Gerald Gitner, Chairman
Gerry has served as Chairman and CEO of TWA, Chairman of Kitty Hawk, Inc., co-founder and President of People Express, President of Texas Air (Continental Airlines), Vice Chairman Pan Am World Airways,Chief Financial Officer of Pan American World Airlines, CEO of Pan Am World Services, and has served as director in over 30 publicly traded and privately owned corporations.
Steven Markhoff, Director, President & CEO
Steve has over 22 years executive experience in the airline industry having served in executive roles including, General Counsel, Chief Operating Officer, President and Vice President at airlines including: ValuJet, Mesa Air Group, Hawaiian Airlines, Kitty Hawk, Inc. and as a division VP at Caesars Entertainment. Most recently Steve led the FAA 121 certification of the first airline to be certificated under the FAA’s Safety Management System rules. Steve is also type rated in the Boeing 737 and holds Airline Transport Pilot and Certified Flight Instructors certificates.
Robert Campbell, Director
Robert is an investment banker currently with Boustead Securities with a focus on airline and aviation companies. Robert began his career as an accountant with Peat, Marwick, Mitchell & Co (KPMG) and is a CPA. Robert also holds FINRA Series 7, 63 & 79 licenses.
John Amundsen, Chief Flight Instructor
John Amundsen has more than 40 years in the aviation industry and over 12,000 logged hours of flight time. John operated a flight school in Michigan prior to opening Tailwheels Etc. in Florida, where he developed the original Accelerated Flight Training Program. His other experiences included being a Line Pilot, flying cargo for UPS, and Chief Pilot for Classic Air Services. John is also a Gold Seal Flight Instructor, holding ATP, CFI, CFII, MEI, AGI, IGI ratings, and is a long standing member of many aviation organizations including, EAA, AOPA, SPA, NAFI, SAFE, and FSANA.