Flight Staff


Our well trained and friendly staff are here to make sure you have the best experience at AFI!


Bill Griggs Sr.




Mr. Griggs was also a flight instructor and has flown thousands of hours in general aviation aircraft. He founded the company in 1967 and has been sharing his love of aviation through mentoring employees and students. Bill Griggs Sr. is a recipient of the FAA Wright Bros Master Pilot Award.

3/15/1929 - 12/9/2019 Remembering Bill Sr

Bill Jr. and Carrie Griggs


Bill Griggs Junior is the son of Bill Griggs Senior and is the owner of AFI Flight Training. He has been working at AFI since he was fourteen years old. Bill Junior has an Airframe and Powerplant certificate and is an instrument rated private pilot with a tail wheel endorsement. 


Carrie Griggs is our Administrative Assistant and has been working at AFI for ten years. She is a private pilot with an instrument rating. 


The couple has been married for over twenty years.

Larry Ziegler


Certified Airframe and Powerplant Mechanic


Larry started working with aircraft in the U.S. Navy at eighteen years old. He joined a helicopter squadron for four years and successfully became a certified Airframe and Powerplant mechanic. Larry started working at AFI in 2006 and has been a great mechanic, keeping our airplanes flying safe. 


In his spare time Larry enjoys backpacking, flying, and riding his motorcycle. 

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Our office is located at the

Fullerton Airport 

4119 W. Commonwealth Ave, Fullerton, CA 92833

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Didi Aranki

Certified Flight Instructor Didi started flying in 2018. Didi is also an A&P and helps maintain the AFI fleet Education: Bachelor's Degree in Aviation Maintenance Management (Southern Illinois University, Carbondale) Hobbies: Traveling, Playing with dogs, Eating *Commercial, ASEL, CFI, A&P