MEET THE CHI TEAM

THE FOUNDER OF CHI

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CHRIS HOSFORD

CHI Aerospace Founder & Owner

"I’ve found that learning to fly teaches important life-long lessons that are applicable to any endeavor. I sincerely hope that CHI Aerospace can help everyone connect to this wonderful sport and potential career."

- Chris Hosford

CHI’s founder and owner, Chris Hosford, built CHI Aerospace in hopes of helping individuals pursue their aviation aspirations, and promote aerospace safety and education for everyone.

FLIGHT INSTRUCTORS

GREG CRAVEN

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Chief Flight Instructor
CFII | MEI | B737 Type

“A mile of highway will take you a mile. A mile of runway will take you anywhere”

Read more about Greg here

ANDERS DACHSTEINER

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Full-Time Flight Instructor | PSM
CFII | MEI

"The more I was able to learn and fly, the more I fell in love with aviation. I knew I had found what really made me happy."

Read more about Anders here

ROBERT SCOTT

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Full-Time Flight Instructor | PSM 
CFII

"Growing up as a kid I was always fascinated with aviation and I knew that one day I was going to be a pilot."

Read more about Robert here

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MICHAEL GORHAM

Full-Time Flight Instructor | B19 & PSM

"Ever since my first flight, I’ve been hooked and I’m looking forward to advancing in my aviation career." 

Read more about Michael here

BRIAN ELBERT

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Part-Time Flight Instructor | PSM
CFII

"My passion for aviation began as a kid growing up on Air Force bases across the country. I lived under the traffic pattern and next to the flightline fueling my interest in aviation."

 

Read more about Brian here

SARAH MCCONN

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Full-Time Flight Instructor | PSM

"The excitement of the hustle and bustle of the airport and then finally walking onto the airplane, finding my seat, and relaxing as I watched the world as it passed below me was exciting to me."

Read more about Sarah here

DERRICK CHOW

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Check Airmen | Full time Flight Instructor | PSM

“We may have the smallest office, but we have the greatest view”

Read more about Derrick here

ROB BURRUS

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Part-Time Flight Instructor | PSM
CFI | CFII | MEI | ATP

"Having spent over 27 years in the military with multiple deployments to all corners of the world- combined with my commercial experience- I am still amazed by the opportunities that exist in aviation"

Read more about Rob here

MOLLY MORAN

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Part-Time Flight Instructor | PSM

"I began my career in aviation as a flight attendant with Delta Air Lines.  After three years traveling the globe, I decided to take a discovery flight to experience what it felt like to fly the plane rather than just sit in a jump seat. Needless to say, I was hooked!"

Read more about Molly here

ZAC FAIT

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Part-Time Flight Instructor | B19

"A career in aviation wasn’t on my radar until I was handed a gift certificate for a flight lesson in 2016.."

Read more about Zac here.

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DOMENIC LAFAUCI

Upset Recovery & Spin CFI | PSM

"Domenic is the Assistant Dean of aviation at Southern New Hampshire University, where he oversees the Aviation Operations and Management program, as well as the Unmanned Aerial Systems certificate program."

Read more about Domenic here

ZACHARY BUZZELL

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Part-Time Flight Instructor | PSM

"All it takes is a taste of being in the sky, and you’ll know if it’s something you’ll be hooked on for life."

Read more about Zachary here

MANAGERS & DISPATCHERS

TINA LAMONTAGNE

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General Manager & Pilot

"Being able to see the world from that viewpoint and having the freedom to fly anywhere made me immediately fall in love."

Read more about Tina here

JOSEPH PALMER

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Public Affairs & Safety Officer| PSM

"My motivation to serve has taught me a lot about myself and what my passions are. The passion that tops them all, is my passion for aviation."

Read more about Joseph here

LIAM MCINNIS

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Dispatcher & Pilot | PSM

"As a first generation Pilot, my path into the industry was a little different. My aviation journey was purely bred from my burning curiosity for any type of machinery that requires thorough engineering."

Read more about Liam here

ANDREW KELLY

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Dispatcher & Student Pilot | PSM

My first insight into the world of aviation was when my family and I would fly across the Atlantic to visit all my relatives in the UK....navigating the airport and the flight were some of my favorite parts of the trip!

Read more about Andrew here

KADIN VIRKAITIS

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Maintenance Technician  

When I was a kid I remember going to Dulles International Airport and watching the planes take off. I was fascinated that something so large could just fly away. As I got older, my love for aviation only grew.

Read more about Kadin here

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SHIRLEY DESCHENES

Dispatcher | B19

I am a proud veteran having served in the United States Army, Coast Guard Reserves and my forever favorite - United States Air Force Reserves, Westover ARB, Chicopee, MA.

Read more about Shirley here.

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ELORA MCCUDDY

Operations Manager & Pilot | PSM

“Everyday I feel fortunate that I have the opportunity to learn from, and be a part of, such a kind and passionate community of instructors, pilots, and students.”

Read more about Elora here

KAMERON VIRKAITIS

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Maintenance Officer | PSM

"My first trip to the National Air & Space museum in Washington, D.C. as a kid opened my eyes to the incredible world of aviation that I quickly fell in love with."

Read more about Kameron here

TRISTAN THIBEAULT

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Dispatcher & Pilot | PSM

“Flying is more than a sport and more than a job; flying is pure passion and desire, which fulfill a lifetime.”

Read more about Tristan here

JIMMY SCANLON

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Dispatcher | PSM

My introduction to aviation began when I was just 15 finishing my first year of high school. I had the opportunity to sign up for an Aviation Sciences course. Initially, I wasn't interested in this course...

Read more about Jimmy here

LISA BALCH

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Dispatcher & Pilot | B19

"Always look up!"

 

 

Read more about Lisa Here

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JOE DEVEAU

Dispatcher & Pilot | B19

"It's inspiring to get back to flying regularly again after retiring from full time teaching and building houses.

 Working to further aviation education/pilot training is the perfect second career move for me!"

Read more about Joe Here

OUR VALUES

SAFETY 

EDUCATION  

COMMUNITY 

OPPORTUNITY  

INCLUSION

PROFESSIONALISM 

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ZACHARY SCHMOLKA

Dispatcher & Stud Pilot | PSM

Ever since I was very little, I’ve loved aviation. Growing up just outside of NYC, I was able to spend hours on end riding the air train around JFK watching planes taxi, takeoff, and land. 

Read more about Zachary here.

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