Five on the Fly

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

Five on the Fly: Dick Knapinski

Five on the Fly: Dick Knapinski

WHO: Dick Knapinski POSITION: EAA Director of Communications HOMEBASE: Oshkosh, Wisconsin RATINGS: Private Pilot Certificate 1. Can you describe your current role and responsibilities with EAA?    As director of communications, my role is developing and distributing EAA’s messaging to external parties, which is a very long list. Along with our 220,000 members, there is the Read More

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