Retired Naval Officer, fighter pilot. Flown and have been all over the world and I feel very fortunate to have done so while serving my country and as a civilian pilot. Florida Gator! I enjoy music, singing, racquetball, billiards, programming, learning, teaching, skiing, flying, wine, single malt scotch, Cajun food and traveling. I own and built my own experimental aircraft, a Falco F.8L. Work hard; play harder! I continually strive to be the best I can be in all endeavors and have consistently been a top ranked student/employee my entire life. You cannot hire a better pilot, or person, to manage and run your flight department. Integrity is everything. Safety is paramount.
- Proven, expert leadership and management - Professional in every aspect - Proven history of ranking and evaluations - Expert on ProLine 21 Avionics, EFIS, EApis, FMS, Safety, Training, FAR's, International Flights. - Member and formation training pilot for Commemorative Air Force/TRARON- Warbird airshow pilot in P-51D Mustang and T-28B Trojan - Warbird Instructor Pilot- Member EAA- LOA's for T-28, P-51, T-2- Expert website builder and all Microsoft applications - Beginning knowledge of the Russian language. Conversational Indonesian, reading, writing and speaking. - Currently living in Ho Chi Minh as DFO for Vietstar Airlines but I am able to leave with 2 months notice.
CL-30/A, BE-300/350/A (Also have BE-200 type rating over 12.5k)
RVSM Certified, Atlantic Crossing/Ops, Pacific Crossing/Ops, Middle East Ops, European Ops, CPR Training
Ground and flight instructor, company check airman, instructor pilot, training Indonesian pilots for a part 135 Aircraft Management Company. Write and approve Standard Operations Procedures, MEL, International Operations Manual, Domestic and International RVSM manuals/procedures, SMS program and check lists for a new King Air 350i. Instructing in all ground school topics (think Flight Safety Training) and in-cockpit, actual flying instruction, conducting part 135 operations in a multifaceted environment, in the Asian Pacific theater. Qualifying four Indonesian pilots from SIC, to PIC and one as an instructor pilot. PIC on all actual missions as well as instructing.
Ran the company flight department supervising pilots, training, maintenance, record keeping, scheduling, flight planning, budgeting. Part 135 operations in a King Air 350 and Challenger 300. Was the main point of contact and worked closely with senior executives to find and purchase a mid-size jet providing detailed analysis of all aspects of operations, costs and maintenance, buying the best jet for the operation (Challenger 300), minimizing costs in all areas and getting the lowest price possible. Wrote all manuals required for Part 135 operations (RVSM, OPSPECS, MEL, International RVSM and Operations, SMS, etc.) and got the required approval for all operations with the local FSDO. I did the same thing for deciding where to base the jet, what maintenance facility to use, what maintenance contract to buy, what fuel services to use and what company to use for overseas operations assistance (Universal), all from beginning to fruition. I saved the company millions of dollars, not only in this endeavor, but during all operations, minimizing costs without affecting safety, at every turn. Interviewed and hired replacement pilots. Assisted the owners with other non-aviation duties as assigned.
- Started as an enlisted Nuclear Reactor Operator. Physics Instructor. Flew F/A-18 Hornets as an officer for second half of career.- Duties as an officer included Personnel Officer, Safety Officer, Admin Officer, Weapons Officer, Security Officer, Network Computer Officer, Public Affairs Officer.- Navy Instructor Pilot- Flew missions in F/A-18 Hornet aircraft in Iraq and Afghanistan.- Extensive experience flying overseas in Asia, South Pacific, Middle East.- Top Secret Clearance. - Retired from the Navy.
Building an airline and first ever charter/FBO operation in Vietnam. Wrote and approved all manuals for part 121 and 135 operations. Closely working with the Vietnamese civil authorities to get AOC approval for both the airline and charter operations. Lead and manage the entire flight operations department as well as all training, both on the ground and in the air. Lead captain, instructor and Designated Pilot Examiner (DPE) with both FAA and Vietnamese pilot/instructor licenses. Hiring personnel, pilots, flight attendants and dispatchers and molding them into a professional and highly competent team with an emphasis on safety.