douglas owenby

near Knoxville, TN...

Primary: Contract Pilot
Secondary: Corporate Pilot
Total Time: 8,800
Multi Engine Land: 6,700
Additional locations: 37914 Knoxville

About Me

I am an international contract pilot with over 25 years of VIP and corporate flying experience. I’ve flown in over 70 countries and hold 9 type ratings. Since October 2018, I have been a contract pilot and mentor pilot on the EMB550 specializing in international operations. From September 2015 to October 2018, I was working as a Senior Captain for Sparkle Roll Jet in Tianjin, China specializing in global VIP/VVIP operations. I currently fly two airplanes for them. The Embraer Legacy 650 and Legacy 500. For three years prior, I was a Senior International Demonstration Captain and Standards Pilot on multiple aircraft for Embraer Executive Jets. Before Embraer, I served as a Captain for FlightOptions, flying numerous VIP clients. 


My qualifications are as follows:


▪ 10000 Total Time

▪ 8800 PIC

▪ 6400 Jet 

▪ Multiple Type Ratings

▪ Chinese Visa


For the past 8 years the vast majority of my flying duties have been outside the Contiguous U.S. With experience in over 60 countries and numerous Atlantic and Pacific crossings, I have gained a great appreciation for the demands and limitations of global flight operations. Having also worked for a large Part 135 fractional airline, I understand the responsibilities that each crew member has in a dynamic flying environment. My experience to date is varied but I firmly believe that my qualifications as well as my continuing dedication to safety make me a top candidate for any position.  


Additional Skills

International procedures current  

CPR Certified in USA and China

Completed Air China hosted Emergency Procedures Training 

Excellent customer service ans interpersonal skills. 





Airline Transport Pilot
Airplane Multi Engine Land
Flight Instructor
Airplane Single Engine
Airplane Multi Engine

Type Ratings

BE-400/A, CE-525/A (Not Single Pilot Qualified. ), EMB-145/A, EMB-500/A (Single Pilot Qualified), EMB-505/A (Single Pilot Qualified ), EMB-550/A, G-1159/A (SIC Only), MU-300/A

Flight Time

8,800 hours
6,700 hours

Special Training

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

Aircraft Experience

BeechJet 400
Daily Rate: 500 - 0
Total: 2,500 hours
PIC: 1,800 hours
SIC: 700 hours
Last Recurrent: 09/2009
Gulfstream GIII
Daily Rate: 700 - 1,000
Total: 100 hours
SIC: 100 hours
Citation 525A CJ1/CJ2
Daily Rate: 500 - 0
Total: 1,100 hours
PIC: 1,000 hours
SIC: 100 hours
Last Recurrent: 09/2005
Embraer ERJ-145/Legacy
Daily Rate: 1,200 - 1,500
Total: 500 hours
PIC: 450 hours
SIC: 50 hours
Last Recurrent: 04/2018
Embraer Legacy 500
Daily Rate: 1,000 - 1,200
Total: 500 hours
PIC: 475 hours
SIC: 25 hours
Last Recurrent: 09/2017

Employment History

Mar 2009 - Present
Contract Pilot / Delivery Pilot

Independant Contract Pilot providing pilot services on an ad hoc basis in the G1159 and Be400. Also provide aircraft delivery services in multiple types. I specialize in aircraft delivery and International Operations as well as instructing new crews in delivery aircraft. I have made multiple Atlantic and Pacific crossings.

Dec 2009 - Jun 2010
Cutter Aviation
Be 400 Captain

Served as PIC on a managed Be400 with operations in the U.S., Russia, China, as well as other Pacific Rim countries. Began creation of International Procedures Manual to add to Cutter's existing GOM and Ops Specs.

Sep 2000 - Mar 2009
Flight Options LLC

Served as a Captain on multiple aircraft types including Be400, Ce525, and Be200 in the dynamic fractional airline business.

Education History

Aug 1988 - Dec 1991
Pellissippi State College
3.00 GPA

Languages Spoken