Licenses and Ratings: ATP, RTR ATP, CFI, CFII, MEI, MEL, Cirrus Standardized Instructor Pilot (CSIP), CPL, IR
Number of Years Flying: 44 years
Short Bio: Tom is the Chief Flight Instructor and Director of Coastal City Aviation. Tom has an extensive background in Aviation, and Business. His first aviation job was as a flight instructor at The Ohio State University in 1976. Throughout his career, he has worked as a charter, corporate and commuter airline pilot. He has also flown EMS and aerial application helicopters, and has had a lifelong interest in aerobatics. Among other achievements, Tom implemented and directed the original Grant Medical Center LifeFlight Helicopter program, which became MedFlight on the north side of KOSU in Columbus, Ohio. In addition to being the director of Coastal City Aviation, Tom flight instructs, and flies the Cessna Citation Sovereign at NetJets. Tom and his wife Cheryl have three daughters. Tom enjoys time with his family, friends, dogs and horses; and is active in fitness, shooting sports, scuba diving, kayaking and camping.
Licenses and Ratings: CFI, CFII, CSIP, CPL, IR, MEL
Number of Years Flying: 18 years
Short Bio: Aaron is a flight instructor at Coastal City Aviation. Aaron is a veteran of the United States Coast Guard and after 11 years on active duty has chosen to pursue his passion for aviation full-time. Aaron’s first job flying was doing traffic reporting for the city of Chicago and then eventually for Boston while he was stationed there for the Coast Guard. Throughout his career, he’s mainly done traffic reporting jobs, contract pilot work for various people in the Charleston, SC area, and flight instructing. Aaron and his wife Alison and son Christian have lived in the Charleston area for 3 years and have no plans on leaving! When Aaron isn’t flying the Cirrus Aircraft he owns, he loves to run, play guitar, and listen to music.