Northstar Jet would like to welcome Trevor Stene as our new Chief Flight Instructor and main point of contact.  If you would like to start flying in Missoula, please email our flight department at or call our front desk at 406-721-8886, and our friendly receptionist will patch you through to one of our instructors.


Trevor Stene

Commercial Pilot | Single-Engine Land | Certified Flight Instructor

 Born and raised in Montana, Trevor joined the NSJ team in 2015 to share his passion of flying and instructing.  As a general aviation enthusiast, Trevor has spent many hours flying around the mountains of Montana.  He is currently pursuing his CFII and is available to assist with your next aviation adventure.


Commercial Pilot | Certified Flight Instructor | Multi-Engine Land | Single-Engine Sea | Tailwheel
Having grown up in the Pacific Northwest, Leah discovered her passion for flying while visiting the numerous back country strips in the area. She completed her Multi-Engine Commercial and Flight Instructor training locally and is excited to help future pilots earn their wings. Her ultimate goal is to continue flying over the incredible mountains and valleys of the region as a crop duster or tanker pilot. Leah is available to provide scenic flights, Private and Commercial Pilot training, and ground instruction.


Commercial Pilot | Single-Engine Land | Tailwheel | Certified Flight Instructor

Originally from Missoula, Montana, Lance grew up flying among the mountains and northwest.  He joined the Northstar Jet team in 2012 as a line serviceman.  He has since earned his CFI and moved into the flight department.  Lance is currently in pursuit of his aircraft mechanics license in our shop as well.  Please call or email us to reserve time with him.

Ryan Swelland

Commercial Pilot | Multi-Engine Land | Single-Engine Sea | Tailwheel | Certified Flight Instructor | Instrument Instructor | Multi-Engine Instructor

Ryan grew up in Lakeside, MT located on the west side of beautiful Flathead Lake.  He attended Montana State in Bozeman, where he earned degrees in Aviation and Business Management.  As of the beginning of 2016, he is in his third year of instructing.  Ryan continues to push toward is goal of one day flying for the airlines.