|Delta Virtual Airlines STAFF ROSTER|
|firstname.lastname@example.org||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)
|email@example.com||Scott is Vice President of Training for Global Virtual Airlines Group-Air France/KLM Virtual Airlines and Delta Virtual Airlines. He leads a team responsible for creating and developing all of our virtual pilot training programs. Interested in aviation since a child, he is a real world commercial, multi-engine, instrument rated pilot. Scott has been virtual flying since Sub Logic days. He is a manufacturers' representative for the marine, industrial and aviation industries, living in central Florida.|
|firstname.lastname@example.org||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)
|email@example.com||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, six grandchildren and lives with his wife in the Mid West. Further update, now retired!|
Vice President (Technology Officer)
|firstname.lastname@example.org||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 for 21 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 games. 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
|email@example.com||Don is the Chief Pilot for the L-1011 program and the Assistant Director of Operations for DVA. He started in Real World 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 him somewhere down the road on a motorcycle trip.
Don lives in Georgia with his wife, daughter, 5 cats and 5 dogs.
Editor Delta FLY!
|Bob_Donovan@DeltaVA.org||Bob Donovan is editor of our Delta FLY! magazine.
Flight Sims have been Bob’s hobby since the days of FS3 and Scenery Disks. He likes to experiment and tweak new software and hardware on the FSX and P3D platforms, and enjoys simulating real world airline procedures. He is an avid reader of aviation journals and trade magazines.
Bob manages the global logistics network for a major computer manufacturer and has been in the computer industry since the 1980’s. He’s a native from Boston currently living in Raleigh NC and Vienna Austria.
Director of Dispatch
|firstname.lastname@example.org||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.
|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. He is a RW private pilot and owns his own Cessna 172 (N9478E) which has made his wallet feel so light it has to be filled with helium. Alan has DVA experience as a 737 ACP as well as CP and has a love for the Baby Boeing.|
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 cockpit, 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.|
Assistant Director Human Relations
|email@example.com||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.|
Director of Server Operations
|firstname.lastname@example.org||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)
|Jeremy_Jurman@deltava.org||Jeremy is the Chief Pilot for the A320 program. He is currently a College Freshman on Long Island in NY, and hopes to become a Commercial Airline Pilot sometime in the future. He has been a pilot at DVA since August of 2009.
He has been flight simming since the release of FS2004. However, his passion for flying has existed long before that. On his spare time, he enjoys watching and playing variety of sports, such as Baseball, Basketball and Football. Of course, flying is one of his favorite things to do as well.
Chief Pilot (A330)
|Mark_Springsteen@DeltaVA.org||Mark Springsteen is Chief Pilot of our A330 program. He has been a member of DVA since 2007 and has previously served as the Chief Pilot in the A320 and 757 programs. Mark enjoys flight simming, golfing, and boating. He lives just north of Atlanta, Georgia with his wife and two children. You can frequently catch Mark in Athens, Georgia cheering for his favorite team, the Georgia, Bulldogs.|
Chief Pilot (727)
|email@example.com||Kevin Lundy is the 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.|
Chief Pilot (B737)
|Scott_Simmons@DeltaVA.org||My passion for aviation started when I built a 29¢ model of a P-51 Mustang in the early 60s. After high school I moved to California and began flying R/C airplanes. I competed flying R/C sailplanes on a local and national level in the 70s and was the president of the local AMA chartered club, the Hemet Model Masters. While working weekends for a R/W sailplane operation at Hemet-Ryan Airport (HMT) I soloed in a C150 and was very close to obtaining my PPL but had to stop due to full-time work demands. I've been 'simming' on and off since FS 1.0. In 2009 I built a quad-core system just for FSX and a few months later discovered VATSIM and DVA and was hooked on online flying. 2000+ flights, 5000+ hours later, it's more fun than ever. I very much enjoy helping other pilots.
I've been the Assistant Network Admin for the City of Moreno Valley, CA for nearly 15 years.
