Five on the Fly

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

Five on the Fly: Don Sumple

Five on the Fly: Don Sumple

WHO: Don Sumple POSITION: Executive Director, Angel Flight Central HOMEBASE: Kansas City, MO     1. Can you summarize the mission of Angel Flight Central (AFC)?  Angel Flight Central serves people in need by arranging charitable flights for health care or other humanitarian purposes with the help of volunteer pilots. Angel Flight Central serves 10 states Read More

Five on the Fly: David Crockett

Five on the Fly: David Crockett

WHO: David Crockett POSITION: Regional Aircraft Sales Manager, Cutter Aviation, TBM HOMEBASE: San Antonio, TX RATINGS: Commercial ASEL AMEL CFII ASEL HOURS: 7,300 (with 3,000+ hours in TBMs)   1. Can you summarize Cutter Aviation’s history serving the aviation community?  Cutter is the oldest, continuously operated family-owned aircraft sales and service company in the world, having Read More