Oak Air - Pilots
Richard M. Smith, Chief Pilot
- Started flying in 1973 piloting C-150, Cherokee 180, Bonanza, and Apache Aircraft during training.
- Reliance Electric – Dispatcher, Co-Pilot, Captain (CE 500, 501, Sabre 65)
- America West Airlines – First Officer (Boeing 737/200, 300)
- Village Transport (Progressive Insurance) Captain (HS-125/400)
- BP America 1st Officer, Captain (HS 125-700, Falcon 50)
- Business Aircraft Group-Chief Pilot (Falcon 50/900, HS125/700, Mitsubishi Diamond, Citation II and V Ultra)
- Oak Air, Ltd. Captain, Chief Pilot Challenger 600-604
Thomas Tector, III
- Private license in 1987, Instrument rating 1991, Commercial 1992, Flight instructor 1993, Multi-Engine in 1993, ATP Rating 1998
- Flew Piper Aztec from 1994-1995
- Flew Lear 25 and Falcon 10 from 1997-2000
- Flew Diamond/Beechjet/Hawker from 2000-2007
- Currently flying Challenger 604
Daniel E. Morris
- Started flight training with Lorain, OH-based Hurst Aviation.
- Earned a B.S. Aviation Science degree with St. Louis University, Parks College of Engineering and Aviation.
- Pilot for Canton-based Castle Aviation flying the Cessna Caravan and Aerostar.
- Then flew a Diamond Jet for a private company before joining Oak Air, Ltd.
Ken Hanson, Director of Operations / Pilot
- 1983 Graduate of Kent State University with BS in Aerospace Technology.
- Stayed at KSU as Assistant Chief until 1986.
- From 1986 to 1998 worked for Corporate Wings in several aircraft and titles including Training Officer and Regional Chief Pilot.
- In 1998 created Oak Air, Ltd. operating with a Challenger 600 and 604.
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