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How did you become a professional pilot? Where did you go for training? Tell us your story.


pilotFlightSafety International (FSI) is where I went for my commercial, multi-engine, and instrument ratings. My CFI and CFII licences I got at the local airport. I instructed for a few years while working a full-time accounting job, and got hooked up with Tulip City Air Service, where I started to work part-time in its Part 135 operations. After a year, I got hired as full-time pilot flying Cessna piston twins, and advanced to King Airs. On Sep 11, 2001, I began type training for Dassault Falcon 10 at CAE SimuFlite. Later, I became chief pilot and finally dir of operations. I have now worked for Tulip City Air Service for 25 years. The charter operation is in the process of being sold, so now I’m selling health insurance and doing contract pilot work.

Dwight Quenga
ATP/CFII. Learjet 45 & Falcon 10
Pilot
Go Fast Enterprises
Grand Rapids MI

 

The Houston Police Department conducted ab initio pilot training for those lucky enough to be selected and assigned to the unit. I joined the Police Department with a goal of making it to the Helicopter Patrol Division, and realized that goal about 4.5 years into my time there. Overall, I worked for the department for more than 38 years – 30 of them proudly flying helicopters. I now serve as executive director & CEO of the Airborne Public Safety Association (APSA).

Dan Schwarzbach
Comm-Multi-Inst/Helo. Bell 412, MD 500C/D/E & Schweizer 333/300
Executive Dir & CEO
APSA
Frederick MD

 

I started as a baggage handler, so the funds were scarce. However, I was fortunate to work with Winair, the local airline. I’d always keep close to Captain Jose Dormiy “Pipe,” who made my dreams a reality. Back in those days, the operation was single-pilot, so every opportunity I was given to fly with him, I’d go. That’s how I started my flying career. This was at the age of 12. Once I’d saved enough funds to go for the private license, I went to a flying school in Long Island NY. After that, I went back to St Maarten and was able to use the flying club aircraft. I’d go to hunt lobsters from St Eustatius (Statia) and sell them to hotels and restaurants to earn money to go back to Florida and work on getting my commercial, multi-engine, and instrument ratings. And I was very fortunate to meet Senator Edward Brooke (R–MA), who helped me get my US visa to travel to the US. I was also inspired by Edward Gibbs, who tried to start an airline for Statia in the early 1970s, but unfortunately passed away before he could get it going. Years later, I came across Max Pandt, who was the son of Alfrie Pandt, the first agent of Winair when they started operations in St Eustatius. Max was lieutenant governor of the Dutch Windward Islands – St Maarten, St Eustatius, and Saba. One day, while I was in the Netherlands, Governor Pandt was visiting St Eustatius and contacted me and asked me to come back because I was being hired by Winair, where I worked for 12 years. That was another dream that come true.

Henky Rivers
ATP. de Havilland Canada DHC6, Twin Otter, Beechcraft Twin Bonanza, Cessna 402/414 & Piper T1040
Captain
Golden Rock Airways
Oranjestad, St Eustatius,
Dutch Caribbean

 

Ross School of Aviation in Tulsa OK is where I earned my private, commercial, CFI, and CFII licenses. After graduation in 1974, I went to work in Perry GA as a corporate pilot. I’ve continued working in various corporate flight departments since then. Life is good.

William Carter
ATP/CFII. Citation Sovereign
Pilot
University of Alabama
Tuscaloosa AL

 

One of my high school teachers told me about his brother-in-law who was a pilot and made good money. So I thought to myself, “I like both airplanes and money. Why not?” In college, I went through the training program and became a flight instructor. I was thinking of going into the airlines initially, but I graduated in 2001. A few months later, the terrorist attacks happened, and the airlines went into layoff mode. My airline career was on hold indefinitely until I eventually found a job flying charter. I never looked back. Here I am, flying a Bombardier Challenger 604 and living it up with a great principal and crew.

Ryan Johnson
ATP. Challenger 604
Captain
KMR Aviation
Denair CA

 

Against my father’s recommendations, I followed his path with an aviation career. I went to FSI after high school. I flew freight, high-net-worth individual jets, corporate transport, government contracts overseas, counter narcotics for US Customs and Border Protection for 20.5 years, and back to corporate transport for the last decade of my 48 years of flying. I’ve trained at many different facilities, such as FSI, CAE, and Simuflite.

