About Us

Gerald Gitner, Chairman

Gerry has served as Chairman and CEO of TWA, Chairman of Kitty Hawk, Inc., co-founder and President of People Express, President of Texas Air (Continental Airlines), Vice Chairman Pan Am World Airways,Chief Financial Officer of Pan American World Airlines, CEO of Pan Am World Services, and has served as director in over 30 publicly traded and privately owned corporations.

Steven Markhoff, Director, President & CEO

Steve has over 22 years executive experience in the airline industry having served in executive roles including, General Counsel, Chief Operating Officer, President and Vice President at airlines including: ValuJet, Mesa Air Group, Hawaiian Airlines, Kitty Hawk, Inc. and as a division VP at Caesars Entertainment. Most recently Steve led the FAA 121 certification of the first airline to be certificated under the FAA’s Safety Management System rules. Steve is also type rated in the Boeing 737 and holds Airline Transport Pilot and Certified Flight Instructors certificates.

James Sturgis, Director

Jim recently retired from Southwest Airlines where he was a corporate officer in the maintenance and engineering departments. Prior to Southwest Jim was President and a founder of CAVOK a global aviation consulting firm acquired by Oliver Wyman, a division of Marsh & McLennan. Prior to Cavok, Jim served at Director of Operations for American Eagle

Marshall Shelstrom, Chief Flight Instructor

Marshall has extensive experience in commercial aviation as both a flight instructor and as a commercial pilot.  Marshall is type rated in the Saab 340. Marshall holds FAA commercial a rating and AGI, IGI, CFI and CFII instructor ratings.