Shane Vande Voort, manager of the Pella Municipal Airport and president of Classic Aviation, Inc. has been honored as the 2010 Iowa Flight Instructor of the Year and Iowa Safety Representative of the Year by the Federal Aviation Administration. FAA Safety Team Program Manager Chris Manthe presented the awards to Vande Voort on behalf of the FAA’s Des Moines Flight Standards District Office, which handles pilot and aircraft certification, regulation, and safety for the state of Iowa.
Vande Voort has been a Certificated Flight Instructor since 1996, and has also earned his Instrument and Multi-Engine instructor ratings. He has been accredited as a Master Certificated Flight Instructor by the National Association of Flight Instructors since 2006.
Shane Vande Voort has owned Classic Aviation since 1999 and has built the Pella airport business into a full-service aviation company that provides flight instruction, airplane rental and maintenance and corporate flight department support, among other services.