Flight Instructor: Manuel S. DaSo (Sebastian)

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 Sebastian is a CFII/A&P and an active duty Air Force flight instructor stationed at Randolph AFB. He enlisted at the age of 18 as an engine mechanic on B-52’s, then A-10’s. Later, he earned his commission and attended Undergraduate Pilot Training (UPT) where he flew T-6’s and T-1’s. Sebastian has flown the E-3 AWACS and RQ-4 Global Hawk operationally with over 960 combat and combat support hours, as well as Beech 1900’s for Gulfstream International Airlines.


He holds an A.A.S. in Aircraft Systems Maintenance Technology from the Community College of the Air Force, an A.S. in Aviation Maintenance Technology and a B.S. in Aeronautical Science, both from Embry-Riddle, where he also worked as an A&P mechanic, and is currently working on a M.A.S. in Aeronautical Science from Embry-Riddle.


Sebastian also holds multiple type ratings, including B707, B720, BE400 and MU300.