Mike Marxsen


Mike began flying at BFC in 2001, he came here as a North Shore Community College (NSCC) student working on his instrument rating after getting his private certificate at another school. He is a NSCC aviation program graduate and he started instructing at BFC in 2013. He has instrument and multi-engine instructor ratings and the Airline Transport Pilot (ATP) certificate. Mike has over 2000 hours of dual instruction given in aircraft and several hundred in the flight simulator.

Mike’s first career, after three years in the U.S. Army right after high school, was in the restaurant/hospitality industry. He has extensive experience as a chef and kitchen manager including 5 years experience as a restaurant owner.

Additionally, Mike has a commercial drivers license and has periodically worked for various trucking companies.

Mike lives in Peabody with his wife Alexandra and their two cats. He loves sharing aviation with people but when not flying he enjoys reading, physical fitness and cooking gourmet dinners at home.