Craig Moore
ATP. Citation V & Learjet 45
President
Sky’s The Limit Aviation Services
Fleming Island FL

 

My initial training was done at a small school based in Fort Worth TX. After obtaining my pilot license, I started working as a flight instructor. A year later, I was offered a first officer position on a Falcon 20, and after 2 years I started flying the Falcon 50 and then the Falcon 900. Promoted to captain, I continued with the same flight department for 10 more years, and then joined a corporate flight department operating a Falcon 900EX. After a few years, I moved to the airlines world, flying a Boeing 737-800 until retiring at age 56. Right after, I was offered a part-time positon on a Falcon 7X and later a Falcon 900LX.

Brenno Bignardi
ATP. Falcon 900LX EASy
Captain
Premier Falcon Jet
Turin, Italy

 

Born in France in 1960, I grew up with Boeing 707s and 747s, Douglas DC-8s, Sud Caravelles, Concordes, Dassault Mirage fighters, and the space race. I earned my private pilot license in 1980, then my commercial with instrument ratings. I flew a Caravan for FedEx, then Falcon 10/20/50/900 jets. I went to Lille Aeroclub, and also attended l’Ecole Nationale de l’Aviation Civile (ENAC) in Toulouse, and eventually went to FSI. My passion has always stayed the same.

Christophe Michaux
ATP. Falcon 900 EASy
Captain
Luxaviation
Lille, France

 

Being in high school, I learned to fly my father’s Piper J-3 Cub at a small local airport in Wisconsin. I then attended Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University at DAB (Daytona Beach FL), and returned to Wisconsin after graduation. I credit my professionalism and respect for standard operating procedures (SOPs) to my mentor, with whom I flew as a right-seat contractor in a Mitsubishi MU-2. I learned so much during
that time.

Kelly La Pointe
ATP. Falcon 7X/2000LXS
Transport Director
Exelon
St Charles IL

 

While I was a junior in high school, I received my private pilot license. The aviation bug bit me early. While attending Parks College in Cahokia IL, I continued my pilot training, but started to lose interest in flying. I decided to transfer to Southern Illinois University (SIU), and started my A&P training, which also led me to my degree in aircraft maintenance management. I’ve always been a hands-on person and loved to know how things work. Being an aviation mechanic fits me like a glove and has let me work for about every institution that exists for a business aircraft mechanic – repair stations, manufacturing, test flight for simulator software, field tech rep, and corporate flight support.

Dean Eechaute
Pvt-Inst/A&P. Citation Latitude
Dir of Aircraft Maintenance
Conagra Brands
Omaha NE

 

I grew up on my parents’ privately-owned public airport. Mom was an advanced ground instructor and dad was a CFII. I soloed on my 16th birthday, got my private on my 17th, and my commercial license at age 18, followed by instrument and multi-engine ratings. Later on, I completed my A&P training at Parks College, and worked in maintenance for United Airlines at ORD (O’Hare, Chicago IL), before flying charter. My first corporate job was in a Citation with sim training at American Airlines. I enjoyed a 25-year career with a major avionics company flying multiple aircraft types, utilizing FSI primarily. Afterwards, I went back to flying charter, using CAE for sim training. I’m still flying now, as I contract while managing and operating the family airport.

James Zangger
ATP/A&P. King Air 350
Airport Owner/Manager & Contract Pilot
Zangger Flying Service
Larchwood IA

 

After high school, I enlisted in the US Army and became a helicopter mechanic. Later, I attended officer candidate school and Army flight school. I flew helicopters for more than 10 years before transitioning to fixed-wing aircraft. Then, I flew for another 10 years, including tours in Iraq. I parlayed this training and experience into a very successful professional career in both offshore oil and gas and Part 135 jet charter operations.

E Spike Thiesmeyer
ATP/Helo. Citation Ultra/Encore+/XLS, Sikorsky S-76A/B/C+, Bell UH-1H/OH-58A/C & Bell 407/206B/L-4
First Officer
ACI Jet
Grover Beach CA

 

Flying is my 5th career. Previously, I had been an auto mechanic, photographer, and restaurant owner, and I had spent 10 years in the Marine Corps. I started in my early 40s, and have been involved in it for 20 years now. I went to Comair Aviation Academy, along with a community college that offered an aviation program.

