|Delta Virtual Airlines STAFF ROSTER|
|email@example.com||Terry is the President of Delta Virtual Airlines. Terry. a food and beverage industry management consultant, and his wife live in Atlanta. He is an avid aviation enthusiast who started flight simming in the early days of MSFS 4.0 for DOS and Air Transport Pilot.|
Vice President (Training)
|firstname.lastname@example.org||Scott is Vice President of Training. As a Certified Flight Instructor, he leads our training team and is responsible for all of our pilot training programs. Interested in aviation since a child, he is a real world commercial, multi-engine, instrument rated pilot. Scott has been flight simming since SubLogic days. He is a manufacturers' representative for the marine, industrial and aviation industries, living in central Florida.|
|email@example.com||George Lewis is Vice President.
George served 12 years in the U.S. Air Force and now lives in northeast Tennessee where he is married and raising his 2 daughters bilingual in German and English. He has a real world PPL and hopes to buy his own airplane, preferably a Christen Eagle II, one day. He has been using flight sim since 1986 with the C64, Amiga and every Microsoft version since FS4 including Pro Pilot, Flight Unlimited and X-Plane. George works for a healthcare company, running their Information Technology department when he is not flying the Mighty 722. He also participates in online racing at iracing plus writes science fiction and fantasy in his spare time.
Vice President (Human Resources)
|firstname.lastname@example.org||Jim is our Vice President and Director of Human Resources. In addition he also is a CFI in our Flight Academy. He has had a love of airplanes since childhood. Jim became interested in simming several years ago but became hooked when he found Delta Virtual Airlines. He has 4 grown children, five grandchildren and lives with his wife in the Mid West.|
Vice President (Technology Officer)
|email@example.com||Ryan Watkins is the Vice President (Technology Officer) for Delta Virtual Airlines and Air France Virtual. He began his career in 2002 as a CRJ-200 pilot at Delta Virtual Airlines and was later tapped to lead the 737 program as Chief Pilot. In 2004 Ryan transferred to the newly created Air France Virtual Airlines as the A320 Chief Pilot. He also served as President of AFVA from 2008-2011.
Ryan is a US Air Force veteran. He was assigned to the U-2 program at Beale Air Force Base in northern California before being reassigned to Osan Air Base in the Republic of Korea, where he served his last years on Active Duty.
Ryan is the President of an information technology company in the Tampa bay area. An avid aviation enthusiast, he can usually be found during his down time at the Tampa airport spotting from the roof level parking or in the coffee shop in the landside terminal.
Vice President Director Operations
|Sterling_Widmer@DeltaVA.org||Sterling is the VP Director of Operations. He has been simming about 17 years and has always had a love for aviation. If he isn't flying or at the office, you can typically find him golfing, skiing, or attending a Utah State University basketball game. He has a retirement and estate planning practice, with clientele throughout Northern Utah, Idaho, Wyoming, and Colorado. Sterling, his wife, and their four daughters live in beautiful Cache Valley, about 90 miles north of Salt Lake City.|
Assistant Director Operations
|firstname.lastname@example.org||Don is Chief Pilot L-1011 program and an Assistant Director of Operations for DVA. He started in Flight Simulation in 1978 in the USAF as an F-4, F-16, T37, T38 Flight Simulator Technician. In 1990 he started work as a Flight Simulator Tech for Delta Airlines. When he's not flying Sims at work or at home, you can find Don somewhere down the road on a motorcycle trip.
He lives in Georgia with his wife, daughter, 5 cats and 5 dogs.
Director of Dispatch
|email@example.com||David Keech is Director of Dispatch. Since joining the VA in 2002, David has held many ranks and even passed the PPL course in the Flight Academy. He is formerly the VP of HR for the VA and recently returned to staff to head up the Dispatch Operations area.
David lives in Charlotte, NC with his wife and son.
