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What is a Navigator?
Some of the best flights are relived by telling the story to others. Our Navigators are not only those who live the Pilot Your Own Adventure lifestyle, but are also great storytellers. We hope they inspire your own adventures.
Home Airport: CYOW
Fun Fact: If I wasn’t training to become a Pilot, I would most likely end up as an Air Traffic Controller. Radios are one of my favorite aspects of flying, especially while talking to an ATC unit! (It makes me feel very “official”!)
Ratings: Commercial Pilot - Rotorcraft, Helicopter; Instrument Helicopter; Private Privileges - Airplane Single Engine Land; Flight Instructor - Rotorcraft, Helicopter; Instrument Helicopter; Chief Pilot and Company Check Airman for FAR 135, 133, 137 in the AS350B2, Robinson R66, Robinson R44 for my company, Vertical Solutions, AKA VSHelicopters in Valdez, Alaska.
Home Airport: PAVD or VDZ
Fun Fact: My favorite thing besides flying is yoga, so while waiting for my geologist passengers on mountain tops, I set up my camera and take yoga pics in epic places. It's way more fun than taking naps!
Ratings: Commercial Pilot with Instrument Rating
Home Airport: N14
Fun Fact: I once flew 4 different aircraft on the same day.
Andrew McNamara and Maverick the Dog
Ratings: Seaplane Rating, Tailwheel
Home Airport: CYKF
Fun Fact: Maverick and I compete in Obedience and Rally Obedience dog competitions
Ratings: ASEL, Instrument Rating
Home Airport: I69
Fun Fact: Since buying my RV-7A in the fall of 2016 I’ve flown to 32 of 42 air shows I’ve announced! In 2017 alone I racked up more hours than in my previous 4 years of flying.