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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 Pilot
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

MOLLY MORAN

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Full-Time Flight Instructor 

"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

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KAI WESSEL

Full-Time Flight Instructor 
CFII | MEI

When everything seems to be going against you, remember that aircraft take off against the wind, not with it.” – Henry Ford

Read more about Kai here

ROB BURRUS

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Part-Time Flight Instructor 
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

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ZAC FAIT

Part-Time Flight Instructor 

"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

RYAN DIMATTEO

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Assistant Chief Pilot
CFII

"My time so far in aviation has allowed me to explore places I may not have been able to if I chose another path."

Read more about Ryan here

ZACHARY BUZZELL

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Full-Time Flight Instructor 

"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

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

Read more about Derrick here

DERRICK CHOW

Part-Time Flight Instructor

BRIAN ELBERT

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Part-Time Flight Instructor 
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 

"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

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HUNTER NEALE

Part-Time Flight Instructor 

Bio coming soon...

MANAGERS & DISPATCHERS

TINA LAMONTAGNE

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General Manager 

"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 

"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 

"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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Seasonal Dispatcher 

"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

JOE DEVEAU

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Seasonal Dispatcher 

"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

DAN MEEKS

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Flight Operations Manager 

"As far back as I can remember, I have always wanted to fly. I actually started while I was in High School and have been in the air ever since.."

Read more about Dan here

KAMERON VIRKAITIS

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Maintenance Officer 

"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 

“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

ZACHARY SCHMOLKA

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Dispatcher 

"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

LISA BALCH

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Seasonal Dispatcher

"Always look up!"

 

 

Read more about Lisa Here

OUR VALUES

SAFETY 

EDUCATION  

COMMUNITY 

OPPORTUNITY  

INCLUSION

PROFESSIONALISM 

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