Director Manual Services
|Andrew_Vane@DeltaVA.org||Andrew Vane is Director of Manual Services. He is responsible for maintaining Aircraft and Other Manuals. Andrew started flight simming with MSFS 2.0 in 1981 and flight simmed off and on throughout the years, joining DeltaVA in 2006, taking a leave of absence for a few years, and returning in 2012. When not sitting in his virtual 727, he is a water and sewer pipeline designer for an environmental engineering firm in Charlotte, NC where he lives with his wife and 4 children.|
|William_Chambers@DeltaVA.org||Will takes aviation seriously with more than 15 years flight simming starting with MS-DOS Flight Simulator to constructing a full-scale B737 flight deck in his basement. Delta Virtual Airlines is home for the past 5 years where he headed up for a period of time the combined B757/B767 program. For the past 2 years, Will was the chief pilot of the 767 program. Will and his wife live in Birmingham where he is a prosecutor for the Department of Justice.|
Assistant Director Operations
|Alan_Cluff@DeltaVA.org||Alan Cluff is an Assistant Director of Operations.|
Assistant Director Human Relations
|firstname.lastname@example.org||Horacio is an Assistant Director of Human Resources. He's been involved in FS since the days of FS 98, going through every version of it until FSX. He's an ophthalmic surgeon and professor of Ophthalmology in Universidad Autonoma de San Luis Potosí, in Central México.|
Editor Delta Fly!
|Sean_Duffy@DeltaVA.org||A FS pilot for nearly 10 years, Sean is a business development specialist in the public safety sector, owner of a small photography and design studio, and a former award-winning sports photojournalist with The Philadelphia Inquirer. He also worked as an editor, writer, design editor and photo editor with newspapers in New Jersey, Alabama and South Carolina. Wildly passionate about soccer with a son playing in college, one in high school and a daughter playing for the Columbus Crew youth program, Duffy can be found most weekends watching and shooting games throughout central Ohio.|
Director of Client and Web Development
|Rahul_Parkar@DeltaVA.org||Rahul Parkar is the Director of Client and Web Development at Delta Virtual Airlines.
He first picked up an aviation as a child with a close family member working as a pilot for Virgin Atlantic. He resides in London where he works as a software developer for a large satellite TV provider in the UK.
His interests include online gaming, and plane spotting at near-by Heathrow, as well as flying his C172 around the south west of England
Director of Server Operations
|email@example.com||Hello everyone! I've been with Delta Virtual Airlines for over 10 Years. I just recently been appointed to the position of Director of Server Operations to ensure the smooth functionality of all DVA/AFV server Operations. I am glad to be with you all in this positions and hope to keep things up and running as always! I have been a computer IT consultant for nearly 12 years in Real Life. With my experience and knowledge should be able to bring good thing for Delta Virtual Airlines.|
Chief Pilot (A320)
|firstname.lastname@example.org||Jorge Rojas is the Chief Pilot in our A320 program. Jorge is a controller on the VATSIM network. He attends high school in California and is working on his Private Pilot's License, training on a Cessna 152.|
Chief Pilot (A330)
|email@example.com||Matthew lives near Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. . Matthew is currently a multi-engine Private Pilot working towards his commercial.|
Chief Pilot (727)
|Gideon_Sober@DeltaVA.org||Gideon is Chief Pilot of the B727 program. He began using flight simulators in the early 1980’s using Sublogic's Flight Simulator II. In 1999 Gideon completed Ground School and took lessons in a Cessna 152 while living in Birmingham, Alabama. Unfortunately, because of other commitments his real PPL is currently on the hold short line. Since then his outlet for flying has been using flight simulators and flying for Delta Virtual Airlines completing both DVA flight academy PPL and Commercial courses.|
Chief Pilot (B737)
|firstname.lastname@example.org||Scott Simmons is the Chief Pilot in our B737 program. He has been the Assistant Network Administrator for the City of Moreno Valley, California for the past 13+ years. At home Scott can be found in his garage workshop/flight deck fixing other people's computers while flying online. In younger years Scott worked as a 'line boy' at KHYR and as at a sailplane operation in Hemet, CA. He also is in the process of teaching 737 Assistant Chief Pilot Luke Hubers how to be a better cook.
