Matthew Kopiko | Staff Flight Instructor

Certificates and Ratings: CFI, CFII

Matthew grew up in the Bay Area, originally born in Walnut Creek. His passion for aviation started at a young age, when he would travel with his mother to visit family in the Philippines. He started taking flight lessons in the Central Valley while in high school, and finished his private pilot training in eastern North Carolina on a United States Air Force flight training scholarship. Matthew later attended Purdue University, where he graduated with his Bachelor’s degree in Aviation Management. While pursuing his undergraduate degree, he earned the rest of his certificates and ratings, training at Purdue University Airport during the school year, and Buchanan Field Airport in Concord during summer break. He is happy to share aviation with others and help students reach their goals!

Aircraft Flown

  • Cessna 152, 172

Ratings Offered

  • Private Pilot
  • Commercial

Rate: $85/hour ($100/hour for non-members)