I have been a pilot for most of my adult life with experience in both small aircraft and 30 years of airline flying. I spent 23 years in the Air National Guard in which I flew C130 aircraft. During my last years in the guard I performed several non-flying duties to include developing training sites in central Minnesota. I will start out as the president of the board but will depend heavily on the other board members for guidance as we move forward.
Cheryl is a former school teacher of 33 years who retired this spring. She will be performing corporate communications and will oversee accounting with oversight from Spiker accounting firm in Prior lake MN.
Kristine is currently a Sr. IT Project Manager at Ecolab. She is based in Titusville, FL. She has 15+ years of marketing and communications experience and helps to ensure our many marketing channels are up-to-date.
Paul also provides technical guidance with simulator development. He also provides detailed satellite imaging for training locations. He was in the Navy, an ER nurse and owned and operated a computer company in California. He resides in Sacramento, California.
After various activities and leadership roles Alex Mason attended Airline Transport Professionals (ATP)Flight School. He obtained every rating from Private Single Engine to Multi Engine CFI, CFII and CFI Singe Engine. He then became an instructor and CFI Initial Instructor with ATP. He worked with ATP out of RIC, RDU, FLL, TPA, JAX, ATL, DFW, and out of their headquarters in Jacksonville Beach, Florida. He also worked as a CFI and curriculum developer at Crosswinds Flight School in Howell Michigan.
In the airlines Alex worked as a pilot recruiter, pilot interviewer, Assistant Fleet and Standards Manager, Minneapolis Airport Commission representative and ALPA Safety representative. He currently works in the Flight Standards department for an airline as a Line Check Airmen and Captain.
Crystal was a previous flight attendant with Delta Airlines. She began her flight training a couple years back and partnered with Virtual Aviation and is now a first officer at Endeavor Airlines based in Chanhassen, MN.