A Corporate Pilot by trade, I started my aviation career in May of 1967 by learning to fly in Spanaway, Washington. After obtaining my Private, Commercial Licenses and my Flight Instructor rating, I became a Flight Instructor for Tahoma Flying Service, teaching flight and ground training for the same school in which I learned to fly. From there I went to Twin City Airways in Chehalis, Washington to be their Chief Flight Instructor. After that, I moved to Napa to be an instructor for Japan Air Lines.
After many years and 6000 hours of flight instruction, I began my corporate flying career as Chief Pilot for Loomix, Inc. in Arroyo Grande, California. Loomix's first aircraft was a Cessna Turbo 310Q. I thought I had died and gone to heaven. There have been a few more companies and aircraft since then. In chronological order, here they are:
- Loomix Inc. - Cessna 310, Cessna 340
- Stauffer Chemical Company - Cessna Citation
- Kaiser Air - Cessna Citation, Lear 35, Gulfstream II & III
- McBail Company - Cessna Citation, Westwind 2
- Concord Jet Service - Citation III, Bonanza 36
- Aviation Methods - Silicon Graphics Gulfstream II
- Franklin Templeton - Gulfstream III
- TAG Aviation USA - Challenger 601-3R
Since I began my flying career I have been fortunate to have flown 69 types of aircraft and have logged over 16,500 flying hours and have done quite a bit of travelling. My current position for TAG Aviation USA is a Lead Captain on a Challenger 601-3R. This is an exciting opportunity and has taken me to some interesting places. Click here for some information on the Challenger and some pictures. Check back later for pictures from some recent trips.
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