Our Flying Lesson Instructors

With thousands of hours of flying time between them, our team is made up of enthusiastic instructors with experience and interests in a variety of aviation fields. Foremost is their desire to help others experience the joy of flying. Our flight trainers understand the importance of solid technical knowledge, thorough training, and confidence in the cockpit, and they are ready to share their skills and expertise with you.


Ismael Arrocha CFI, CFII

Ismael Arrocha is a local flight instructor who grew up in the Kansas City area. He took his first flight when he was four years old and caught the aviation bug. Ever since then, aviation has been the driving force behind his aspirations and goals. Ismael enjoys teaching and sharing his passion with others and believes in instilling fundamentals and proper techniques early on in training as these are the building blocks in developing true aviators who will succeed in any aspect of aviation that they choose. Ismael has been an intern at an aviation overhaul base and assisted with the testing and development of an AMOC for Boeing 767 rotary actuators. He has also served as a supervisor and hangar operations manager for the Airline History Museum in downtown KC. Ismael graduated from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University with a bachelor’s degree in Aeronautical Science. He currently works as a full-time instructor at Empyrean Aero and intends to fly corporate jets as the next step in his career.



Office: 913-948-5111
Mobile: 816-730-8141


Jared Summerville CFI

Jared Summerville is a local instructor who grew up in the Kansas City area and loves sharing his passion with others through aviation. Jared attended Kansas State University and was in their Aeronautical Technology program, during which time he achieved multiple pilot certificates and ratings. Also during his time with Kansas State, he worked part time at an aviation maintenance facility helping to do heavy checks on airliners. Jared is extremely excited to be with Empyrean Aero and is looking forward to bringing more quality training to the Johnson County area.

Office: 913-948-5111
Mobile: 816-216-4077