|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 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.|
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, seven grandchildren and lives with his wife in Phoenix. Further update, we have now moved and settled in Phoenix and loving it!!|
Vice President Operations
|Andrew_Vane@DeltaVA.org||Andrew Vane is Vice President Director of Operations and currently Director of Manual Services. He is responsible for Operations and maintaining DVA Manuals. Andrew started flight simming with MSFS 2.0 in 1981 at the age of 12 with an IBM PC, RGB Monitor, and a keyboard. He joined DeltaVA in 2006. When not sitting in his virtual cockpit, he is an engineer for an environmental consulting firm in Charlotte, NC where he lives with his wife, 4 children. and 2 cats.|
Assistant Director Operations
|firstname.lastname@example.org||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.
Assistant Director Operations
|email@example.com||Kevin Lundy is the chief pilot in our B727 program and an Assistant Director of Operations. 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 24 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 to write programs.|
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 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.|
Chief Pilot (A320)
|Jeremy_Jurman@deltava.org||Jeremy is the Chief Pilot for the A320 program. He also holds a staff position with ZAU ARTCC (Chicago) as the Webmaster. He is from Long Island, NY. He 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.
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 (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.
Chief Pilot (B757)
|Cameron_Mitchell@DeltaVA.org||Cameron Mitchell is currently a student at Southern Illinois University Carbondale. He hopes to fly for SeaPort Airlines after graduation.|
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 (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 and CRJ Type Rated Airline Transport Pilot and flies as First Officer for a well known regional airline on the CRJ-200/700/900. A graduate of the University of North Dakota, Kyle lives in Fargo, ND with his fiancé. During his free time, and when not commuting, you'll find him hiking or soaring the virtual skies.|
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 (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)
|Bob_Donovan@DeltaVA.org||Bob Donovan is editor of our Delta FLY! magazine and an Assistant Chief Pilot in our A320 program.
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.
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 has several flying and air traffic controller experience on IVAO and VATSIM. He currently has a home built cockpit that is his hide away place each day. Zach is currently a Private Pilot 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.
After earning his FS ratings, he began his virtual flying career at Cyberavia (the first French virtual airline) as an EMB-120ER First Officer and later got promoted to First Officer in the B737-800 and later became a Captain. He got hired by DVA in 2009 as a B737-800 First Officer.
A lifelong aviation enthusiast, he holds a real world Private Pilot Licence ( PPL(A) ) with a night rating endorsement. He is a freshly graduated student with a Bachelor degree in Computer Software Engineering.
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)
|Peter_Lund@DeltaVA.org||Peter Lund is an Assistant Chief Pilot in our B737 program. Peter grew up near the airport and at the age of 14 he got the pleasure of sitting in the jumpseat of a MD80. That was the final push.
Peter has since 2002 been a member of Vatsim and has well over 15,000 hours. In 2002 he also joined his first VA, Scandinavian Virtual Airlines, of which he is still a member.
When not flying Peter works as a flight dispatcher.
