Five on the Fly

Five on the Fly: Patty Wagstaff

Five on the Fly: Patty Wagstaff

WHO: Patty Wagstaff POSITION: President, Patty Wagstaff Airshows Inc., Manager, Patty Wagstaff Aviation Safety, LLC HOMEBASE: St. Augustine, Florida RATINGS: ASEL, ASES, AMEL, Commercial/Instrument, CFII, Commercial Rotorcraft; Type Ratings in G-TBM, L-39, T-28 and Tucano HOURS: 11,500  1. Can you walk us through a typical week in the life of Patty Wagstaff?    My primary job is operating an aerobatic school Read More

Five on the Fly: Jo Kimbell

Five on the Fly: Jo Kimbell

WHO: Jo Kimbell POSITION: Senior Interior Design Specialist, Textron Aviation HOMEBASE: Wichita, KS   1. You have dedicated nearly four decades to business aviation, predominantly at Beechcraft. What aspects of the company and industry have had you hooked? Wow, when you put it into decades, it makes me seem old. But time has flown by; I Read More

Five on the Fly: Todd Simmons

Five on the Fly: Todd Simmons

WHO: Todd Simmons POSITION: President of Customer Experience, Cirrus Aircraft HOMEBASE: Knoxville, TN (KTYS) RATINGS: Private, Instrument, Vision Jet SF50 Type Rating, Glider Rating FLIGHT HOURS: 2,300 1. Can you describe your current role at Cirrus Aircraft and what “customer experience” entails? Customer experience describes all of the touch points for our customers – or as Read More

Five on the Fly: Susan Carastro

Five on the Fly: Susan Carastro

  WHO: Susan Carastro POSITION: Veterinary Ophthalmologist, Owner-Pilot HOMEBASE: West Palm Beach, FL (LNA) RATINGS: CFI, MEI, ATP FLIGHT HOURS: 2,300   1. Can you describe your introduction to general aviation?  Aviation is in my DNA. My father was a pilot in the Air Force while my mother got her private ticket in 1956 and Read More

Five on the Fly: Guido Warnecke

WHO: Guido Warnecke POSITION: Worldwide Ferry Pilot, Owner of GW Aerologistics LLC HOMEBASE: Danbury, CT (KDXR) RATINGS: ATPL (SACAA and FAA) with types in BE30, CE-525, CE-500, G159, GLF2 FLIGHT HOURS: 10,000+   1. Can you describe your introduction to general aviation? I was born and raised in Germany and was always fascinated by flying, mainly Read More