Phil Guerra

A photo of Phil Guerra

Full-time Lecturer

Technology and Professional Services Management; Aviation

206 Roosevelt

[email protected]


B.A. University of Michigan

Professional Summary

Captain Guerra is a full-time Aviation Lecturer at EMU.  He is also a Pilot for Spirit Airlines and is based at Detroit Metropolitan Airport.  His professional flying includes routes throughout the contiguous 48 United States, Alaska, Hawaii, Mexico, South America, Canada, and the Caribbean Islands.  He has flown aircraft carrying passengers, freight, racehorses, and even a female Beluga Whale named “Maple”.  He hopes to pass on his experience and knowledge to future aviators at EMU.

Industry Experience

38 years of flight experience

Flight and Ground Instructor (CFI, CFI-I, MEI, AGI)

Hold ATP (Airline Transport Pilot) & Flight Engineer Certificates

Instructed Part 121 Ground Courses

Served as a Part 121 Company Check Airman

Courses Taught

AVMT 110: Aircraft Maintenance I

AVFO 170: Aviation Ground Instruction

AVFO 240: Instrument Ground Instruction

AVFO 360: Commercial Ground Instruction

Professional Memberships and Affiliations

ALPA (Air Line Pilots Association)

Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association