Dan Mikkelsen is an instrument-rated commercial pilot, Certified Flight Instructor – Instrument, and the founder of the foundation Giving Kids Wings Flight Academy, a professional flight training organization for high school students. He is credentialed high school teacher and flight instructor with 12 years of teaching experience. He is a highly qualified NCLB and CLAD credentialed bilingual educator and a graduate of the MBA program at Loyola Marymount University.