Scott is a born Cheesehead and will always be a Cheesehead. GO PACK GO!! Did I mention that the Packers were the 1966, 1967, 1996, & 2010 Super Bowl Champions?
Chief Pilot B747)
|email@example.com||Art Forsha is the Chief Pilot in our B747 program. He brings to the program real world flight experience as he holds an ATP MEL and Commercial SEL ratings as well as a certified Gold Seal CFI/CFII/MEI/AGI with over 2500 hours of PIC and instructor experience. Previously he worked at a flight school in San Diego as an Assistant Chief Pilot and also conducted checkrides for the FAA in order to issue student pilots Private, Instrument and Commercial ratings. Currently he assists at SimuFlite as a co-pilot in the Dassault Falcon 2000 program flying their Level D sim with clients who attend for training.
Currently Art is a patrol sergeant for a major police department in north Texas. He is married and has two children.
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Chief Pilot (B757)
|Elise_Van_de_Putte@DeltaVA.org||Elise Van De Putte is the Chief Pilot in our B757 program. She started flying FSX about 7 years ago, and started flying a Cessna with Civil Air Patrol in 2011. She hopes to someday obtain her commercial license and fly for the real world Delta Air Lines.|
Chief Pilot (B767)
|Ryan_Daugherty@DeltaVA.org||Ryan Daugherty is the Chief Pilot in our B767 program. After joining Delta Virtual as a 737 First Officer in 2006, Ryan flew under various programs before he eventually joined the 767 staff in December 2010. He is graduate of Eastern Michigan University, earning a Bachelor's in Aviation Flight Technology. Ryan is a Single and Multi-engine Commercial pilot with an Instrument Rating and has accumulated nearly 1100 hours. Flying professionally has always been his goal and he looks forward to what the future holds. Ryan grew up in Central Ohio (Go Buckeyes!), and currently resides in SE Michigan working as a CFI/CFII/MEI with EMU's Aviation program out of Willow Run Airport (YIP).|
Chief Pilot (777)
|firstname.lastname@example.org||Oliver was introduced to flying at an early age as his father is a Captain for Air Jamaica. This developed a love for flying that has held to this day, even through the decision not to become a pilot.|
Chief Pilot (CRJ)
|email@example.com||Martin Garner is the Chief Pilot of our CRJ program. He started flight simming in the early 90's and has been hooked ever since. He just reecently retired from the U.S. Army after 28 years of combined active and reserve force duty. He flew helicopters for 10 of those years and holds a Comm Pilots License for helicopters and single-engine airplanes. Marty currently works as a government contractor, providing customer support and training on the software used by DoD to load ships and planes. He lives in Ladson, SC near Charleston with his wife and son.|
Chief Pilot (DC-6)
|Sid_Dudley@DeltaVa.org||Sid Dudley is the Chief Pilot of our DC-6 program. Sid previously served on the staff as an instructor for the flight academy. Sid resides in Lakeland, Florida with his wife, son and daughter. Sid is no stranger to aviation having been a helicopter mechanic in the U.S. Army, and a dispatcher at Delta Aviation Academy. Sid is also a real world private pilot and would like to continue to add on more ratings. Sid has been flying flight simulators since flight simulator 98. In what spare time he has, Sid likes to play golf.|
Chief Pilot (DC-8)
|Ken_Nesbitt@DeltaVA.org||Ken is Chief Pilot DC-8. He is a real world pilot flying a CRJ-200 for a well known regional airline. When he is not bumming around the northeast in the RJ, you can find him at home doing even more flying with DVA and spending time with his wife and beagle.|
Chief Pilot (MD-11)
|Eric_Paul@DeltaVA.org||Eric Paul is the Chief Pilot in our MD-11 program. Eric has been flying in the virtual skies since the days of Microsoft Flight Simulator 98.
