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LTC Tanya Estes

LTC Tanya Estes

  • Officer in Charge
  • Licenses / Ratings:
    • Commercial Airplane Single 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, Cessna-150, C-152, C-172, C-182, PA-28, DA-20, DA-40, Wright 1902 Glider, Wright 1903 Flyer, TH-67

LTC Rich Melnyk
 
LTC 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


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