About Meriden Aviation Center


The Owners
The owners cutting cake.

Meriden Aviation Center is a centrally located Connecticut flight school serving, Meriden, Cheshire, Wallingford, Middlefield, Middletown area and beyond.

We have been well-received among the local aviation community and Meriden-Markham Airport. The airport was without a training school for the past few years and we heard that with that came many unhappy individuals looking for a family-friendly and professional flight training facility locally.

We are hoping to provide a fun, friendly atmosphere for everyone looking to earn their wings.

We prepare students for:

  • Private Pilot Certificates
  • Ground School Classes to prepare for FAA written tests
  • Recurrent Training
  • Advanced Instrument
  • Commercial Ratings

The best place to start the process of getting your pilots license is with an introductory flight with one of our instructors.

We also provide:

  • Advanced Training
  • Introductory Flights
  • Aircraft Rentals
  • Gift Certificates
  • GPS Training

Meet the Owners


Mark Poole

Mark Poole is a FAA licensed, Instrument-rated airplane pilot with over 500 flight hours. As both an aircraft owner and tenant at KMMK, he is a member of both the EAA and IMC Club.

Mr. Poole is a member of the National Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association, Piper Owner Society and is a CT-licensed Real Estate Broker.

Chris Carrozzella

Christopher Carrozzella-Chris has been flying since he was 16 years old. He holds an Airline Transport Pilot (ATP) certificate, which is the highest aviation certificate a pilot can hold. He is a Certified Flight Instructor (CFI) as well as an Instrument Flight Instructor (CFII) and a Multi-Engine Flight Instructor (MEI). Currently his flight hours total close to 2500 with 900 hours as a flight instructor. He also flies for New England Airlines, based out of Westerly, R.I.

Besides his aviation experience, Chris is a FAA Safety Team Representative and the Hartford chapter leader for the IMC Club (an international flight-safety organization for pilots)

He lives just 5 miles from the airport in Wallingford, where he resides with his wife and 11 year old son. When he is not flying or instructing he practices law in his office located in Wallingford. His personal interests are his family, the outdoors, golf, flying, and travel.

JD Dunn

JD earned his Private, Instrument, Commercial and Flight Instructor certificates and ratings at KMMK. Currently he is an Airline Transport Pilot-certificated Flight Instructor-Instrument (ASEL-AMEL), with over 3000 total flight and 1300 flight instruction hours.

Prior to his position at MAC, he instructed for Meriden Aviation Services and Robinson Aviation at Tweed-New Haven Airport. He and his family reside in Cheshire, and are aircraft owners/tenant at KMMK (Meriden-Merkham Airport).

Dunn holds a Ph.D. and heads an environmental sciences consulting firm in Wallingford. Additionally, he is an adjunct faculty member at a University and has the rank of Major in the US Civil Air Patrol.

Give the Meriden Aviation Center a Call Today at 1-203-648-4870