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LTC Tanya Estes

LTC Tanya Estes

  • Officer in Charge
  • Licenses / Ratings:
    • Commercial Airplane Single Engine Land, Airplane Multi-Engine Land, Rotorcraft - Helicopter
    • Instrument Airplane & Helicopter
    • Flight Instructor:  Airplane Single Engine & Instrument Airplane
    • Instructor Pilot, Army, AH-64A
  • Hours:
    • Total:  1100+
    • PIC:  750+
    • Instructor:  200+
  • Aircraft:  AH-64A, OH-58C, C150, C152, C172, C182, PA28, DA20, DA40, PA34, Wright 1902 Glider, Wright 1903 Flyer, TH-67

LTC Rich Melnyk
 
COL Rich Melnyk
  • Assistant Officer in Charge
  • Licenses / Ratings:
    • Commercial Airplane Single Engine Land, Multi-Engine Airplane
    • Instrument Rotorcraft - Helicopter and Airplane
    • Helicopter Type Rating: BE20
  • Hours:
    • Total: 2000+
    • Rotorcraft: 700+
    • Single-Engine Airplane: 400+
    • Multi-Engine Airplane: 800+
    • PIC:  500+
    • Combat: 500+
  • Aircraft:  OH-58C, TH-67, AH-64A, C-182, C-12C/D, RC-12N, RC-12X, RC-12P, MC-12W, DA-20, PA-28


MAJ Andrew Kopeikin
 
MAJ Andrew Kopeikin
  • Assistant Officer in Charge
  • Licenses / Ratings:
    • Commercial Airplane Single Engine Land
    • Instrument Airplane
    • Flight Instructor: Airplane Single Engine & Instrument Airplane
  • Hours:
    • Total: 500+
    • PIC:  410+
    • Instructor: 150+
  • Aircraft:  PA28, C172, C150/152, PA28-150(Ski), C172(Float), R-22, F-15D, SR-22, KR-03A


CW4 Michael Rutledge

CW4 Michael Rutledge

  • Assistant Officer in Charge
  • Licenses / Ratings:
    • Commercial Multi-Engine Land/Sea, Airplane Single Engine Land/Sea, Tailwheel, Rotorcraft Instrument
    • Flight Instructor:  Airplane Single Engine, Instrument, Seaplane, Tailwheel, Rotorcraft-Instrument
    • Glider Tow
    • Part 137 Aerial Applicator
    • Advanced Ground Instructor
    • FAA Safety Counselor
    • FAA Formation and Safety Team Check Pilot
    • Instructor Pilot, Army, CH-47D/F, MH-47E/G
  • Hours:
    • Total:  4500+
    • PIC:  3800+
    • Instructor: 350+
    • Combat: 600+
  • Aircraft:  UH-1, AH-1, UH-60A/L, OH-6, CH-47D/F, MH-47E/G, UH-72A, C-12, all Cessna 100-series, Piper J-3 Cub, PA-18, PA-25, Champion 7AC, 7ECA, 8KCAB, Boeing Stearman, North American AT-6, T-28C, Air Tractor AT-301, AT-502A

CW2 Mark Vester
 
CW2 Mark Vester
  • Assistant Officer in Charge
  • Licenses / Ratings:
    • Commercial Rotorcraft
    • Private Pilot Single-Engine Land
    • Instrument Rotorcraft - Helicopter
    • Helicopter Type Rating: BE20
  • Hours:
    • Total: 1400+
    • Rotorcraft: 700+
    • PIC:  1100+
  • Aircraft:  LUH-72A, OH-58D, TH-67, PA-28, DA-20


 
 

Captain Sam Dawson
 
Captain Sam Dawson
  • Assistant Officer in Charge
  • Licenses / Ratings:
    • Airline Transport Pilot Multi-Engine Land
    • Commercial Airplane Single Engine Land, Rotorcraft - Helicopter, Rotorcraft Instrument
    • Flight Instructor: Airplane Single Engine, Instrument, Multi-Engine, Rotorcraft - Instrument
    • FAA Safety Counselor
    • IAC Smooth Primary and Smooth Awards
    • 2x Master Instructor
    • Instructor Pilot, US Army, UH-60A/L
  • Hours:
    • Total: 9700+
    • PIC:  8200+
    • Instructor: 2700+
  • Aircraft: TH-55, UH-1, UH-60A/L, MH-60L, OH-6/MD-500, MI-17, all Cessna 100-series, all Cessna 200-series, Cessna 310, Cessna 414, Diamond DA40, DA-42, Mooney M-20 series, BE-95, V-35, T-34B, Piper J-3 Cub, PA-18, PA-23, PA-28, PA-32/32R, PA-34, PA-44, PA-46, American Champion 7AC, 7ECA, 8KCAB, SU-29, Stinson SR-9, Pitts S2B, ATR-72, CRJ-200/700/900