MEET THE
TEAM


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Steven Hawrylak
Chief Executive Officer
Co-founder
Airforce Veteran
Aviation Maintenance
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Michael Hawrylak
Chief Operations Officer
Co-founder
Coast Guard Veteran
Pilot
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Mollie
Accounting
Finance Manager

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Jason
CAD & 3D Design
Assembly Technician
Aerospace Engineering
Simulator Guru

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Chandler 
Flight Simulator Technician
Laser & 3D Printer Tech
Custom Fabricator

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Dominic
Flight Sim Technician
Painting Guru
Custom Fabricator

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Samuel
Flight Simulator Technician
Order Fullfilment
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Beau
Flight Simulator Technician
Electronic Assembly
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Oscar 
Flight Simulator Technician
Electronic Assembly

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Ranofer
Social Media Guru
Marketing Guru
Pilot

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Kevin
Circuit Board Developer
Prototyping & Testing
Simulator Guru
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Richard
CNC & Machine Shop Operator
Pilot

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Sean
CNC & Machine Shop Assistant
Cockpit Enclosures
Instructor Pilot
It started with an idea…

Aviation Training Foundation LLC (ATF) was established by US military veterans Steven and Michael Hawrylak. The company is backed by over 50 years of combined aviation training experience. Michael Hawrylak, COO and pilot, personally oversees the build of each flight simulator. The company currently provides simulators to FAA-certified air carriers and flight training facilities such as Epic Flight Academy, based in New Smyrna Beach, Florida. Prior to founding ATF, Hawrylaks managed several high-end, internationally-certified training devices and assisted in the world’s first full-motion AATD level Cessna172 simulator at Epic Flight Academy. ATF manufactures OEM replica hardware at the Florida facility and ships worldwide. It is relied upon by accredited flight and maintenance training facilities given the quality, accuracy, and customization of its products.

With over 40 plus years working in the Aviation Part 147 School Industry,  Steven have found that the majority of quality training devices come from very few organizations or companies.  For many new schools, these trainers are sometimes too expensive and are often inadequate for today's Aviation Maintenance Technician.    All over the globe Aviation Maintenance Technicians are often brought into the industry and are unable to complete basic tasks.    In an effort to put Stevens's skills and knowledge to good use, and give back to the Aviation Community that he love so much, Aviation Training Foundation LLC was established.

Our
History

2015

The Aviation Training Foundation Was Formed.

2016-2019

Time was put into the development of Aviation Part 147 Curriculum,  Trainer Manufacturing, and simulator development.

2020-2021

2020 was a wild ride with Covid and the inception of flight simulator and flight simulator hardware sales.  Our eCommerce platform was introduced, and the start of flight simulator manufacturing was well underway. 2021 was our first big year. The Home User market grew tremendously during covid, which aided in the growth of our eCommerce sales, and bespoke flight simulator for the aviation community.

2020-2022

This year has been the best year to date. As we enter the 2nd quarter, we have already out performed our last 2 years. We have multiple training devices that are going to be FAA certified. The Introduction of the G-Flare (Cessna 172 Simulator), The "ACE" Beech 99 for a larger air carrier, Parker 44 (Robinson 44 Helicopter), and a Citation Mustang Jet. We also have hardware in development for the PC12, Phenom 300, and much more.