Chief Pilot (B747)
|firstname.lastname@example.org||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 and Cessna Citation 2/Bravo/Ultra programs in their Level D simulators with clients who attend for training. Most recently he earned a type rating in the Cessna Citation 500.
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 8 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)
|Peter_Kerpel@DeltaVA.org||Peter Kerpel is 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.|
Chief Pilot (777)
|email@example.com||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)
|firstname.lastname@example.org||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 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 and get some RW flight time .|
Chief Pilot (DC-8)
|Kyle_Catlin@DeltaVA.org||Kyle Catlin is the Chief Pilot of our DC-8 program. He is a Dash 8 Type Rated Airline Transport Pilot for a well known airline on the east coast. A graduate of the University of North Dakota, Kyle lives in Minneapolis with his fiancé and frequently commutes to his base in Roanoke, VA. During his free time, and when not commuting, you'll find him hiking or soaring the virtual skies.|
Chief Pilot (EMB-120)
|Jim_Warner@DeltaVA.org||Jim is Chief Pilot for the EMB-120 program. Jim is a real world pilot who enjoys flying interesting routes for Delta's hub and codeshare systems. He has flown with flight sim since the days of SubLogic Flight Simulator. Jim lives in the Orlando area with his wife, children, and a big dog that thinks that it is a lapdog.|
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)
|Zach_Powell@DeltaVA.org||Zach Powell is an Assistant Chief Pilot in our A320 program. He was been an aviation enthusiast all his life while starting his flight simulator career with FS2002 and eventually moving up to FSX. He currently has a home built cockpit that is his hide away place each day. Zach is currently working towards his PPL in a C172SP and eventually leading into a career with the airlines in the next few years. When he's out of the cockpit, he enjoys playing and watching sports, computer programming, and going on family vacations where he resides in Salt Lake City, Utah.|
Assistant Chief Pilot (A330)
|email@example.com||Salem Gbian is an Assistant Chief Pilot in our A330 program. A lifelong aviation enthusiast, he hold a real world Private Pilot Licence.|
Assistant Chief Pilot (B737)
|Kaylan_Codrington@DeltaVA.org||Kaylan Codrington is an Assistant Chief Pilot in our B737 program. I moved to Georgia in 2003, after spending my first 13 years growing up on Long Island, New York. I started flight simming at the age of 7 using FS98 and worked my way up to FSX. I began taking flying lessons in 2004, and participated in aviation related camps in 2005, and a solo flight academy in 2006, which were both sponsored by Delta Air Lines and the Organization of Black Aerospace Professionals (OBAP). These programs helped me earn my private pilot's certificate at the age of 17. While in college, I joined the Delta family as a part time ramp agent in 2009, and worked my way up to a full time position and a lead ramp agent role which I held until July 2012. I now work as a load planner in Delta's Operations Control Center here at our headquarters. When not at work, I like to mirror actual rotations flown by our Atlanta based 737 pilots, mostly Latin American and Caribbean turnarounds, fly an occasional jumpseat observation, and spend time with friends and family.|
Assistant Chief Pilot (737)
|Luke_Hubers@DeltaVA.org||Luke is the Assistant Chief Pilot of the B738 program. He has been with the airline for many years and has accumulated hundreds of legs and flight hours on Microsoft Flight Simulator. Luke is currently a Freshmen in College attending Minneapolis Community and Technical College studying Air Traffic Control and will be transferring to the University of St Thomas in the fall of 2014. Luke is a real world Private Pilot with Instrument privileges. He is an active pilot with the Civil Air Patrol. In the virtual flying world, he is involved at ZMP as an S3 controller. Luke’s hobbies include cooking, running, and fishing.|
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 in the cross country phase of pre-PPL at Dekalb-Peachtree Airport. He lives just North of Atlanta, GA and hopes to attend Middle Georgia College for their CTI Air Traffic Management program.|
Assistant Chief Pilot (B757)
