did you dream of experiencing when you grew up?
When she was young, most little girls she knew dreamed of becoming an actress or dancer. She dreamed of traveling the globe on exciting adventures.
When she grew up, she became an aviator and world traveler.
he was a small boy, most his friends dreamed of becoming doctors or baseball
players. Growing up he spent countless hours pouring over maps of the world imagining
visiting these exotic far away places, from the jungles of the Amazon to the
snowy peaks of
When he grew up, he became a pilot.
But not just any pilot.
Today, Art Hayssen is one of the most respected pilots, flight instructors and aviation
safety advocates in
has given back to the aviation community by helping thousands of others fulfill
their dreams of flight. He's led numerous pilots over the years on wilderness
and mountain flying expeditions as far as the tundra and ice fields of the
But Art's favorite student and traveling partner isn't who'd you'd expect. That person is Nancy, his one and only daughter and best friend.
they've seen the temples of Asia, the castles of Europe, the Egyptian pyramids
and the remote areas of the
pair has been traveling the world, flying the skies, and experiencing life
while enjoying a great relationship and business partnership. Nancy Hayssen and
her father Art own and operate several businesses in
might find Art at North Coast Air, a successful airplane rental and flight
school he owns and operates, located at the Sonoma County Airport.
"I developed North Coast Air as an alternative to other aircraft rental and flight schools I experienced as a student and renter. Many of my early instructors were on a fast track to other aviation jobs, using instruction as a time builder to apply for major airline jobs. They found little joy in teaching, even annoyed that they needed to build experience in that way."
Art's main goal was making sure students are working with instructors who love their job and love flying. Art himself has been flying for over 30 years and still has a passion for flight and it clearly shows.
the years, thousands of students and colleagues have benefited from his
valuable time and energy he has generously given back to the local community.
Not only has he succeeded at building a business in
one reason why
exciting air tours, they've given many people the unique experience and thrill
of flying over hidden
People get to experience flying in their own personal aircraft, with their own private pilot, and even get a taste of the Wine Country before they take off on their flight by sipping local good wine if they choose. These tours allow others to see with their own eyes many amazing views most people will never see in a lifetime.
truly a once in a lifetime exclusive experience people remember forever and get
excited to share with their friends and family," says
On these tours you'll fly over the famous