|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 (Drew) 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 a dual-floppy drive IBM PC, RGB Monitor, and a keyboard. He joined DeltaVA in 2006. He funds his hobby as a Utility Design Engineer for a 100+ year old engineering firm located in Charlotte, NC. He and his wife homeschool their 4 children. Well, she does all the work and he takes the credit. His oldest son plans to attend ERAU staring in August 2017 to become a real world pilot.|
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||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 26 years on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. He also works with the Mississippi Office of Homeland Security, 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 only person who still uses Q Basic to write programs.|
Assistant Director of Operations
|Soonho_Lee@DeltaVA.org||Soonho Lee is the Assistant Director of Operations, Director of Dispatch, and an Assistant Chief Pilot in our B757 program. He started his flight sim from FS2000, then to FS2004, and FSX. He currently holds Single and Multi Commercial + IFR, working on the CFI. In DVA, he holds every single rating the DVA has to offer!|
|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||[b]Scott is the Chief Pilot of the DVA 737 team.[/b] His passion for aviation started when he built a 29¢ model of a P-51 Mustang in the early 60s. After high school he moved to California and began flying R/C airplanes. He flew R/C sailplanes competitively 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) he soloed in a C150 and was very close to obtaining his PPL but had to stop due to full-time work demands. He's been 'simming' on and off since FS 1.0. In 2009 he built a quad-core system just for FSX and a few months later discovered VATSIM and DVA and was hooked on online flying. 3500+ flights, 7800+ hours later, it's more fun than ever. In the real world he's been the Assistant Network Admin for the City of Moreno Valley, CA for over 17 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 a Master of Science in Aerospace with an Aviation Management concentration. Graduation from all programs is planned for May of 2020.|
Chief Pilot (B757)
|Gregory_Bogosian@DeltaVA.org||Greg Bogosian is the Chief Pilot in our B757 program. His flight sim history begins with FS 2004 in 2007, FSX and later, PREPAR3D. He is a retired US Navy E6 working at a small part 121/135 airline in Centennial, CO as a Dispatcher, dispatch trainer, and standby crew scheduler. He also enjoys ATC on the VATSIM and IVAO networks. He lives with his wife April and daughter in Colorado Springs, Co.|
Chief Pilot (B767)
|Peter_Kerpel@DeltaVA.org||Peter Kerpel is Chief Pilot in our B767 program. Peter is 58 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. Owns an SPL/TMG licence. Recently takes lessons with different types of Cessnas to obtain a PPL license|
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)
|Alex_Rogawski@DeltaVA.org||Alex Rogawski is the Chief Pilot in our CRJ program. He started off with FS2000 and soon became hooked on the sim, moving through FS2004, FSX and finally P3D. A few years later, he joined DVA after he became 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.
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)
|Adam_Marion@DeltaVA.org||Adam is the Chief Pilot in the Douglas DC-8 program, an Instructor for the Delta Virtual Airlines Flight Academy, and has been on the staff roster since April, 2016. Adam has over 900 hours with Delta Virtual, along with over 700 hours on the VATSIM network as a pilot. Adam has obtained his VATSIM P1 and P2 ratings, along with his Delta Virtual Online Pilot and VFR Online Pilot ratings. Along with his pilot certifications and statistics, Adam currently has over 1,700 hours on the VATSIM network as an Air Traffic Controller. On VATSIM, he has served as a Deputy Division Director, Training Administrator, Events Coordinator, Webmaster, Instructor, and Mentor.
Adam is in his 20's and lives in the Western United States where he works in Law Enforcement. Adam is also a Firefighter/EMT with his local fire department. Adam is expecting a baby boy in November of 2017. The plate is getting bigger and bigger, busy guy!
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 (L-1011)
|email@example.com||Don is the Chief Pilot for the L-1011 program and the former 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, 4 cats and 5 dogs.