|Gregory_Bogosian@DeltaVA.org||Gregory Bogosian is an Assistant Chief Pilot in our B757 program. His flight simming history begins with FS 2004 in 2007, FSX and later, PREPAR3D. He is an active duty E6 in the US Navy and also enjoys ATC on the VATSIM and IVAO networks, wood working, and air soft. He lives with his wife April and two daughters in Lexington Park, Maryland.|
Assistant Chief Pilot (B757)
|Cameron_Mitchell@DeltaVA.org||Cameron Mitchell is currently a First Officer for Flexsteel in Dubuque, IA, flying the Beechcraft 300. He attends the University of Dubuque, where he is also a CFI and flight student. He is majoring in flight operations and hopes to attain employment with a reputable regional airline after graduation.|
Assistant Chief Pilot (B767)
|JP_Hurtgen@DeltaVA.org||JP Hurtgen is an Assistant Chief Pilot in our B767 program.|
Assistant Chief Pilot (B767)
|Vincenzo_Musumeci@DeltaVA.org||Vincenzo Musumeci is an Assistant Chief Pilot in our B767 program.|
Assistant Chief Pilot (B777)
|firstname.lastname@example.org||Rob Morgan is an Assistant Chief Pilot in our B777 program.|
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.|
Assistant Chief Pilot (MD-11)
|Ted_Crowley@DeltaVA.org||Ted Crowley is an Assistant Chief Pilot in our MD-11 program. I have been with Delta VA since early 2006 when I discovered them while in the Army. I am an avid flight simulator enthusiast with no real world experience, however the dream is to one day get into a real cockpit and get my PPL. But for now, I am living with my family in Charlotte, NC and I have multiple accomplishments with DVA. I am also an active dispatcher with DVA along with being a certified C1 controller with ZOB ARTCC and visiting in ZTL ARTCC.|
Assistant Chief Pilot (MD-88)
|Charles_Carter@DeltaVA.org||Charles Carter is an Assistant Chief Pilot in our MD-88 program.|
Assistant Chief Pilot (MD-88)
|Anthony_Katosh@Deltava.org||Anthony Katosh is an Assistant Chief Pilot in our MD-88 program. Anthony's flight simming experience began with FS95 and every release of FS since then. He is former Active Army and prior DVA Staff with the 737 and Airbus 320 programs. He currently resides in the sunny state of Florida with his Wife and Kids.|
|Ryan_Morse@DeltaVA.org||Ryan Morse is Director of our Events Department. He is 18 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 Touati is a licensed private pilot working on his instrument rating. He is also a college math teacher at a private university in south Florida. Ash passion for aviation goes back to when he was very little; his dad is a retired Air Force pilot who used to fly the mighty C130.|
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.|
Flight Academy Instructor
|Michael_Brown@DeltaVA.org||Michael Brown a Senior Captain and he is an instructor in our Flight Academy. 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 Bentonville (VBT) 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.|
Director of the Flight Academy
|Chris_Hannigan@DeltaVA.org||Chris Hannigan is the Director of 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 a PLM Configuration Analyst with Gulfstream Aerospace in Savannah, GA where he currently lives with his wife, two kids, and kitty cat.|
Flight Academy Videographer & Writer
|Sean_Zarella@DeltaVA.org||Sean Zarella is the Flight Academy videographer and technical writer.
Sean has been on Flight Simulator since 2004, He started out with the 737 used by skydecks, then 3 years ago, he went for an upgrade. the Captain Sim 757-200. Being so impressed with the realism and the learning curve of using a real overhead, fms. ect, It has began his pursuit to find all he could about the Boeing 757-200, He has read many an article, has reviewed both Flight Crew Training Manuals, as well as Boeing's Flight Crew Operating Manuals and has since purchased a 757-200 Quick Reference Handbook. he has also taught himself through research all about Center of Gravity and Mass and how its the basic fundamentals for each flight. He will be demonstrating those skills and Knowledge through training And will bring the realism Of the 757-200 to those who pursue It.
In RL. You can find him in the southern part of New Hampshire as a Service Writer for Subaru.he has also been an ASE trained technician for Chevrolet for 10 years.
His Hobbies include Professional Photography for landscapes, and Aircraft Pictures for airliners.net as well as Amateur Astronomy. He lives with his Fiance and two cats.
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