In his other life, Eric has a career in Federal Law Enforcement and is married with two kids. He enjoys coaching soccer and salmon fishing in the rivers of the Pacific Northwest.
Chief Pilot (MD-88)
|Joe_Porter@DeltaVA.org||Joe Porter is the Chief Pilot in our MD-88 program. Joe is a long time flight sim enthusiast, a "work in process" home cockpit builder and a RW commercial trained & licensed pilot. He has served in several staff positions over the past years including ACP and Chief Pilot for the 737-800 program. He is an "as real as it gets" pilot and has made flying the Maddog his passion on-line and off. A banking executive by profession, he lives in Salt Lake City with his son.|
Assistant Chief Pilot (A320)
|Connor_Garrett@DeltaVA.org||Connor Garrett is an Assistant Chief Pilot in our A320 program. Connor joined DVA in June of 2009. He has loved flying and everything about it for as long as he can remember. Connor is a high school junior as well as a student pilot, on his way to earning his private pilot's license in a Piper Archer II at a local airport in the northeastern U.S. Connor is a VATSIM certified S3 controller. He aspires to be a commercial pilot in the future.|
Assistant Chief Pilot (A330)
|firstname.lastname@example.org||Salem Gbian is an Assistant Chief Pilot in our A330 program.|
Assistant Chief Pilot (727)
|Kevin_Lundy@Deltava.org||Kevin Lundy is an assistant chief pilot in our B727 program. Flight Simulation has been Kevin’s beloved hobby since Microsoft FS98! Kevin passed his 727 check ride and has never looked back, or forward! If you see him in the air you will see him in the 727. He does not sit ideal working three jobs. He has been a firefighter / paramedic for 23 years on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. He also works with the Mississippi Office of Homeland Security as the USAR Coordinator for MS Task Fore Three, and is a National Fire Academy instructor which allows him to travel around the country (via Delta RW). He loves to tinker with web design and might be the last person who still uses Q Basic.|
Assistant Chief Pilot (737)
|Luke_Hubers@DeltaVA.org||Luke is an Assistant Chief Pilot of our 737 program. He has been with the airline for many years and has racked up hundreds of legs and flight hours on Microsoft Flight Simulator. Luke is currently a Senior in high school living in south central Minnesota. He is involved with many school activities including the cross country running team, ski club, and track team. Outside of school he is involved in Civil Air Patrol where he obtained his Private Pilot's License on his 17th birthday of 2012. In the virtual flying world, he is involved at ZMP as an S2 controller (currently working on an S3 rating). This interest in Air Traffic Control is translating into the real world where Luke may be attending a AT-CTI during the fall semester of 2013. Other hobbies include cooking, running, and skiing.|
Assistant Chief Pilot (B737)
|Vincenzo_Musumeci@DeltaVA.org||Vincenzo Musumeci is an Assistant Chief Pilot in our B737 program.
He works in the construction business and discovered flight simulator in 2004 when his wife gave him a copy of MSFS. You can find him basically every night Online and he is willing to help anyone that is looking to discover the Vatsim world.
