, ensuring each student reaches their full potential.

Lis Hendrickson

Chief Flight Instructor

Lis has a FAA Commercial certificate. She is also a Certified Flight Instructor (CFI/CFII) as well as a Platinum Cirrus Standardized Instructor Pilot. Lis is well known in the Duluth/Superior area and beyond. She specializes in advanced pilot instruction; instrument rating, commercial certificate, CFI certificate and Cirrus transitions.

Lauren Entringer

Director of Operations

Lauren, from Green Bay, WI, is an alumna of Utah Valley University’s School of Aviation Sciences. With over 1000 flight hours, she holds several flight instructor certifications, including CFI, CFII, MEI, AGI, and IGI. Additionally, she is furthering her education by pursuing a Masters of Public Administration at UVU. Lauren places a strong emphasis on student success in her teaching approach.

Mark Sowl

Flight Instructor

Mark has been a pilot since 1975. He is a retired US Marine Officer and a retired Captain, Duluth Fire Department. He has been interested in aviation since his days as an enlisted crewmember on aircraft in Vietnam. He currently is a Command Pilot in the Civil Air Patrol and an Aircraft Commander in the US Coast Guard Auxiliary Air. He holds an FAA Commercial Certificate and is licensed as a CFI, CFII and MEI and was initially certified as a flight instructor in 1988. Mark has been very active during the past four years instructing in various aircraft in the Duluth Superior area and has prepared numerous students as Private, Instrument, Commercial, and Certified Flight Instructor pilots in single and multi-engine aircraft.

Travis Dauplasie

Flight Instructor

Travis studied at Lake Superior College for an Associates in Professional Aviation. He has his commercial single-engine and multi-engine as well as CFI. He started instructing in 2021 at Lake Superior College before beginning work at Fly Duluth.

Caleb Lindsey

Flight Instructor

Caleb began his aviation journey in Minneapolis in 2020. After earning his degree from the University of Minnesota Twin Cities, he dedicated three years to engineering. Drawn to a deeper understanding of aircraft, he relocated to Duluth in 2022 to pursue aviation maintenance studies at Lake Superior College. Caleb is a Commercial pilot and a Certified Flight Instructor (CFII).

Andrew Lindsey

Flight Instructor

Andrew began his aviation career in Russia where he studied to become an Aviation Specialist. He has since flown in remote areas of Siberia and Alaska performing off airport operations on everything from grass to ice and snow for humanitarian service. He is an aircraft mechanic apprentice with a particular love for tailwheel and bush flying. Andrew holds commercial single engine land and sea ratings and is a certified flight instructor (CFI).