Paul Fronczak
ATP. Falcon 2000 EASy II/2000/50/20/10 & Learjet 45/35
Dir of Ops
Kalitta Charters
Ypsilanti MI

 

Being an Ohio state trooper, I wanted to fly for the Ohio State Highway Patrol (OSHP), and I learned how to fly at my local airport. I was accepted into the Aviation Section and began my airborne law enforcement career, flying most of my 25 years with OSHP. I retired as an operations supervisor. During my career with OSHP, I also learned to fly both fixed-wing aircraft and helicopters, adding instrument and multi-engine ratings with commercial privileges in both airplanes and helicopters, followed by CFI certification for multi-engine aircraft. After retiring from OSHP, I continued flying professionally as a CFI, and began flying commercially as a freight pilot, corporate SIC in a Westwind. I transitioned into a regional job flying Bombardier CRJ700s and CRJ900s. I later accepted a position flying corporate jet aircraft as a captain.

Phillip Bender
ATP/Helo/CFII. Learjet 31A, Piper Cheyenne I/Aerostar & Cessna 182
Chief Pilot & Captain
Cloud 9 Aviation/Pier Aviation
Bloomingdale OH

 

Joined the Army in 1967 to go to flight school. I became a helicopter pilot, and was on active duty for 4 years. Once I got out, I acquired my fixed-wing ratings and flew commercial for 53 years.

Leslie White
ATP/Helo. Sikorsky S-92 & Bell 47
Former Captain
TruFit
Albuquerque NM

 

Being an undergraduate student at Western Michigan University back in 1974, I enrolled in both the business school and the aviation technology program. I obtained most of my certifications – commercial, instrument, multi-engine, and CFII – through that program. I was in the IT industry and flew for personal and business for 47 years. In 2017, I retired from the industry and became a contract pilot flying King Airs and Citations. After a brief stint in Part 135 and 121, I’m now a contract pilot for Citation Bravo and Ultra twin jets.

Elliot Zeltzer
ATP/CFII. Citation II & Cessna 421C
Contract Pilot
Tecs LLC
Farmington Hills MI

 

As a young boy in Montana seeing the military jets overhead, I always wanted to fly. As a senior in high school, I joined a flying club in Belgrade MT. I ended up at American Flyers in Fort Worth TX with a private pilot license. The following year, I completed instrument, commercial and CFII licenses.

Harvey Meharry
ATP. Citation XLS+
Chief Pilot
SMI
Rusk TX

 

My late father was a USAF colonel in WWII, Korea, and Vietnam. He taught me how to fly very early. I went to Part 141 pilot school with Epps Aviation PDK (Dekalb–Peachtree, Atlanta GA) in the early 1970s, and received my pilot license in 1974. I’m still flying out of PDK.

James Anastasia
ATP. Gulfstream III/G280 & Learjet 35
Chief Pilot
Rollins/Orkin
Atlanta GA

 

Everything started at the age of 16 in 1966, riding my bike to the airport for flight lessons at the FBO. I worked at the FBO pumping gas and ultimately riding shotgun on freight charters to get time. My first corporate job was flying a Cessna 414 in 1970, progressing through various Cessna twin models for a couple of companies. I got my first big break in 1979 to fly a King Air and a Citation for a major insurance company. In 1985, I took a Citation job with a small family-owned manufacturing company as chief pilot, back at my home airport, and transitioned to the Learjet 35A. In 2000, when they thought they could do better with fractional, I took a job flying a Learjet 45 at the same airport. Three years later, I went back to the old company, since the fractional plan didn’t work out so well. I started back up with a new Learjet 60 this time. And in 2016, I retired on the 50th anniversary of my first flight, at the same airport. I thought that was pretty cool! I stayed with the same company as a consultant to complete the delivery of an Embraer Legacy 450 early in 2017. I’m very pleased with my career. I started out in corporate aviation when it was in its infancy, and survived a lot of trailblazing and tremendous technical and safety changes over the years.

Steve Reed
ATP. Citation II,S/II, and ISP, Learjet 60/45/35A & Legacy 450
Chief Pilot
Bretford Manufacturing
Waukegan IL

 

I was a US Army aviator who went to flight school in 1976. I flew Bell UH-1 Iroquois and AH-1 Cobra helicopters while on active duty. In 1980, I ETSed and started my career as a helicopter pilot. I had the chance to fly the Bell 412/205/206/212/222, Hughes TH-55, MBB BO105, MD 902, Sikorsky S-55T, and S-76. And I continue to fly the Airbus H135. I’m still active and employed at the age of 70. Recently, I obtained a glider rating just for fun, and bought a sailplane to fly in retirement. Enough helicopters already!

