The instructors at Hangar 9 Aviation teach flying because they all love to fly! Each student is unique and we try to tailor the training to the student. We take the time to determine your schedule and budget so you can achieve your goals.

Flying is challenging but we try to add some fun…



Flight Training CharlestonBill Motsinger

Bill is the owner of Hangar 9 Aviation. He earned his private pilot certificate in 1981 at Lunken Airport in Cincinnati, Ohio. After many years of off and on again flying, he purchased his 1946 Cessna 140 “just for fun”.

He became active in Civil Air Patrol and has many “low and slow” hours over the mountains of West Virginia. After obtaining his instrument and commercial ratings he was encouraged to become a CFI, a decision he has never regretted.

Bill is a Viet Nam veteran, flying as aircrew in the Navy’s SP-2H Neptune. He is a member of SAFE, AOPA, EAA, and the International Cessna 120/140 Association.


 Joel Alm

Joel is Hangar 9’s Charleston CFI. As a person with a life long passion for aviation, Joel enjoys flying whenever he can and sharing his love of flying with others. He currently works for Air Cargo Carriers as a First Officer on their Shorts 330.