Brian Willett

near Usa... will relocate

Primary: Chief Pilot or Management Pilot
Secondary: Certified Flight Instructor (CFI)
Total Time: 8,800
Multi Engine Land: 4,690
Additional locations: San Antonio

  • 480-772-8556
  • 480-772-8556

Additional Skills

Program/Project Managment

International Sales & Marketing

Certifications

Airline Transport Pilot
Airplane Single Engine Land
Airplane Multi Engine Land
Commercial Pilot
Airplane Single Engine Sea
Rotorcraft-Helicopter
Instrument Helicopter
Flight Instructor
Airplane
Airplane Single Engine
Airplane Multi Engine
Rotorcraft-Helicopter
Instrument Airplane
Instrument Helicopter

Type Ratings

B-737/A, CE-500/A, CE-525S/A, CE-560XL/A, CE-650/A, CE-750/A, G-IV/A (SIC Only)

Flight Time

8,800 hours
4,690 hours
7,100
7,700

Special Training

RVSM Certified, Atlantic Crossing/Ops, Middle East Ops, South American Ops, European Ops, African Ops, CPR Training

Aircraft Experience

Citation 525A CJ1/CJ2
Total: 553 hours
PIC: 415 hours
SIC: 138 hours
Last Recurrent: 06/2012
Cessna Caravan
Total: 240 hours
PIC: 240 hours
Last Recurrent: 02/2013
Citation 560 Citation V
Total: 608 hours
PIC: 464 hours
Last Recurrent: 10/2015
Citation 560XL Citation XLS
Total: 383 hours
PIC: 351 hours
SIC: 32 hours
Citation 650 Citation III/VII
Total: 212 hours
PIC: 129 hours
SIC: 83 hours
Citation 750 Citation X
Total: 125 hours
PIC: 79 hours
SIC: 46 hours
Pilatus PC-12
Total: 350 hours
PIC: 340 hours
SIC: 10 hours
Last Recurrent: 11/2014
Bell 206
Total: 2,003 hours
PIC: 1,848 hours
SIC: 156 hours

Employment History

Tempus Jets, Inc.
Chief Pilot/Director of Training

Chief Pilot and Director of Training for large, Global On-Demand Charter Company.  Company Instructor Pilot and 14 CFR 135 Check Airman. 

 

 

Oct 2013 - Jul 2014
Avenge, Inc
Instructor Pilot

Contract Instructor Pilot on the PC-12NG for Afghan Air Force Special Mission Wing. Provides Initial and Mission Qualification Training on IRS, CASEVAC, Air Drop and NVG missions based out of Kabul, Afghanistan.  Company Standardization Pilot.

Jan 2013 - Oct 2013
Innovation Integration, Inc.
Instructor Pilot

Initial Flight Screening (IFS), Undergraduate Pilot Training (UPT) and Pilot Instructor Training (PIT) course Instructor Pilot. Provided basic and advanced flight training in Cessna T-182T and C-208 (G1000) for Afghan Air Force flight training programs at Shindand AB, Afghanistan. Flight Commander/Class Leader. Supervised and coordinated all student training activities.

May 2012 - Jan 2013
Tamarack Aerospace Group, Inc.
VP Sales & Chief Pilot

Head of Sales and Chief Pilot for small, start-up Engineering and Design firm.

Responsible for all aspects of designing and deploying company sales and marketing operation. Designed and deployed initial marketing efforts for worldâ??s first â??Active Wingletâ? technology. Managed highly successful product launch â?? acquired deposits for over $3M.

Chief Pilot and DER-Flight Test in training. PIC on Company and FAA STC certification Test Flights in CE-525. Responsible for all flight operations -- including aircraft acquisition.

Nov 2011 - May 2012
Aviation Performance Solutions, Inc.
Instructor Pilot

The only CFAR Part 141 Flight School in North America certified to provide Upset Recovery Training. The recognized leader in Upset Recovery Training to Major Airlines, OEMs, Corporate Flight Departments and Military Aviation. Instructor Pilot and Sales Representative.

Sep 2009 - Present
R&W Aviation Consultants, Inc.
President/CEO

A start up company that provides sales and marketing support to small aerospace companies who do not have the internal resources to fully explore their market space. Additionally, provides instructor pilot services for United States only FAR Part 141 Upset Recovery Training (URT) program.

Jan 2010 - Aug 2010
PAS Technologies Inc.
VP Military Business

Accountable for identifying opportunities with global military end-users, including direct sales to the USAF, USN, USMC, US Army and Singapore Air Force. Strong orientation towards military depot facilities, as well as to OEMs whose product end-users were militarily oriented, such as Pratt & Whitney, GE, and Honeywell. Primary focus on business development and management of customer relationships. Directed 1 staff member with charter to design and grow the team. $22M 2010 sales target.

