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Welcome to the Professional Aviation Resources Flight Team.

Professional Aviation Resources is family owned and operated since 2008. We offer highly experienced professional Air Transport and Commercial Pilots with extensive experience in Commercial, Airline or Flight Instruction operations. Our team of independent experienced instructors are dedicated to teaching you what you need to know to be knowledgeable, safe and comfortable flying aircraft in todays complex aviation world. We can assist you in transitioning from a primary aircraft to a complex, high performance, or even turbine powered aircraft and give you the training to be comfortable and confident operating these aircraft. Look no further than Professional Aviation Resources for exceptional training at a reasonable cost.

Robert and Rachel Palmer

Captain Robert Palmer ATP-SEL/MEL, CFI-A, II, MEI

Vice President/Chief Pilot

Professional Aviation Resources was founded by Robert along with his wife Rachel as a family run business.

Robert is a retired Airline Captain, Line Check Airman, FAA Part 142 TCLE, APD and is also our Chief Pilot and Flight Instructor. He is responsible for the operations of Professional Aviation Resources and our training programs as well as supervising our Flight Instructors. He holds an Airline Transport Pilot rating, Type ratings in the CRJ-200, 700, and 900, a Certified Flight Instructor Rating with Airplane Single and Multi Engine Land and Instrument Instructor ratings with over 30,000 hours of total flight time. Robert has over thirty years flying experience in multiple organizations from part 61 flight training providers, college and private aviation academies and the airlines, Robert provides a wealth of experience and knowledge to our operations. Robert has extensive experience with Technically Advanced, High Performance and Turbine Aircraft to include Cirrus, Bombardier, Embraer, and many others. He is one of the highest total flight time Cirrus Instructor Pilots in the United States.

Rachel Palmer AGI


Professional Aviation Resources was designed, developed and founded in 2008 by Rachel Palmer along with her husband Robert Palmer as a family owned and operated business. Rachel has an Advanced Ground Instructor rating and is your first line of contact at Professional Aviation Resources. Rachel acts as a liaison for clients and flight instructors, and ensures the lines of communication always remain open. She is also in charge of website development, client aircraft and flight instructor scheduling coordination, flight operations, aircraft maintenance tracking, accounting and billing. Rachel is dedicated to maintain quality customer service and prior to her ownership position at Professional Aviation Resources; she worked numerous years in senior management positions.



Joe has been flying as a pilot for over 20 years. He has over 3100 hours and holds an Airline Transport Pilot Multi-Engine Land certificate and is type rated in Cessna CE-500 series aircraft. He has over 1900 hours dual given as a CFI, CFI-I, and MEI. His love for flying came from his time in the U.S. Air Force where he flew as a communications specialist for 20 years on missions throughout the world. This military experienced taught him the value of CRM, crew coordination, and checklist usage. He is a graduate from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University with a B.S. in Professional Aeronautics and a minor in aviation safety. Currently he works as a project engineer overseeing aircraft communication system modification, integration, and test. When not working his fulltime job, he provides professional, high quality flight training and contract pilot services in CE-560 aircraft with the same enthusiasm he had on his first flight.

Joe Corbin

David Nation CSELI, CMELI, CFI, CFII, MEI, AGI, IGI, and Commercial Drone Operator

My passion for Aviation started as a young man. Riding my bicycle home from school, I discovered my local airport by happenstance and spent the rest of the day watching planes takeoff and land. My Father, an Air Traffic Controller in the U.S. Army, enrolled me in a summer camp at a local Glider club in Midlothian where the die was cast. I started my 30+ year Career in mechanical / electrical design and implementation in my family's business and has since evolved to a Senior position at a global, market leading, manufacturer. I progressed my flying throughout the years to power planes in the mid 90's in the North Texas area flying various type of training aircraft, complex aircraft, high performance complex aircraft, Multi-Engine aircraft, and turboprop aircraft. I hold the following ratings CSELI, CMELI, CFI, CFII, MEI, AGI, IGI, and Commercial Drone Operator.

David Nation

Tim Painter ATP, CFI-A, II, MEI, AGI, IGI

Tim holds an Airline Transport Pilot Multi-Engine Land certificate with Commercial Pilot Single Engine Land privileges. He is a Certified Flight Instructor with Airplane Single and Multi-Engine Land and Instrument Instructor ratings. Tim also holds Advanced Ground Instructor and Instrument Ground Instructor certificates. He has over 2,250 hours total time accumulated in a variety of airplanes. Tims flight experience includes real-world multi-day/multi-state cross country trips, taildragger flying in Alaska, island hopping in Hawaii and logging flight operations including takeoffs and landings in all Fifty States and multiple foreign countries.

Tim Painter


Dan's love of flying began at a very young age. Barely able to climb into a Cessna 150, his father allowed him to take the controls and experience the joy of flying. Dan received his private pilot certificate on his 17th birthday and perfected his flying skills over the next decade. Dan has accumulated over 2500 hours in various aircraft from tail wheel aircraft to high performance twins with over 500 hours of Multi-Engine time and more than 1600 hours of giving flight instruction. Dan continued his love of flying and obtained his Flight Instructors Certificate in the mid 90's. He has experience flying in the crowded airspace of Los Angeles and the rest of Southern California makes flying in the DFW airspace a breeze. Dan holds the following ratings ATP, CFI, CFII, MEI, CSEL.

Dan Smith

Professional Aviation Resources Independent Team Instructors have extensive experience giving flight and ground instruction with numerous awards amongst them, and they are members of the National Association of Flight Instructors and many other professional organizations. All of our Instructors attend continuing education to stay on the cutting edge of the next generation technology we fly today.

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Office by Appt Only: 4659 Westgrove Dr, Addison Texas 75001
Phone (972) 704-9575
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