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Jeff Coffey

Flight Instructor

Brief info

Jeff Coffey grew up in Knoxville, went to the University of Tennessee. First started flying 1987. Became an air traffic controller in 1991. Have been a controller at TYS for over 30 years. Former local controllers union president for 8 years. Worked Sun-n-Fun since 2008. SNF controller of the year 2014. Worked Oshkosh since 2014. Team leader for both events. Instrument rating earned in 2002. Commercial rating October 2021.
ATC Instructor 25 + years. Air traffic children everywhere.

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Students about the training team

Great flight school, instructors, and prices. Aircraft are well maintained and instructors are very professional. Highly recommend flight training done here.


I just completed my private pilots license with AVZ Aviation. They are absolutely the very best and go the extra mile to get you certified ! If you want to fly this is the group I highly recommend!

Blake Chrisman

I have so much appreciation for AVZ and how they have helped me become the best pilot I can be. When I started training at age 47, I was uncertain if my age was going to be an obstacle. The support given to me by the school was impeccable and I continue to train with AVZ because I know they care about my success. I have made many lasting friendships here and am proud to be a student and colleague of this awesome school.

Eddie Frederick

Eddie Frederick

Maryville, TN
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