Five on the Fly

Five on the Fly: Major Rudy J. Belew

Five on the Fly: Major Rudy J. Belew

WHO: Major Rudy J. Belew COMPANY: Kansas Air National Guard POSITION: KC-135R Pilot and OST Chief of Aircrew Training HOMEBASE: Topeka Regional Airport (KFOE) RATINGS: FAA – Commercial, Multi-Engine and Instrument;  Military – Instructor/Evaluator Pilot HOURS: 2500 1. What led you to pursue a career in aviation? I grew up in an aviation family and began Read More

Five on the Fly: Kandi Spangler

Five on the Fly: Kandi Spangler

WHO: Kandi Spangler COMPANY: jetAVIVA POSITION: Sales Director HOMEBASE: Denver, Rocky Mountain Metropolitan Airport (KBJC) RATINGS: PPL, Instrument HOURS: 850 1. Can you describe your aviation background?  I first fell in love with aviation in 1992 after experiencing a nighttime training flight in a C172 with a high school friend of mine. So, I borrowed money Read More

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