Sara Stearns
ATP/Helo. Airbus H135
EMS Captain
GMR
Seaside CA

 

My childhood dream was to become a pilot, and living near the local airport fueled it. After graduating with a bachelor degree in physics, I went to FSI at VRB. I still enjoy flying as much as I did when I first started out 30 years ago.

M Abah
ATP/CFII. Citation CJ3, King Air B350i & Pilatus PC-12NG
Aviation Manager
Lasaik
Yaoundé, Cameroon

 

I earned my ratings while working as a police officer. Upon retirement from that occupation, I worked private security while purchasing a Cessna 172S Skyhawk SP for leaseback to a flight school. Through those contacts, I began flying a Pilatus PC-12 as a part-time job. The owners changed it for a Embraer Phenom 300, and then moved up to a Legacy 450. I’ve been a full-time contract pilot now for the past few years.

Phil Scheel
Comm-Multi-Inst. Phenom 300, Legacy 450/500 & Praetor 600/500
Contract Pilot
Mesa AZ

 

My opportunity started when I was hired with 450 hrs TT to fly skydivers from a Cessna Caravan and de Havilland Twin Otter. Training was done in-house at a large Texas drop zone. The 2-year commitment got me enough experience to accept a first officer gig in a Beechjet. Onward and upward from there!

Eric Heinsheimer
ATP. Challenger 300, Learjet 60XR, Beechjet 400, Cessna Caravan & DHC-6 Twin Otter
Pilot
Chantilly Air
Manassas VA

 

The dream, for most of us, was always to become a pilot. Eventually, it became an issue of either try to make it, or regret not having tried at all. I joined a helicopter flight school, thinking that maybe I’d get my private in, who knows, 20–30 years. The rest is history.

Dimitrios Chamizidis
ATP/Helo/CFII. Challenger 300/605, Citation V, Bell 206 & Robinson R44/R22
Pilot
Star Helicopters
Los Angeles CA

 

Since I was little, I was very attracted to anything related to airplanes – movies, putting puzzles together, assembling Lego airplanes, drawing them… And every time I’d hear the sound of airplane engines, I’d look for them in the sky. I always had a clear idea that I would become a pilot. I started my career in Mexico City, where I graduated as a private pilot. Later on, I moved to Springdale AR, where I continued my training, and concluded my career in Tulsa OK at Professional Aviation Services as a CFI.

Ricardo Díaz
ATP. Airbus A320 family
Captain
Volaris
Acapulco, Mexico

 

As line service and then as A&P/IA mechanic is how I started out. I established an FBO and obtained my flight ratings through ATP and CFII. I became a DME for a few years and later got typed in the King Air 350. I moved to corporate flying after I sold the FBO. I flew corporate for a few years in the King Air 90GT/350, Learjet 35A, and Beechjet 400. I went to FAA as an operations aviation safety inspector (ASI) for 5.5 years, and then to Flight Inspection Services as regs compliance and King Air 300 check airman. After a while, I was moved to the Flight Program at AFW (Alliance, Fort Worth TX), and then moved to the Part 142 Certificate Management Office as a fleet training program manager (FTPM), with oversight of the Learjet 60 and Citation 650 programs at CAE. I then became the FTPM of the Learjet 45/75, Citation 650, and Global 7500 fleets. I maintain currency and proficiency in the simulators, and fly the actual aircraft as much as I can.

David Brown
ATP/CFII/A&P. Citation 650, King Air 350 & Learjet 45/75
FTPM
FAA
Saginaw TX

 

I received my training at Broward Community College in Fort Lauderdale FL. Flight training was contracted out to a flight school by the name of Cav Air, located at FXE (Exec, Fort Lauderdale FL).

James Carter
ATP. Citation Sovereign
Chief Pilot
Swanson Family Aviation
Punta Gorda FL

 

My opportunity was through the US Coast Guard, where I became a pilot. I received my training via the Naval Air Training Command, where, after completing training in the Beechcraft T-34C Turbo Mentor and Bell TH-57 Sea Ranger trainers, I winged as a helicopter pilot.

