Five on the Fly

Five on the Fly: Bailey Scheel

Five on the Fly: Bailey Scheel

WHO: Bailey Scheel COMPANY: Garmin International POSITION: Senior Programs Manager & Systems Engineer, Aviation Systems & Programs HOMEBASE: Olathe, KS RATINGS: Private Pilot 1) What led you to pursue a career in engineering in the aviation sector? I grew up flying with my grandfather in the backcountry of Idaho, Washington and Oregon in his Cessna 180 – Read More

Five on the Fly: Mark Pestal

Five on the Fly: Mark Pestal

WHO: Mark Pestal COMPANY: AeroAngel POSITION: President/Founder HOMEBASE: KAPA / Denver, Colorado   1. What led you to form AeroAngel in 2010?  As a board member for a volunteer pilot organization, I saw an unmet need to provide a higher level of service to children needing to access critical but distant medical care by using more Read More

Five on the Fly: Daniel Cheung

Five on the Fly: Daniel Cheung

WHO: Daniel Cheung COMPANY: Aviation Tax Consultants POSITION: CPA, Aviation Tax Planning Expert HOMEBASE: Columbus, Indiana and Scottsdale, Arizona (SDL) 1. What does Aviation Tax Consultants do and what is your role? ATC works with business aircraft owners to structure their ownership to be tax efficient and at the same time compliant with federal and state tax laws Read More

Five on the Fly: Samantha Lohse

WHO: Samantha Lohse POSITION: Senior Program Manager HOMEBASE: White Plains, NY 1. Can you summarize the history and mission of Corporate Angel Network (CAN)? Corporate Angel Network arranges free travel on business aircraft for cancer patients traveling to and from treatment. Established in 1981, Corporate Angel Network has arranged more than 60,000 flights and continues to Read More

Five on the Fly: Matt Stringfellow

Five on the Fly: Matt Stringfellow

WHO: Matt Stringfellow POSITION: Managing Partner HOMEBASE: Chicago Executive Airport (Old Palwaukee, KPWK) RATINGS: ATP, CFI, CFII, MEI 1. Can you describe your introduction to general aviation?   I took my first flight when I was 13; it was a tour of Boulder, CO, where I grew up. From there, I was hooked and used the money Read More