|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.|
Vice President Operations
|Andrew_Vane@DeltaVA.org||Andrew Vane is Vice President Director of Operations. He is responsible for Operations and maintaining DVA Manuals. Andrew started flight simming with MSFS 2.0 in 1982 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 a Civil Engineer for a private environmental consulting firm in Charlotte, NC where he lives with his wife, and 4 children|
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, seven grandchildren and lives with his wife in Phoenix. Further update, we have now moved and settled in Phoenix and loving it!!|
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.
Assistant Director Operations
|firstname.lastname@example.org||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
|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.
|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
|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.|
Chief Pilot (A320)
|Jeremy_Jurman@deltava.org||Jeremy is the Chief Pilot for the A320 program. 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)
|email@example.com||Salem Gbian is the 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 then became a Captain.
He got hired by DVA in 2009 as a B737-800 First Officer and worked his way up through the B767, B747, B777, and A330 programs.
A lifelong aviation enthusiast, he holds a real world Private Pilot Licence ( PPL(A) ) with a night rating endorsement. He is a Junior Software Engineer with a Bachelor degree in Computer Software Engineering.
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. Approaching 3000 flights, 6000+ 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 over 16 years.
Chief Pilot (B747)
|Josh_Burr@DeltaVA.org||Josh Burr is the Chief Pilot in our Boeing 747 Program. He is a dispatcher at DVA, and the Training Administrator at the ZOB ARTCC on VATSIM. In the real world, he obtained his PPL with a high performance and complex endorsement at Dekalb-Peachtree Airport, and currently trains for Instrument Airplane Rating (IRA) at a local airport in Tennessee.. He lives outside of Nashville, TN and is attending Middle Tennessee State University in pursuit of a Bachelor of Science in Aerospace with a Flight Dispatch concentration and an Air Traffic Control Add-On degree.|
Chief Pilot (B757)
|Cameron_Mitchell@DeltaVA.org||Cameron Mitchell is currently a student at Southern Illinois University Carbondale. He will fly for ExpressJet 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)
|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)
|Martin_garner@deltava.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)
|Jim_Daigneau@Deltava.org||Jim Daigneau is the Chief Pilot of our DC-6 program.
Flying has been my life-long dream and employment. Whether it was flying a J-3 with the window open or flying an FA-18 from the deck of theCoral Sea, or flying my little B717 to Delta's little "villes" from ATL, it is a GREAT job!
Chief Pilot (DC-8)
|Kyle_Catlin@DeltaVA.org||Kyle Catlin is the Chief Pilot of our DC-8 program. He is an Airline Transport Pilot and flies as First Officer for a well known regional airline on the ERJ-175 and is also type rated on the Dash-8 and CRJ series. 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 (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 and a big dog (100 lbs) that thinks that it is a lapdog.|
Chief Pilot (MD-11)
|Ted_Crowley@DeltaVA.org||Ted Crowley is the 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.|
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 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)
|Matthew_Murray@DeltaVA.org||Matthew Murray is an Assistant Chief Pilot in the A330 program and Assistant Director of Dispatch. He is an avid flight simmer as well as an ex-Information Technology student until he was bitten by the aviation bug. He currently resides in Chesapeake, VA with his family and is pursuing a career as an Airline Dispatcher. Oakland ARTCC controller in training.|
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 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 (B747)
|Bob_Donovan@DeltaVA.org||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 Vienna Austria.
