Five on the Fly

Five on the Fly

Five on the Fly

WHO: Lynn Nichols Homebase: Dwight D. Eisenhower National Airport Wichita, KS POSITION: Chairman/CEO of Yingling Aviation, a 71-year-old company Board Member, Doc’s Friends and GAMA RATINGS: Private, Multi-Engine, Instrument 1. Can you summarize Yingling’s history serving the aviation community? Where do you envision the company going in the future? Since 1946, Yingling Aviation has provided Read More

Five on the Fly

Five on the Fly

Some of the volunteer members of the PALS Sky Hope disaster relief team assembled during the recent efforts following Hurricane Harvey. WHO: Robin Eissler WHERE: Georgetown, Texas POSITION: COO of jetAVIVA CAREER HIGHLIGHTS: Founder and Program Director PALS Sky Hope Disaster Relief Program Private Pilot 1. You’ve been in aircraft sales for more than 20 years. Can Read More

Five on the Fly

Five on the Fly

WHO: Bart Jones WHERE: Vero Beach, FL POSITION: Piper Aircraft Chief Pilot, Senior Manager of Production Flight Test CAREER HIGHLIGHTS: Ratings: Seaplane, Tailwheel, Single-Engine Commercial and Multi-Engine ATP Hours: 10,000+ 1. You’ve been at Piper more than 28 years. Can you describe your start at the company? I was hired into the training department in Read More

Five on the Fly

Five on the Fly

WHO: Dr. Shelly deZevallos WHERE: Houston, Texas POSITION: President of West Houston Airport / Principal at Independent Mortgage Company CAREER HIGHLIGHTS: NBAA Board Member / Founding Member and President of Texans for General Aviation Ratings: Glider, SEL, MEL, IFR, Commercial Hours: 4,000+ 1. As a third-generation pilot, aviation is in your blood. How does aviation play a role Read More

Jet Journal: Five on the Fly

Jet Journal: Five on the Fly

WHO: Deon Mitton WHERE: Los Angeles, California POSITION: Director of service reliability engineering at Sony PlayStation, Aviation photographer CAREER HIGHLIGHTS: Commercial land / seaplane, Private pilot helicopter, Tailwheel 1. When did you first enter the aerial photography scene? I started in 1993 as soon as I earned my pilot’s license. Photography has always been a passion of mine and once Read More