Assistant Chief Pilot (B737)
|Jim_Rose@Deltava.org||Jim Rose is an Assistant Chief Pilot in our B737 program. As a young aviation enthusiast, Jim became the President of the Aviation Explorers Club at Ft. Benning, GA and earned his private ticket at age 17. Jim began simming with early versions of MSFS, but more seriously with the release of FS95. Jim is retired from the Hospitality Industry and when not flying is working around the property, cooking or golfing.|
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 PPL training at Dekalb-Peachtree Airport. He lives just North of Atlanta, GA and will be attending Middle Tennessee State for their Flight Dispatch program with a Focus in Air Traffic Control beginning in August of 2015.|
Assistant Chief Pilot (B757)
|Gregory_Bogosian@DeltaVA.org||Greg 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)
|Soonho_Lee@DeltaVA.org||Soonho Lee is an Assistant Chief Pilot in our B757 program. He started his flight sim from FS2000, then to FS2004, and FSX. He currently holds PPL with instrument.|
Assistant Chief Pilot (B767)
|Daniel_Wilbanks@DeltaVA.org||Daniel Wilbanks is an Assistant Chief Pilot of our B767 program. Daniel is an avid simmer, beginning with FS2002 and moving up to FSX. He has experience on both the IVAO and VATSIM networks, and currently is a C1 controller with VATSIM's Seattle ARTCC, where he also serves as a mentor to new controllers. In addition, Daniel also serves as a VATSIM Network Supervisor. When not flying Daniel enjoys time with friends, historical documentaries and anything relating to computers. He hopes to one day fly for the real world Delta Airlines, along with having a degree in Computer Science, Business Management, or both. Daniel lives outside of Atlanta, GA with his family.|
Assistant Chief Pilot (B777)
|firstname.lastname@example.org||Rob is the Assistant Chief pilot for the B777. Hired on January 2006, he has served as an instructor with the Delta Virtual Flight Academy and as the inaugural Chief Pilot for the launch of the EMB-120 (2007) and B747 (2009) programs. Rob’s interest in aviation stretches back to his early childhood growing up next to the Atlanta International Airport and watching ‘the miracle of flight’ from the living room window. The infatuation with flight has never let up and eventually led to a 21-year career as an Air Traffic Controller with the United States Air Force. To this day, the sound of an aircraft engine – be it piston or turbine – still causes a head turn to the sky. Flight simulation became part of Rob’s life during the Microsoft Flight Simulator 98 and Airline Transport Pilot era. Having retired from the Air Force in 2001, Rob is now a Program Manager for the Department of Defense and lives in south Alabama with his wife of 30+ years.|
Assistant Chief Pilot (CRJ)
|Anthony_Katosh@Deltava.org||Anthony Katosh is an Assistant Chief Pilot in our CRJ program. Anthony's flight simming experience began with FS95 and every release of FS after that. He is former Active Army and prior DVA Staff with the 737, A320, and MD-88 programs. He currently resides in the sunny state of Florida with his Wife and Children.|
Assistant Chief Pilot (CRJ)
|Alex_Rogawski@DeltaVA.org||Alex Rogawski is an Assistant Chief Pilot in our CRJ program. When he was at a young age he started flying on FS2000. He soon became hooked and kept playing the game until he moved on to FS2004 and then on to FSX. He joined DVA a few years after he got a bit more serious about his hobby and has loved it ever since.
In real life he is a student in Sacramento, California with hopes to be a real world pilot in the future.
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)
|Ronnie_Jacola@DeltaVA.org||Ronnie Jacola is an Assistant Chief Pilot in our MD-88 program. Ronnie lives in Monroe, Louisiana, with his wife, Katie, and is a Senior Accountant for a CPA firm.
He was bitten by the flight sim bug in August 2013 and was absolutely hooked once he discovered the thrill of flying on VATSIM a month later. Since his maiden voyage in the default FSX 738 (which was likely one ugly, ugly flight), he has developed a deep appreciation for the MD-80 series aircraft and her older sisters and has become quite partial to flying them. He has a modest number of real world hours in the Skyhawk-N5253Q and N923CT-and expects to resume his PPL training in the near future upon completion of the CPA exam. When Ronnie is not working, studying, or flying, you will catch him playing Stevie Ray inspired blues licks or 90’s rock on his trusty Les Paul guitar.
Assistant Chief Pilot (MD-88)
|Roger_Pilgrem@DeltaVA.org||Rogers flight simming experience began with FS98 and every release of FS since then. He lives in Spain and spends at least 3 months of the year in Brasil.|
|Ryan_Morse@DeltaVA.org||Ryan Morse is Director of our Events Department. He is a student at Valdosta State University. In his spare time also enjoys flight training and Umpiring baseball.|
Assistant Director Events
|email@example.com||Shane Vanhoven is an assistant director of events.|
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 Wife and two cats.
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