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About The Commander Guy


Barry Lane

Barry Lane


As a third-generation aviator, flying is in his blood.


Barry started his flight training in 1990 and soloed that same year. After graduating college, he went to work in corporate in America marketing management.  He was challenged and was having fun, but he knew he would regret it if he didn’t fulfill his lifetime dream of aviation for a living.

In 2001, he took a leap of faith; left his corporate job and earned his ratings through ATP and CFII.  He began his new career giving primary, advanced, multiengine, aerobatic, and upset flight training. He went on to Part 135 charter, air ambulance transportation, and contract flying, anything he could get his hands on.

In 2003, he began instructing on the Turbo Commander, as well as on the King Air, at CAE Simuflite. He finally realized his childhood dream of flying a Commander as a contract pilot which led to his current position as Chief Pilot of the flight department for an energy company based in Dallas, TX.

The energy company had 6 Commanders of various models.

They have utilized Larry York Aviation LLC as a valued part of their training program over the years. With the retirement of Larry York change is coming.  Once again Barry has taken a leap of faith.  Larry's departure from the "in-aircraft" training space has left a large void.  Barry plans to fill this void with The Commander Guy and continue Larry's legacy of high quality, thoughtful and thorough, safe "in-plane" training.

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