Ryan Goertzen, Flight Campus President
Ryan Goertzen has been in a leadership role for Spartan College since April 2014 and became the president of the Flight Campus early 2017. He originally joined Spartan as the Vice President of Education in 2011. Prior to joining Spartan, Ryan was the director of Training and ASAP Manager at AAR corporation in Oklahoma City where he was responsible for the FAA approved training program and maintained training requirements for 700 maintenance personnel. Ryan started his career as a Pilot Instructor teaching both initial and recurrent classes with Air Wisconsin Airlines Corporation located in Appleton, Wisconsin. He was responsible for the development of Air Wisconsin’s first learning management system and e-learning content used in recurrent pilot training.
Ryan obtained his Bachelor of Science in Aviation and Masters of Public Administration from the University of Nebraska at Omaha. Ryan received CL-65 type rating while at Air Wisconsin and holds a Commercial SEL/MEL, Instrument and CFI. He is married with two sons.
Craig Lindholhm, Flight Program Director
Craig has been with Spartan since 1989 starting as Assistant Chief Flight Instructor and ultimately Chief Flight Instructor. His 40 years of flight experience have ranged from working as an Air Show Coordinator, Flight Instructor, Charter Pilot, Managing Partner and Director of Operations. His passion for aviation is profound. He has accumulated 15,000 flight hours. Beyond his work as a pilot and in flight instruction he has been an FAA Designated Pilot Examiner for the past 25 years. He holds a wide range of FAA certifications and ratings and is also the program manager for the FAA FAASTeam which promotes safety in the Oklahoma area.
Craig obtained his AAS in Aviation from Spartan College of Aeronautics and is currently in the Bachelor’s program. He also attended the University of Minnesota. Craig and his wife live in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
Beau Schrader, Chief Flight Instructor
Beau graduated from Spartan in 2007 and then started working there until 2011. While at Spartan, he became an Air Advisor for Spartan’s military contract with the US Air Force. In 2011, he went to Envoy/American Eagle as First Officer until 2014. Returning back to where it all started, he became Spartan’s Chief Flight Instructor. He holds an ATP with approximately 4,500 hours and a type rating for Embraer 145. Beau lives in Owasso with his wife and three children.