Meet the Team

A small, boutique aviation consulting firm located in Tucson, Arizona.  Founded in 2008, we have been providing quality services in Arizona and nationwide....

Contract Pilots and Specialty Flight Training

Paul Besing Flight Instructor Pilot

Paul Besing
ATP, CFII, MEI, CFI-G

Nick CFI

Nick Harwood, COM, CFI, CFII

Paul started flying in 1994, after scraping student loan funds together and got his Private Pilot's License in 1996.  Furthered his career in the U.S. Army, as an AH64D Apache helicopter pilot.  He has worked as a flight instructor in Part 141 and Part 61 schools.  He has corporate Part 91 experience, as well as demanding single pilot IFR Part 135 cargo operations.  His flying passion is cross country soaring in gliders throughout the southwest. 

Nick's flying career began in 2005 at Northwestern Michigan College when he decided to make his dream to fly a reality.  After attaining all of his ratings he was hired as an instructor at the well respected part 141 College.  Due to the geography there, Nick has experience flying in rapidly changing weather environments, winter operations, low IFR, and icing conditions. Whether its work or play, there are always airplanes involved with Nick.  His aviation passion lies in aerobatics and sharing the freedom of flight.

Jenn Arizona Flight Instructor

Jennifer Treese
COM, CFI
"At Desert Air, our mantra is Professionalism and Safety.  Trust our staff to provide you the best possible service for your airplane and your training needs"

Jennifer’s interest in aviation started at an early age. She started flying in 2008, after saving money for many years. Jennifer completed her Private Pilot Certificate in less than five months. She continued on with her training and is now a Certified Flight Instructor. Jennifer also holds a Bachelor of Science in Aeronautical Management Technology and a Master of Science in Aeronautical Science. Jennifer has experience in airport administration and fixed based operators. She currently serves on the board of the Tucson Chapter of the Ninety-Nines, an International Organization of Women Pilots. She loves flying tailwheel aircraft and flying to off airport locations.

Paul Besing, Founder, Desert Air Pilot Services, LLC