Assistant Chief Pilot (B737)
|Gerhardt_Poku@DeltaVA.org||Gerhardt Poku is an Assistant Chief Pilot in our B737 program. He was a former member of EAA, and a former cadet in the Civil Air Patrol. He has logged quite few lessons in the C172 and DA20. During his senior year in high school he took an aviation class taught by a former Delta 737 captain in which he enjoyed and did well in. He plans to attend his state college in fall of 2013 and major in finance while flying on the side. He hopes to have the minimum hours for a part 121 airline by the time he graduates, if not, working for an airline in corporate finance is also desirable.|
Assistant Chief Pilot (B747)
|Josh_Burr@DeltaVA.org||Josh Burr is an assistant in two departments here at DVA. He is an Assistant Director of Online Events, as well as the Assistant Chief Pilot of our Boeing 747 Program. He is a dispatcher at DVA, and a Center Air Traffic Controller at the ZOB ARTCC on VATSIM. He has been in aviation for most of his life, and is nearing his solo at Dekalb-Peachtree Airport. He live just North of Atlanta, GA and hopes to attend Middle Georgia College for their CTI Air Traffic Management program.|
Assistant Chief Pilot (B757)
|email@example.com||Dylan Neidorff is an Assistant Chief Pilot, Boeing 757 for Delta Virtual Airlines. He's 25 years old and is a 1st Lieutenant in the United States Air Force. Dylan received his Private Pilot Certificate in 2005 followed by his Instrument Endorsement in 2007. Today he currently has over 300 hours in a variety of aircraft including the C152, C172, C182 and SR22. Dylan graduated from Boston University in 2009 with a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering and his M.S. in Project Management in 2012. Dylan grew up on Long Island and currently lives in Boston MA. When he is not flying for DVA, Dylan likes to mountain bike, cook and relax with his wonderful wife, Ashley and puppy Dockers. Dylan has also been the Assistant Director of Events and the Assistant Chief Pilot, Boeing 737.|
Assistant Chief Pilot (B757)
|Steve_Pickle@DeltaVA.org||Steve is a veteran of DVA, having earned the rank of Senior Captain and serving as Assistant Chief Pilot of both the 757 and 767 programs. Currently, he is attending college and flight instructing at Oklahoma State University in Stillwater, Oklahoma. After college (and reaching 1500 hours), Steve plans to find work at the regional airlines as a pilot.|
Assistant Chief Pilot (B767)
|JP_Hurtgen@DeltaVA.org||JP Hurtgen is an Assistant Chief Pilot in our B767 program.|
Assistant Chief Pilot (B767)
|Peter_Kerpel@DeltaVA.org||Peter Kerpel is an Assistant Chief Pilot in our B767 program. Peter is 54 years old a sound engineer producing rock and pop music. Started to use simulator programs in 1984. ZX Spectrum, Atari ST and PC. Flew almost all versions of FS. He is a real life glider pilot. Recently takes lessons with different types of Cessnas in Hungary.|
Assistant Chief Pilot (B767)
|Bryan_Klawiter@deltava.org||Bryan Klawiter is an assistant chief pilot in our B767 program. I am 38 years old and currently not real happy with my current job. Instead of being miserable everyday, I am taking matters into my own hands and going back to school to be a programmer/analyst. I love this virtual airlines and it is my vice to get me out of hectic life I am living right now and take a break.|
Assistant Chief Pilot (B777)
|firstname.lastname@example.org||Adam has been engaged in Flight Simulation almost continuously since 2000, most recently involved in aircraft FDE development. He hopes to start his PPL training in the near future.
Adam works at the School of Medicine at the University of Louisville, Kentucky, where he develops advanced computer methods for biomedical applications.