Michael O’Brien
ATP/Helo/CFII. Leonardo AW139
Captain
PHI Aviation
Pensacola FL

 

My flying career started as a hobby. The more I progressed through my private pilot training, the more enthusiastic I became. My flight instructor at the time was building hours to pursue an airline career. He helped me realize that I had the potential to do the same. I eventually followed a different path to the corporate field, but his encouragement was instrumental. Shortly after obtaining my private pilot certificate, I sold most of my worldly belongings, filled my Toyota Corolla with as much as would fit, and moved to Tulsa OK to attend Spartan School of Aeronautics – now Spartan College of Aeronautics and Technology. I obtained my certificates and rating up through CFII and multi-engine, which allowed me to get my first job in aviation.

Gary Helmeid
ATP. Falcon 2000
Line Captain
SC Aviation
Janesville WI

 

Dad flew the North American B-25 Mitchell and Martin B-26 Marauder in WWII. Being a kid, I built all the famous model planes from that time and hung them with dental floss from brackets under the shelves in my bedroom. My friend’s father was a senior captain with United Airlines, and taught him to fly at SJC (San Jose CA). One day, they invited me along for a ride. That backseat ride hooked me for life. My 22-year-old son just achieved his private certification and goes to Sling Pilot Academy at TOA (Torrance CA) next week. I’m honored he chose the profession. I still love to hit the start switches. Getting better, staying humble!

Michael Lang
ATP. Gulfstream IV
Client Aviation Mgr
Solairus Aviation
Granite Bay CA

 

I became interested in flying when I was a small child. My father was a private pilot who owned an Aeronca Chief before he bought his first car. I earned my pilot certificate in the early 1970s, and flew for fun for the next 40 years, adding my instrument and commercial pilot ratings. Following the announcement of the changes to the ATP CTP requirements in 2013, I chose to get my ATP before the new rules went into effect, and obtained the 1500 hours required within the next 24 months. My goal was merely to obtain the ATP as a personal satisfaction. I feel I was in the right place at the right time. When I retired from a career in corporate finance in 2015, I had the opportunity to begin flying professionally in a Cirrus SR22 for Part 135. In the summer of 2015, I added a multi-engine rating and began flying a Beech Baron professionally for Part 135. After 6 months in the job, the company chief pilot left to return to the corporate world, leaving no one rated in the Eclipse 500 managed by the company, so I was asked if I’d be interested in being type-rated in the Eclipse. I passed my Part 135 check ride in the aircraft in December 2015. What a Christmas gift! My recurrent training in the Eclipse was done at Simcom. Later, I earned a type rating in the Citation Excel/XLS at FSI and, after attending initial training there, I’m currently flying a Pilatus PC-12.

Mike Becker
ATP. Citation Excel/XLS, Eclipse 500 & Pilatus PC-12
Pilot
Davinci Jets
Charlotte NC

 

I was enlisted in the Air Force for 4 years. When I got out, I drove an 18-wheeler for 3 years. I already had a private license and was building a few hours here and there. I decided to quit trucking to go to FSI at VRB (Vero Beach FL) to obtain my commercial instrument rating. I went back to trucking for a while and ended up in Tulsa OK to get my CFI and multi-engine instruction. Afterwards, I went into charter, regional airlines, and then in the corporate field. Today, I continue to fly as a professional pilot. It’s been 46 years.

Jack Lenox
ATP. Cessna Conquest I
Pilot
Collier Investments
Shreveport LA

 

As a Swiss citizen with a part of my life spent in California, I was exposed to both FAA and the Swiss National (now EASA) curriculum and jurisdiction. I received basic training in Switzerland at the age of 17. This private pilot license was then validated by FAA when I moved to the US. Thereafter, I took multi-engine IFR training with a commercial rating in the US. About 5 years later, I went back to Europe and this FAA license was recognized “based on” after a practical and minor theoretical exam by the Swiss authorities. To be able to fly my N-registered Meridian legally, I needed to add the single-engine portion to my FAA commercial. To complete the multi-cultural roller coaster, about 10 years ago, EASA refused to recognize the “based on” from FAA and validated it only after a set of their own theoretical exams were accomplished. Today, after the introduction of EASA’s full license compliance requirements for European Union resident pilots flying N-registered aircraft in Europe, and after 20-plus years of training and exams on both sides of the Atlantic, I’m in the comfortable position to have full EASA and FAA single- and multi-engine IFR commercial certificates. We’re still waiting for an FAA/EASA-coordinated curriculum and jurisdiction.

