AeroStar Training Service A320 Flight Deck

You have many choices for professional pilot training and type ratings.  Professional pilots have many reasons to choose AeroStar, including the following:

  • AeroStar allows you to GET A TYPE RATING FAST ! You can get an Airbus or Boeing Type Rating in as little as 10 days! Our unique Distant Learning course allows you to complete most of the ground school requirements on your personal computer at your pace on your time.
  • Join our online live video professor or schedule a personalized online training session hosted by a real Airbus or Boeing Instructor Pilot. The online video professor allows you to interact with the instructor and other students in a virtual classroom as you explore a Virtual flight deck simulation together (included with training package at no extra cost.)
  • AeroStar’s Instructor Team is comprised solely of highly experienced Airbus and Boeing pilots who have logged thousands of hours both flying and teaching these unique aircraft. Our instructors have been selected to join the AeroStar training team because of their passion for providing personalized training and their ability to help customers succeed. AEROSTAR TRAINING SERVICES is a registered Limited Liability Corporation with the singular goal of providing high quality training services to the global aviation industry.
    As a values based organization, AEROSTAR understands that our people are our greatest asset. We believe that supporting and empowering these people is our organizations formula for success. A success that delivers team filtered, tangible, timely, and cost effective results to our customers.

    AEROSTAR TRAINING SERVICES is a subsidiary of AEROSTAR MANAGEMENT SERVICES, a diversified aviation organization offering a myriad of professional services including:

      • Pilot Recruitment and Placement
      • Operations and Safety Auditing
      • Technical Publication Development and support
      • Air Carrier Certification assistance
      • ATOS Compliance assistance
      • IOSA pre and post audit assistance
      • Pilot Type Certification
      • Flight Attendant and Cabin Hostess
      • Asset Management
      • Aircraft acquisition and pre buy services
      • FAR 91, 135 and 125 placement and management services


    All of our services are supported by a consortium of airline and business professionals who deliver synergistic solutions for a dynamic global industry.

    AEROSTAR TRAINING SERVICES is an FAA Approved Part 142 Training Center specializing in pilot and flight attendant training utilizing the latest advances in aviation training technology. This, coupled with exceptional customer service provides a rewarding and enjoyable training experience based on a belief in our company values.

    Please feel free to explore our website to discover more about our services tailored to exceed your expectations regarding aviation training. AeroStar was was founded in 2008 by a team of experienced aviation professionals with a vision that aviation training should be realistic, state of the art, and provide an enjoyable learning experience. The  team focused on a goal to provide state-of-the-art flight training using the most timely and cost effective approach.

The biggest reason to choose AeroStar is the people on our team, all of whom are dedicated to the success of your aviation career. We do more than provide flight training – we put a powerful group of professionals with aviation experience on your side!

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To introduce a few of the people of AeroStar:

Deidra Toye – Owner & CEO

Deidra has over 13 years of experience working in Flight Training. She has served as a Receptionist, Training Center Coordinator, Office Manager, and Director of Operations prior to being promoted to Chief Operating Officer.  In 2015, she took over as Owner and Chief Executive Officer of AeroStar Training Services, and transformed it into a multimillion-dollar international corporation. Under her leadership, AeroStar has gained recognition as one of the finest aviation-training providers in the world, by serving the needs of individuals as well as flight schools, colleges/universities, government agencies, and airlines across the globe. In addition to her success in the flight training industry, she is Owner and Chief Operating Officer of Spectrum Aero Maintenance Services in Kissimmee, FL (KISM).


Dave-Hensley-224x300Dave Hensley – Training Center Manager and Director of Training Services

Dave Hensley is the Training Center Manager and Director of Training Services for AeroStar. He is a retired Air Force Colonel with extensive commander experience in both high altitude reconnaissance and jet training operations. He is a graduate of the USAF Academy and also earned a Master of Education degree in curriculum and instruction from South Dakota State University. His military flying career includes experience as a WC-130 “Typhoon Chaser” weather reconnaissance pilot, a T-38 “Talon” advanced jet instructor and evaluator, as well as a U-2/TR-1 “Dragon Lady” instructor/evaluator. After a full military flying career, Dave retired and continued to fulfill his passion for aviation as a flight instructor. He was a flight academy Part 141 Chief Instructor and also a Part 142 Training Center Evaluator. He is a FAA Gold Seal flight instructor and also holds the National Association of Flight Instructor’s Master Flight Instructor designation. He has over 10,000 flight hours with over 5000 hours of dual instruction given and holds an Airline Transport Pilot license.


Rob Becker – Director of Flight Training

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Dr. Michelle Viens – Director of Operations                     Bio Pic

Dr. Michelle Viens is a professional and educated business executive with over ten years of extensive experience in aviation training, business development, customer service, and management experience. With a Masters degree from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, and a Doctorate degree in Business Administration, she offers a unique combination of technical, financial, and analytical skills to assist students from their first inquiry to graduation. Dr. Viens oversees all training center operations and assists with navigating students through their training with AeroStar, helping them to achieve their aviation career goals.


Marina Van Esselstyn – Director of Admissions

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Daniel Sanchez – Director of Business Development

Daniel Sanchez was born in Puerto Rico and was raised in Orlando, Florida. Before transitioning into aviation he had his own Environmental Consulting and Testing Firm for over 10 years. However, aviation was always his passion. He started flight training in 2002 and finally in 2013, he earned his Commercial Pilot certificate. Since then, he has been able to continue his passion as a Professional Pilot and travel the world as an Aviation Business Development professional. He is currently pursuing his A320 type rating, since his passion for learning new things and bringing people into the aviation world is something that he lives for.


Robin Frey – Director of Marketing

Over the past 12 years, Robin Frey has held marketing positions in various capacities including engineering, education, and hospitality. She earned a Bachelor’s degree in Mass Communications from Illinois State University and is currently completing a Master in Business Administration with a focus on Aviation from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. Prior to joining AeroStar, she taught marketing and business classes for a high school Career Technical Education program in Oregon. Ever since her discovery flight in 2015, she’s been hooked on aviation.


Andy Hammond – Training Center Coordinator

Andy Hammond grew up in Baltimore, MD, completed his A.B. Summa Cum Laude in English and Philosophy at Syracuse University as a double major, and attended the University of Cincinnati’s Ph.D program in Philosophy before dropping out and learning to fly airplanes instead. He’s worked as a CFI/CFII/MEI since 2001, earning Gold Seal status and specializing in Technically Advanced Aircraft and the training of other Certified Flight Instructors. He joined AeroStar in 2016 as our Training Center Coordinator. He can also teach you to juggle if you’ve got fifteen minutes.