Simon Prior

Simon Prior

My Responsibilities
As a flight instructor my responsibilities are to create a safe and fun learning environment where you achieve your aviation goals. I also help manage the maintenance of our fleet ensuring our aircraft are maintained to the highest safety standards.

My Bio
I was born and raised in Dublin, Ireland and have a bachelor’s degree in Medicinal Chemistry from Trinity College Dublin. I worked in this field after college but after taking a discovery flight knew that my future would lie in aviation. What I didn’t know was that this journey would take place over 3000 miles from home. I met my now wife whilst working at Northwestern University in Chicago who convinced me not to go back! We’ve been married for almost three years and moved to Murfreesboro TN when I started flight training.

My Hobbies
Football (“Soccer”), working out, travelling, snowboarding, hiking, and supporting my new local teams: Titans, Predators and Nashville SC.

My Favorite Thing About Wings
The friendly, knowledgeable and experienced team. I completed all of my training from Private Pilot through to Certified Flight Instructor at Wings in less than a year. This would not have been possible without the support and backing of the great team here. As a student here you are taught by the best instructors, and you have a team eager to support you.

My Motto
“I am tomorrow, or some future day, what I establish today. I am today what I established yesterday or some previous day.” – James Joyce

My Message to You
Whether you’re here to become a private pilot or have the end goal of flying for an airline, dedicate time to learn and to hone your skills. Have patience if you don’t get a maneuver correct the first, second, or even the fifth time, you’ll get there. Most importantly have fun and enjoy the journey!