Andre Mueller
Comm-Multi-Inst. Piper Meridian
Owner & Pilot
MullAir
Weggis, Switzerland

 

For me, flying started out as a hobby, and then I decided to pursue it as a career. I joined the Civil Air Patrol in Loveland CO in 1982. I soloed at 15 years old in a Piper J3 Cub. Later, I attended Aims Community college in Greeley CO from 1987 through 1989. In 1994 I bought an airplane and finished building time. I had the chance to get a job as a line crew at a local FBO that had a sister company. An opening came up to fly a King Air 200 in 1998. I was able to move up through the company from Hawkers through Gulfstream II, III, IV, G550, G650, and Bombardier Global Express aircraft.

Jeffrey Poynton
ATP. Gulfstream G450
Captain
EJM
Beacon Falls CT

 

My career started when I attended a program called Airline Preparation Program, provided at a flight school in Scottsdale AZ. This led me to obtain my multi-engine, instrument, commercial, and CFII ratings. Afterwards, I worked as a flight instructor in California, but eventually returned to my home country, working my way up from flying Mooneys, Piper Senecas, Cheyennes, and Learjets, to now Dassault Falcon jets.

Ulrich Kahl
ATP/CFII. Falcon 8X/7X/2000 EASy
Captain
Air Alsie
Cologne, Germany

 

Joined the US Navy and began flight training in Pensacola FL in June 1969, receiving my Wings of Gold in February 1971. I flew as a North American Aviation T-28 Trojan flight instructor, and then i flew Lockheed P-3C Orions on active duty, and P-3Bs and Beechcraft C-12B Hurons in the reserves. Later, I flew for a short time with Trans International Airlines (TIA) on Lockheed L-188s, and then with General Motors for 30 years. Since retiring from GM in 2006, I flew for General Dynamics on their research Convair CV-580 for 18 months, and the Haworth Corporation as a contract pilot on their Gulfstream G450 for 6 years. Since 2007, I’ve been flying as a volunteer pilot in command with the Yankee Air Museum at YIP (Detroit MI) on their Douglas C-47 Skytrain. All of that beat “w-o-r-k-i-n-g” for a living!

Howard Rundell
ATP.  Douglas C-47 Skytrain
Volunteer C-47 PIC
Yankee Air Museum
Ypsilanti MI

 

US Army initial entry rotary-wing training at Fort Rucker AL allowed me to became a pilot. Although my plan was not to be a career pilot at the time, the quality of training, the instructors stuck with me in a lifetime of flying. After that introduction, I couldn’t imagine doing anything else, and have been flying both fixed- and rotary-wing aircraft, instructing, and performing aviation accident investigations.

Greg Calvert
ATP/Helo. Airbus H135
Air Ambulance Pilot
GMR
Christiansburg VA

 

While working as an aircraft technician for a corporate operator, I became a professional pilot. I obtained my commercial multi-engine and flight instructor certificates on my own over the course of my maintenance career. Then, I started working as a part-time instructor during evening and weekends. Flying professionally was not really a goal. I just accumulated ratings and rented planes as a hobby. When the flight department I worked for needed a pilot, I was fortunate to be asked if I’d be interested in flying for the company. I was sent to FSI and earned an second in command rating on the Gulfstream V. We operate 3 Gulfstream G550s, and over the course of my first year flying, I transitioned away from aircraft maintenance and became a full-time pilot. It’s been almost 10 years of flying professionally, and I am very grateful for the opportunities and support the company has given me over the years.

Scott Sorensen
ATP/CFII/A&P. Gulfstream G550
Senior Captain & Flight Ops Leader
Valero Energy
San Antonio TX

 

Salem Aviation at SLE (Salem OR) is where I learned to fly at the young age of 15. I soloed on my 16th birthday, and got my private license on my 17th birthday. I obtained a commercial at 18 and a CFI at the age of 20. My first corporate job was with Dow in 1976, and retired from there in 2005. Later, I moved to Kalispell MT, as director of operations at Semitool. I’m still flying as an independent corporate pilot in Citation CJs and a Falcon 900B. I’ve done professional training at FSI, CAE Simuflite, and LOFT.

Frank Hale
ATP/Helo. Falcon 900 & Citation CJ2
Independent Corporate Pilot
AMC LLC
Kalispell MT

 

When I saw an airplane for the very first time, I decided to become a pilot. It was the beginning of my dream. And I went to a flight school not too far from my city to learn to fly and receive my training.

Francisco Noleto
Comm-Multi-Inst. Phenom 100
Captain
Dimensão Aços Planos
São Luis MA, Brazil