  • Surpassed YTD 2010 sales target by over 20% bringing in $11M; on target to exceed $22M annual goal.
  • Opened U.S. Army market by beginning extended sales cycle of 18 months; potential revenue was $20M per year beginning in 2011.
  • Obtained foothold into new military market of landing gear manufacturing; identified and developed market, organized strategic partnerships, laid groundwork, and initiated sourcing approvals to position PAS Technologies as a strong contender to support a $1.5B multi-year government contract.
  • Uncovered need, developed opportunity, and coordinated approval process through personal initiative, and positioned PAS as the sole-source commercial supplier of High Velocity Oxygen Fueled (HVOF) plating for U.S. Air Force landing gear components; revenue potential would exceed $20M annually.

Position eliminated due to sale of the company.

Apr 2005 - Jan 2010
BAE Systems, Inc.
Director, Business Development

Director of Business Development Operationsâ?? S & S, Arlington, VA Â?Aug 2009 - Jan 2010

Designed and established organization to address business development organization and processes, competitive market intelligence and proposal development for a $1B business. Instituted organizational structure, research and acquire support tools, developed initial $4M department budget, performance metrics, negotiated and acquired office space.

  • Designed, budgeted, and setup 1st Competitive Market Intelligence (CMI) function; developed organizational structure, job descriptions, conducted interviews, and hired team members
  • Evaluated and recommended Customer Relationship Management (CRM) tool to senior systems leadership; tool was purchased and deployed throughout BAE Systems with projected ROI exceeding 300%.

Director, Commercial and International Programs â?? Occupant Protection, Phoenix, AZ Â?2005 - 2009

The Occupant Protection Division was a result of the acquisition of Armor Holdings and focused on products and technologies that protect occupants in vehicles (energy absorbing seating, ballistic protection, and restraints).

Held P&L accountability for $100M annual sales plan that produced over $40M+ per year in revenue for U.S. and international commercial or military projects. Projects included airplane and helicopter energy absorbing seating, ballistic protection solutions, and restraints for aviation and automotive racing. Acquired, developed and directed network of 11 Sales Representatives. Five direct reports. Locations included AZ, FL, and Arnsberg, Germany. Delivered 20% annual growth in B2B, B2G, B2C markets â?? increasing annual revenue from $36M to $40M.

  • Established key relationships with Fortune 100 companies, including Airbus, Eurocopter, AgustaWestland, and Boeing, as well as international military customers that included: Royal Norwegian Air Force, Royal Australian Navy/Army, and UK MOD.
  • Landed 1st sale with worldâ??s largest helicopter manufacturer, Eurocopter, for multi-year $17M program by spearheading business development functions and continued providing support as Program Manager.
  • Orchestrated intricate Indirect Offset (Industrial Participation) program that was key factor in winning $7M seating program for AgustaWestland and UK MODâ??s newest helicopter (â??Wildcatâ?/Super Lynx).
  • Instituted sales and customer relationship management programs for entire sales force resulting in consistently meeting projected sales budgets.
  • Managed $1M operating budget â?? consistently finishing fiscal year on or below assigned targets.
Apr 2003 - Apr 2005
Landmark Aviation
Regional Sales Manager

Regional Sales Manager with Landmark Aviation (Garrett Aviation Services) in Springfield, IL Â? 2003 - 2005; A major Business Jet MRO supplier. As RSM, turned around troubled 6 state territory and increased sales 80% in 1st year.

Jan 1997 - Feb 2003
Cessna Aircraft Company
Director, Caravan Sales

Director, Caravan Worldwide Sales, Regional Sales Manager International Caravan, and Demonstration Pilot & Training Supervisor with Cessna Aircraft Company in Wichita, KS Â? 1997 - 2003

  • Directed global sales activities. Built sales force of 5 Regional Sales Managers and 49 Authorized Sales Representatives.
  • â??Chairmanâ??s Challengeâ? winner and Regional Sales Manager of the Year â?? consistently exceeded targets.
  • Factory Demonstration Pilot Citation (CJ, Bravo, Ultra, Excel, C-VII, C-X) and Caravan
  • Company Training Captain
  • International Captain
Oct 1995 - Dec 1986
McDonnell Douglas
Chief Instructor F-117A

Chief Instructor (platform, simulator) for USAF only Stealth Fighter (F-117) Wing. Provided initial and recurrent training to unit pilots.

Aug 1975 - Jan 1996
USAF/US Army
Command Pilot

US Military Aviator -- F-117A, F-111A/E/D/F, OH-58A/C, UH-1H

Instructor Pilot (FW & RW), Flight Examiner (SEFE - F-111)

Fighter Weapons Instructor Course (FWIC) Graduate

RTU Instructor PIlot

USAF Instrucotr Pilot of the Year

Aug 2016 - Feb 2017
FlighTime Business Jets
GM/DO

General Manager and Director of Operations for the largest On-Demand Charter company in South Texas.  A "10-or more" operation with G-V, CE-560XLs, CE-500s, PC-12s, and other piston aircraft.  Company ownership ceased operations.

 

 

Mar 2018 - Present
Bode Aviation, LLC
Site Chief Pilot

Chief Pilot for US Government Counter-narcotics/Counter-Terrorism contract supplying Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR) manned aircraft supporting national objectives.

Education History

Jun 1994 - Jun 2005
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
4.00 GPA
Apr 1982 - Dec 1984
Troy State University
3.80 GPA

Languages Spoken

Language
Fluency

English

Fluent