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 COMM with instrument|
Assistant Chief Pilot (B767)
|Jason_Boche@DeltaVA.org||Jason Boche is an Assistant Chief Pilot of our B767 program. Jason's flight simulation roots date back to the mid 1980's on the Commodore 64 followed up by iterations of Flight Simulator on PC platforms. Jason is located 20 minutes from KMSP and by day is a Principal Datacenter Virtualization Architect working in Presales at a Fortune 100 storage company.|
Assistant Chief Pilot (B767)
|Daniel_Wilbanks@DeltaVA.org||Daniel Wilbanks is an Assistant Chief Pilot of our B767 program and Asst. Director of Events. 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 the Deputy Air Traffic Manager at VATSIM's Seattle ARTCC. In addition, Daniel also serves as a VATSIM Network Supervisor. When not flying Daniel enjoys time with friends, sound/lighting/media work and disc golf. 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)
|email@example.com||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 (DC-6)
|firstname.lastname@example.org||Michael Evans is the Assistant Chief Pilot in our DC-6 program. Hired on September 7, 2001 Mike joined DVA and served as DC-6 Chief Pilot in the past. Mike served as Chief Pilot or ACP for several programs to include the 767/767, DC-8 & DC-6 Program. Mike has found time to return to staff back in the program he was instrumental in helping start up. His love of flight began as an army brat stationed in Europe watching Apaches depart from Central Germany. Michael has worked every job above and below the wing and has served as management & certified trainer for Comair & Mesaba, Delta & Northwest (Pre and Post Merger). You can always find him watching aircraft arrive and depart from many airports in the Detroit Metro area. Simulation began with Microsoft Flight Simulator 98, Pro Pilot, CFS, FS2004, FSX, and now Prepar3D which are all still installed on his PC. Michael attached to the 75th EAS for two summers out of 4 while in the University of IL POC program and enjoyed every minute of time in the DC-9 along the 86th Fireflies at Ramstein AB before choosing the Civilian path. He now works with Kalitta Air.|
Assistant Chief Pilot (DC-8)
|Adam_Marion@DeltaVA.org||Adam started virtual simulation in 2003 utilizing Microsoft Flight Simulator 2002. Later on, he purchased Microsoft Flight Simulator X and it didn't work so he attempted to use Microsoft Flight Simulator 2004 and it didn't work, either. After purchasing a brand new AlienWare computer, Adam was able to get Microsoft Flight Simulator X to work and he added onto the sim with payware aircraft and scenery. Adam has over 685 hours on VATSIM, as a pilot. He also holds his VATSIM P1 and VATSIM P2, along with his Delta Virtual Online Pilot and VFR Online pilot certifications.
Additionally, Adam is a Controller (C1) on the VATSIM network with over 1,600 hours on frequency, as a controller. Adam has served as a Deputy Division Director, Training Administrator, Deputy Events Coordinator, Instructor, and Mentor.
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.|
Director of Events
|Jim_Rose@Deltava.org||Jim Rose is Director of Events and 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 Director of Events
|Brian_Corwin@DeltaVA.org||Brian attended Madonna University where he graduated with a degree in Sport Management with an emphasis on business management and business ethics. He worked his senior year for the former Plymouth Whalers of the Ontario Hockey League (OHL) and has vast experience with event planning, and brainstorming new ideas. He joined deltava.org in late 2013. He learned everything he knows about aviation by flying with the other pilots on ACARS and through the Deltava.org Flight Academy where he became an Online Pilot (OLP). Soon after he became a student controller in ZOBARTCC (Cleveland) where he is now S3 Rated and participates as a mentor.|
|email@example.com||Art is a certified "gold seal" flight instructor, instrument instructor and advanced ground instructor in single and multiengine aircraft. He currently holds an ATP MEL certificate with over 2700 hours of flight experience and over 2400 hours as a flight instructor. His previous experience includes serving as a flight instructor in the late 90's at American Flyers where he was promoted to Assistant Chief Instructor at the Montgomery Field, San Diego office. He also served at San Diego Flight Training as an Assistant Chief Instructor where he worked closely with the FAA to implement self-examining authority for their Part 141 program. He has conducted various stage checks in Part 141 programs including check rides to issue Private, Instrument and Commercial pilot certificates. After moving to the Dallas area he was hired by Simuflite as a co-pilot for their Falcon 20 and Falcon 2000 programs. As clients would arrive in need of a copilot, Art would volunteer his time to fly in the Level C and Level D full motion simulators. This illustrated his ability to quickly adapt to other pilots' flying requirements while remaining within company profiles. He later earned his type rating in the Cessna Citation II/V/Ultra/Bravo through Simuflite. Currently on his days off from his law enforcement career, he continues to instruct student pilots as a check airman at US Aviation in Denton, TX.|
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