Sheila English, Air Traffic Control Adjunct Faculty
Sheila English was born and raised in Hollywood, FL. As a young girl, she dreamed of being an air traffic controller. English passed the Civil Service Exam (ATSAT) at the age of fifteen. Her air traffic control education began as a student of BC's Air Traffic Collegiate Training Initiative (AT-CTI) program. This program gave her the knowledge, skills and confidence she needed to become a professional air traffic controller. English graduated with an Associate of Science degree in Air Traffic Control. Then, she continued her education at Florida International University, where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Technology and Transportation. Hired by the FAA, English passed the FAA Academy in Oklahoma City. She first served as a flight service specialist at Crestview FSS, Crestview, FL. In January 1982, English transferred to Ft .Lauderdale Executive Air Traffic Control Tower, and her air traffic career dream was coming true. In January 1988, she advanced to Ft Lauderdale International Air Traffic Control Tower, where she continues to control air traffic to this day. English has trained many developmental controllers through on the job training (OJT) in the area of separation requirements, regulations, procedures and phraseology necessary to safely control air traffic. She's very excited to be instructing at Broward College because she sees it as an opportunity to give students the wonderful gift she was given of a 30 year career as an air traffic controller.
Tom Inglima, Flight Ground Adjunct Faculty
An air show celebrating the end of World War Two hooked Tom Inglima on flying, but it was 1956, when he was sixteen years old, before flying lessons at North Perry Airport could start. Almost fifty years later, Inglima ended a career that included working as an electronic technician, flight instructor, air taxi pilot, and contract flight instructor in the U.S. Army primary and multi-engine instrument schools. His FAA career started with four years as an air traffic controller in the FAA's Miami Center, then came thirty one years as an aviation safety inspector (Operations) in St. Petersburg, Miami and Fort Lauderdale, in various inspector or supervisor positions. Inglima holds an ATP certificate for Airplane Multi-engine Land with Lear Jet and Piper Cheyenne type ratings. He has Flight Instructor Airplane Single and multi-engine with instrument airplane ratings, and Ground Instructor certificates as well. Inglima graduated from Barry University with a Bachelor of Professional Studies degree. In his off time, he enjoys flying his Piper Tomahawk.
John Pokryfke, Airport Management Adjunct Faculty
John Pokryfke graduated from Southern Illinois University-Carbondale with B.S. in Aviation Management in 1987 and then in 1997, from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University with an MBA in Aviation Management. His work career began with the Maryland State Aviation Administration where he was part of the General Aviation Division. From there, Pokryfke went to the Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport where he started as an operations assistant and later was promoted to assistant airport manager-operations. From there, he went to the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL) and worked his way up to his current position of airport manager-airside operations, and he has been at FLL for 11 years. Pokryfke has a private pilot license and has been teaching at BC as an adjunct faculty member for three years. He has also taught a class as an adjunct faculty member for Southern Illinois University at one of their off campus sites.
Michael Nonnemacher, Operations Adjunct Faculty
Michael Nonnemacher has a bachelor's degree in Aviation Business Administration from Embry Riddle Aeronautical University and a master's degree in Business Administration from Nova Southeastern University. He is a certified member of the American Association of Airport Executives and is an alumnus of BC. Nonnemacher's also one of the original designers of the Airport Operations Management degree curriculum, and is chair of the Aviation Operations Advisory Board. Nonnemacher holds a private pilot certificate and is the director of operations at FLL. He has been working with the Broward County Aviation Department at Fort Lauderdale Hollywood/ International Airport and North Perry Airport for more than 20 years. Nonnemacher is responsible for the overall day to day operation of both airports. It includes ensuring all safety and security regulations are adhered to, and passenger's services are met with a high level of customer service. He is also responsible for contract administration for law enforcement, aircraft rescue, fire fighting, parking and ground transportation services. All emergency responses are conducted in accordance with policies and procedures, with an operating budget.
W. F. "Bud" Borner, Flight Ground Adjunct Faculty
W.F. Borner graduated with a BBA and a MBA from the National University in San Diego, California, and he learned to fly in 1977 at the Naval Air Station North Island Navy Flying Club in San Diego. He is qualified in complex, high performance and technically advanced aircraft and maintains a 10 hour monthly flying average. Borner owns a 1988 Mooney M20J based at Fort Lauderdale Executive airport and as a commercial rated CFI-I, previously instructed candidates for CFI and CFI-I knowledge tests at American Flyers Training Center. Currently, he provides flight instruction, flight reviews and instrument proficiency checks for the Civil Air Patrol. Borner has 24 years active service to our country in the Unites States Navy. He is a former commanding officer of the Naval Communications Unit in Key West and for the Manned Spacecraft Recovery Force in Hawaii. As part of Borner's experience in the military, he recovered astronauts during Apollo 15, 16 and 17; Sky Lab I, II and III; and the Apollo-Soyuz Test Project missions. Now, he is retired and enjoying teaching Instrument Flight Theory and Navigational Science at the Aviation Institute at BC.
Robert Ambroze, Professional Pilot Adjunct Faculty and Flight Instructor
Ambroze has been flying since 2004. Once determined to follow aviation as a career in 2006, he quickly earned his Commercial Pilot's License and Flight Instructor certificates at Delta Connection Academy (DCA) in Sanford, Florida. Ambroze worked as a flight instructor and manager at DCA for approximately two years. After leaving DCA, he has worked as a Part 121 airline pilot and Part 135 on-demand charter pilot. Ambroze earned his bachelor's degree in Professional Aeronautics at Embry Riddle Aeronautical University with a dual-minor in Aviation Safety and Management, and later earned his Airline Transport Pilot's License. Ambroze was Aerosim Flight School General Manager and Director of Safety, and now he is an active Part 135 captain and current flight instructor at National Aviation Academy.
Wesley Popplewell, Aviation Adjunct Faculty
Popplewell, originally from southern California, is a graduated of the University of Hawaii with a BAA Business Administration and a BA in Economics. He started his aviation career in the summer of 2006 at Delta Connection Academy in Sanford Florida. After completing his training, he was hired by DCA to work as a Flight instructor and worked up the ranks to Manager of Flight Standards / Assistant Chief Flight Instructor. While in this position, Popplewell was able to increase his practice of advocating high quality flight training and flight safety. In August 2010, Broward College Aviation Institute invited Popplewell to be a full time faculty member to instruct future pilots, ATC controllers, and airport management students. In 2011, Popplewell began instructing for Platinum Aviation in Technically Advanced Aircraft. While at platinum, Popplewell was given the opportunity to fly to many destinations in south and Central America including the Caribbean, as well as many destinations in the United States.
Todd Roper, Adjunct Instructor, Aviation Maintenance Management
Nicolas Baussan, Adjunct Instructor, Aviation Maintenance Management
Richard Gordon, Adjunct Instructor, Aviation Maintenance Management
J. Ed Martin, Adjunct Instructor, Aviation Operations
Roger Figueroa, Adjunct Instructor, Aviation Operations
Edward Dean, Adjunct Instructor, Aviation Operations
Noah Daduut, Adjunct Instructor, Aviation Operations
Raymond Lawson, Adjunct Instructor, Aviation Operations
Bolivar Perez, Adjunct Instructor, Aviation Operations
Franklin Coronado, Adjunct Instructor, Aviation Operations
Stephen Belleme, Adjunct Instructor, Aviation Operations
Pierre Taschereau, Adjunct Instructor, Aviation Operations