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“Skyline was able to get me to my meeting in Northern Vermont on time with no advance notice! I was back in my office in Central Massachusetts that afternoon — 2 hours ahead of my anticipated return. This allowed me to attend another meeting that I would've normally missed. The time savings alone was well worth the trip. With their new aircraft, it was a very comfortable, professional, and pleasurable flight.”
— Jon L. Heslin
“A recent trip involved picking up three people, all at different locations. The three travelers were picked up in NH, MA and CT, dropped off for a meeting in NYC, and then returned to their original locations. Skyline got us where we needed to be on time and without a hitch. They keep abreast of current weather conditions and stay in touch with their passengers to keep them up to date on any changes that might be necessary. The pilots are very personable and professional and have continually provided a comfortable flying experience.”
— John R. Siemienowicz
Ken Brown - Director of Operations, Pilot
Ken learned the value of personal flight back in the 90’s. With family in Massachusetts and business in Pennsylvania – an airplane was the only way to make it work. Now with advanced FAA licenses and thousands of flying hours under his belt, Ken is the number one advocate for using advanced aircraft for smart business travel. He has owned and managed several businesses and appreciates all the advantages that personal flight gives to the savvy business traveler.
Ken can’t stay away from mechanical things. Today’s sophisticated aircraft and yesterday’s classic cars and buses keep him going.
Steve Bennett - Chief Pilot
Steve has been an active pilot for over 30 years, holds FAA Commercial, Instrument and Flight Instructor ratings, and has accumulated over 6,000 hours of flight experience.
As an electrical engineer, Steve has worked in the field of aviation electronics since 1992. He was a member of the design team for some of the equipment currently installed in our state-of-the-art Cirrus aircraft.
Whether exploring small airports throughout the Northeast, taking flying vacations to the Bahamas or just hosting hangar parties on Friday nights, Steve and his family have made aviation a central part of their lives.
Richard B. Riley - Pilot
Richard, nicknamed Bo, has been an active pilot for more than ten years. He has an FAA Commercial Pilot license and is a Certified Flight Instructor. Bo has flown more than 2,000 hours in many different aircraft.
Bo’s interests don’t stop at flying. Not only is Bo a professional musician who plays the French Horn, he also handcrafts harpsichords. Bo has performed as a soloist, played with the Boston Pops, Boston Ballet, Boston Philharmonic, and nearly 20 other orchestras.
When not flying or performing, you can find Bo riding his BMW motorcycle, target shooting, or vacationing at his island home in Maine.
Ed Ritchey - Pilot
has been a lifelong aviation enthusiast. He retired from a career with the
FAA as an air traffic controller in 2014. Ed holds FAA Air Transport,
Commercial, Instrument, and Flight Instructor Pilot certificates, has been
flying for over 30 years, and has more than 2600 hours of flight experience
in a variety of aircraft including gliders.
Rich Brachold - Pilot
has been a pilot since 1975. He holds Airline Transport,
Commercial, Instrument and Flight Instructor ratings. He also has a type
rating in Cessna Citations. His long time passion for flying started in a
1946 Cessna 140 "tail-dragger" at a grass strip on Cape Cod.
Kurt Traffie - Pilot
Kurt has been an active pilot for the last 20 years and holds FAA Commercial and Instrument ratings. He knows first-hand the benefits of using private aviation for business travel – as a principal in his family’s construction business, Kurt has often flown his own plane to out-of-the-way places to support projects.
“Whether it’s a university library in western New York or a private estate in coastal Maine, delaying a construction project costs money. Using these airplanes lets me visit the job sites quickly and efficiently to resolve disruptions and keep things moving,” says Kurt.
Having piloted a variety of small airplanes, Kurt appreciates the safety and comfort of our Cirrus aircraft.
He adds, “The sophistication of the Cirrus equipment far surpasses anything I've seen before. This is a serious travelling airplane."
Gary Rabidou - Pilot
Gary joined Skyline in 2015 after an extremely intense ten years of building his aviation skills. He has been very active as a flight instructor, both for people first learning to fly and for advanced instrument work as well.
He disguises himself as a Program Manager for a local high-tech company during the week, but Gary comes back to life at the airport. Skyline's clients and Gary's own students both benefit from his aviation knowledge and his mastery of the art of flying.
Gary, his wife and two small children enjoy travelling around New England in their own Piper Arrow.
Devan Weibe - Pilot
Devan has been an active pilot for more than ten years. He holds an FAA Airline Transport Pilot license as well as Commercial Glider and Sea Plane ratings and is a Certified Flight Instructor. Devan has flown more than 4,000 hours in many different aircraft.
He also is a member of the FAA Safety Team, or FAAST, in the Boston area. In addition to flying passengers, Devan enjoys teaching beginner and advanced students at a flight school in MA, towing gliders, and ferrying planes across the country for private owners.
On the rare occasion you can find Devan on the ground, he can be found teaching firearms classes as a MA State Police certified instructor, or directing and designing lights for a musical theater production company in Concord, MA. Devan enjoys riding his motorcycle, target shooting at the range, and spending most of his day in airplanes.
Mary Bruno and Robin Merlo – Flight Coordinators
Mary and Robin work with Skyline's customers to build the itinerary that best meets their travel needs. They make sure passengers have all of the necessary information regarding their flight, assist with ground transportation at their destination, and do whatever else is necessary to make their Skyline flight experience hassle-free. In addition, they schedule our pilots and airplanes, and handle other back office functions such as billing and FAA compliance.
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