Mark Oetken has been a certified flight instructor (CFI) since 1993 and holds additional flight instructor certificates that include instrument (CFII) and multi-engine (MEI).   He started flying at the age of 16 out of Council, ID and was initially trained by his dad.  He is a member of the Aircraft Owners & Pilots Association (AOPA) and the National Association of Flight Instructors (NAFI).  Mark also has experience as an air traffic controller in the U.S. Air Force and is a graduate of Embry Riddle Aeronautical University.