Assistant Chief Pilot (CRJ)
|Craig_McGrath@DeltaVA.org||Craig McGrath is an assistant chief pilot in our CRJ program. He currently lives in Ottawa, Canada. He hopes to make a career out of aviation, particularly as a pilot or air traffic controller.|
Assistant Chief Pilot (MD-11)
|Michael_Brown@DeltaVA.org||Michael Brown is a Flight Instructor in the Flight Academy, a Senior Captain, and a MD-11 Assistant Chief Pilot with DVA. Michael has been an aviation enthusiast since early childhood. He has flown every Microsoft Flight Simulator since MSFS 1.0 (Released in 1982). Currently he is an active member of not only Delta Virtual Airlines but also VATSIM and AOPA with well north of 1000 flying hours on VATSIM’s network. Michael is also a real world Private Pilot based out of North Las Vegas Airport. His real world piloting aspirations include completing his IFR and Commercial ratings and flying to obscure lonely airstrips. Michael works for a software development company creating web based programming solutions for a wide range of technical fields. Aside from aviation he also enjoys tinkering with computers, riding motorcycles, and watching basketball.|
Assistant Chief Pilot (MD-11)
|email@example.com||Bryan Gandall is an Assistant Chief Pilot in our MD-11 program.|
Assistant Chief Pilot (MD-88)
|firstname.lastname@example.org||Joseph Schwab is an Assistant Chief Pilot in our MD-88 program. He started in the late '80's flight simming on an Apple IIe (Sublogic). Joseph used to work for Delta Airlines as a Line Mechanic. He currently lives in OKC working in the oil/gas industry.|
|Ryan_Morse@DeltaVA.org||Ryan Morse is Director of our Events Department. He is 17 years old and lives on the south side of Atlanta. In his spare time also enjoys Geocaching, driving stick, and playing/Umpiring baseball.|
Assistant Events Director
|Ash_Touati@DeltaVA.org||Ash is a math instructor and a full time faculty member at a private university in Florida. He has been a flight simmer since 2004 and joined his first virtual airline, DVA, in 2007. His passion for aviation goes back to when he was very little. His father is a retired air force pilot who mainly flew the mighty C130. Because of his father's type of work, Ash was born and raised in a military base where he spent the first 19 years of his life. He was used to waking up to aircrafts landing and taking off every morning.Long story short, Ash smelled jet fuel everyday!
Cpt.Ash has just recently moved to Florida with his wife. One of the reasons for the move, besides the beautiful weather of course, is to be able to get his PPL in the near future. It is going to be a challenge since he is teaching and working full time, and going to school for a second master's degree;he believes he can achieve his long dream of finally flying his own plane someday.
Assistant Events Director
|Tony_Austin@DeltaVA.org||Tony Austin is an Assistant Events Director. Tony is a practicing structural engineer in coastal South Carolina and a graduate of The Citadel, The Military College of SC and MS degree from Clemson University. Married with three daughters he has had a passion for aviation since childhood both with FS and remote control aircraft inclusive of 35% 150cc flying giants. His first exposure to FS was in graduate school in 1984 where he used the engineering department computers to host MFS V1.0 and 2.0. His passion for aviation continues today where he continues his work on a home simulator project documented at erj145.com.|
Director of the Flight Academy
|Jim_Warner@DeltaVA.org||Jim wears two hats for us. He is Director of the Flight Academy and Chief Pilot for the EMB-120 program. Jim is a real world pilot who enjoys flying the interesting shorter routes for Delta's hub and codeshare systems. He has flown with flight sim since the days of SubLogic. Jim lives in the Orlando area with his wife, children, and a big dog that thinks that it is a lapdog.|
|email@example.com||Matt Young is a flight instructor in our Flight Academy. He started simming in 1998 with Flight Unlimited II, and switched to FS2000 shortly before FS2002 came out in '01. He has been flying in some capacity for nearly 20 years.|
|firstname.lastname@example.org||JT Coston is a flight instructor in our Flight Academy. He is currently a senior in college and holds a Commercial Instrument Single-Engine Land Pilot's License. He is currently working towards getting his CFI/CFII ratings and Multi-Engine rating thereafter. He plans on being a professional pilot and flight instruct full time after graduating college.|
|email@example.com||Lionel Holguin is a Flight Instructor in our Flight Academy.|
|Chris_Hannigan@DeltaVA.org||Chris Hannigan is a flight instructor in our Flight Academy. He has been piloting flight simulators since Microsoft Flight Simulator 5.1, and has been affiliated with DVA since 2002. In the real world, Chris is an classroom instructor with Gulfstream Aerospace in Savannah, GA where he currently lives with his wife, two kids, and kitty cat.|
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