Frank ‘Franky’ Wagener

Advanced Instructor Pilot

Frank ‘Franky’ Wagener

Frank joined APS in November of 2012. His primary tasks include teaching pilots in Emergency Maneuver Training and conducting Adventure Flights. He served a full 21-year career in the German Air Force flying fighter and fighter training aircraft. During this time in the Luftwaffe, his flying and instructing experience included the F-4 Phantom, T-38 Talon, and the BAE Hawk. Next to his enduring passion for flying and instructing, he also has a particular interest in Crew Resource Management application in commercial aviation. After being stationed and working over a decade throughout North America, the Wageners decided to settle in Phoenix, Arizona. Franky enjoys spending time with his family as well as golfing and cooking.