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

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GREG CRAVEN

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

MOLLY MORAN

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Full-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."

Read more about Molly 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

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.

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

MICHAEL GORHAM

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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

ZACHARY BUZZELL

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Full-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

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

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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

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

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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 & Pilot | 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

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

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

ANDREW KELLY

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Seasonal Dispatcher & 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

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ZACHARY SCHMOLKA

Dispatcher & 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

JOE DEVEAU

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Seasonal 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

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HUNTER SAXTON

Dispatcher & Student Pilot| PSM

"Growing up as the son of a pilot and flight attendant, my love and passion for aviation has always been strong and persistent."

Read more about Hunter here

LISA BALCH

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Dispatcher & Pilot | B19

"Always look up!"

 

 

Read more about Lisa Here

OUR VALUES

SAFETY 

EDUCATION  

COMMUNITY 

OPPORTUNITY  

INCLUSION

PROFESSIONALISM 

 
 

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