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Flight Instructor


As long as I can remember I have been inspired with things that fly. While still in high school I started skydiving, which was my first introduction to aviation. Later I started to instruct and became qualified as a jumpmaster for the static line and freefall progression program at Missouri River Vally Skydivers  Currently I provide pilot instruction at ATD Flight Systems located at the downtown airport in Kansas City.  I am a Gold Seal FAA Certified Flight Instructor with Instrument and Multi-engine privileges.  I specialize in teaching technologically advanced aircraft, including Garmin, Avidyne, Rockwell Collins and Honeywell equiped aircraft.  I also teach tailwheel transition courses. 

In 1992 I met my first Certified Flight Instructor (CFI) and took my first flight lesson. I made my first solo flight on July 20th, 1992 at the Lexington Municipal airport. Since then I've been hooked on airplanes and aviation. Throughout the years I have also enjoyed hot air balloons, ultra lights, gliders and especially skydiving. I do have a another life when not flying airplanes. I work full-time for the city of North Kansas City as a firefighter and paramedic. I love this job because it gives me an opportunity to help others and work with the public. I also consider the people I work with my second family since we, eat, sleep, and work 24-hour shifts together. We share a unique camaraderie.  When not firefighting or flight instructing I provide contract pilot services in Cessna Citation jet aircraft.


I’ve been happily married since October 2001 to my wife Summer. We have two wonderful daughters Kiersten and Kenzy. We also have a dog and his name is Yeager, as in "Chuck Yeager". As a family we frequently enjoy flying to new places. Many of our vacations are centered on aviation.

Aviation has allowed me to meet many new friends and I always look forward to new aquaintances. Friendship has always been one of the most important things to me.  For this I am overwhelmingly grateful.

Besides a flight instructor, I am also an independent contract pilot.  I have logged over 5000 hours in fixed wing aircraft since 1992.  I hold CE-525S plus CE-500 type ratings and currently fly a large variety of aircraft in and around the Midwest.  I understand the need for discretion and professionalism in todays flying environment.  Customer service, privacy and safety are my highest priorities. 


I am available for short or long term contract flying. 


Cessna Citation 500, 501, 550 Bravo, 560 Ultra & Encore

Citation Jet CJ1+, CJ3, CJ4 Single Pilot & Crew
Citation XL SIC Only
Lear 45 SIC Only

Cessna piston twin 310, 340, 414, 421 including RAM

Rockwell Commander 500 B, U & S

Beech piston twin line, Baron BE55, BE58 & BE76 
Piper piston twin line, Seneca I, II, III, V, Commache & Seminol

Diamond Star DA20 & DA40

All models of Cessna 172, 182, 206 & T210

All models of Piper PA32 Lance & Saratoga PA28, PA24
Grumman/American General AA5B
American Champion Super Decathlon 8KCAB
Maule M7



FAA ATP Pilot - Airplane SE & ME Land

FAA Gold Seal Flight Instructor - Airplane CFI, CFII, MEI, IGI & AGI

FAA First Class Medical - No Limitations

Type Ratings: CE-500, CE-525S

High Altitude, High Performance, Complex and Tail-wheel Endorsements

RVSM Airspace Training Current

FCC Restricted Radiotelephone Operators Permit

Valid US Passport



Total Time 8000+

5900 PIC

3000+ Dual Given Instruction

3300 Multi-Engine

780 Instrument

1800 Night

4700 Cross Country

200 Tailwheel

2000 Turbojet



RobbinsAir, LLC - present
Contract pilot services and Flight Instructor

ATD Flight Systems Jun 2007 - December 2014

Captain - Performed duties as a Federal Aviation Regulation (FAR) part 135 charter pilot in Citation CE-550 Bravo.

Chief Instructor - Provides leadership and guidance for flight instructors and assistant chief instructor; serves as instructor of records for all flight training courses; ensures compliance with Federal Aviation Regulations in the training of students and the supervision of flight instructors; maintains continuous education in graduate studies. 


North Kansas City Fire Dept. Jan 1997 - present

Firefighter/Paramedic/Hazmat Tech. - Performs in emergency and non-emergency situations, related to firefighting,hazardous materials response and emergency management delivery. Provides patient care at emergency medical scenes and advanced life support as required and defined by medical protocol.



Simcom CE-500 PIC Type Rating, January 2008
Flight Safety CE-525S PIC Type Rating, January 2012

MU Fire and Rescue Training Institute, Columbia, MO

Penn Valley Community College, Kansas City, MO

Missouri Western State University, St. Joseph, MO

West Platte RII High School, Weston, MO

FAA Gold Seal CFI 2008


FAA Aviation Safety Counselor

FAA Safety Team Lead Representative

Captain - Civil Air Patrol
Missouri - EMT/Paramedic



Microsoft Office applications (MS Word, Excel, Powerpoint)
Apple iOS applications (Pages, Numbers, Keynote)

Current American Heart CPR Instructor

Advanced Cardiac Life Support

Pediatric Advanced Life Support

Hazmat Technical Level


Age: 49, Height 6'2", Weight 250lbs, Health: Excellent/ Non-smoker,

Citizenship: U.S. Citizen, Flexible Work Schedule

Member of AOPA, NBAA, NAFI, EAA, Civil Air Patrol
Contact me for personal references.


Contract Pilot, Instructor, Aviation Consultant

Tony Robbins

5515 NW 108th Terrace

Kansas City, MO 64154 USA

Cell: (816)550-9876


Tony Robbins is an FAA Gold Seal Certified Flight Instructor with Instrument (CFII) and Multi-Engine (MEI) privileges.  He holds the FAA Advanced and Instrument Ground instructor certificate (AGI/IGI).    He is a Kansas City Flight Standards Regional FAASTeam (FAA Safety Team) Lead Representative.  He is dedicated to promoting aviation safety and education.


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