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)
|Aidan_Stevens@DeltaVA.org||Aidan Stevens is a Chief Pilot in our MD-88 program. Aidan is currently in the process of obtaining his Recreational Pilots License, training in a C152. He holds a rank of Corporal with the RCAC. Aidan also holds an Instructor (I1) rating as a controller on VATSIM and has his P1, P2, and P4 as a pilot on VATSIM.
When not flying or approving PIREPS and grading check rides, you can find Aidan programming a new web application, playing hockey or refereeing hockey.
Assistant Chief Pilot (A320)
|Mark_Springsteen@Deltava.org||Mark Springsteen is an Assistant Chief Pilot in our A320 program. He and his wife, along with their two teenage children live in the northern suburbs of Atlanta, Ga. Starting the flight sim hobby in 2007, Mark has been hooked ever since. DVA has always been home for Mark. He has served as Chief Pilot in the A330, B757, and A320 programs during his time with DVA. Please feel free to email Mark with any questions you may have. He is always willing and able to help out his fellow pilots.|
Assistant Chief Pilot (A330)
|Anthony_Katosh@Deltava.org||Anthony Katosh is an Assistant Chief Pilot in our A330 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, MD-88, and CRJ programs. He currently resides in the sunny state of Florida with his Wife and Children.|
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 (B737)
|Daniel_Wilbanks@DeltaVA.org||Daniel Wilbanks is an Assistant Chief Pilot of our B737 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. Daniel lives outside of Atlanta, GA with his family.|
Assistant Chief Pilot (B757)
|Manuel_Hernandez@DeltaVA.org||Manuel has had a passion for aviation since young at age. Started flight simulation with Sierra Pro Pilot in high school and has been at it ever since. Manuel lives in Central Kansas with his family, and is a store manager with a major retailer.|
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 (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)
|Christian_Samuels@DeltaVA.org||Christian Samuels is an Assistant Chief Pilot in our CRJ equipment program. At a young age, he caught the Aviation Bug and has loved it since. He started off with Flight Simulator X and continues to use it today. He joined DVA when he wanted to get serious about his career.
Today, he resides in Atlanta, GA and goes to school to hopefully become an Delta Airlines pilot.
|Elise Van De Putte
Assistant Chief Pilot (CRJ)
|email@example.com||Elise Van de Putte is an assistant chief pilot in our CRJ program. She is a senior at the University of North Dakota, majoring in Commercial Aviation with a minor in Atmospheric Sciences. She has her Commercial ASML certificate and an instrument rating. She hopes to one day fly for FedEx.|
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 767/757, 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 (RMS) for two summers out of 4 while attending the University of IL POC program and enjoyed every minute of time in the DC-9 along with the 86th Fireflies (C-130s) at Ramstein AB before choosing the Civilian path. He now works with Kalitta Air.|
Assistant Chief Pilot (DC-8)
|Yisrael_Wealcatch@DeltaVA.org||Yisrael Wealcatch is the Assistant Chief Pilot of our DC-8 program. He started flying at age 11 with FS2002 and moved to FSX soon after. He's in high school, but when he has spare time, he tries to fly a bit. He's an S1 on VATSIM with ZMA ARTCC as well. In his spare time, he likes to play with his guinea pig, play hockey, build computers, code, and do robotics projects. He hopes to have a career in aerospace engineering sometime in the future.|
Assistant Chief Pilot (MD-11)
|Matthew_Murray@DeltaVA.org||Matthew Murray is an Assistant Chief Pilot in the MD-11 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 Sterling, VA as an Operations Agent for a major US airline.|
Assistant Chief Pilot MD-88
|email@example.com||Christopher Ferguson is an Assistant Chief Pilot in our MD-88 program. He first dabbled in FlightSim back in 2006 but did not take it seriously until 2010. He was a Ramp Rat for Delta Airlines and American Airlines for a total of seven years. Chris resides in Bayside, NY and currently works for FedEx as a Courier in Long Island, NY.|
Assistant Chief Pilot (MD-88)
|Matt_Hammond@DeltaVA.org||Matt Hammond is an Assistant Chief Pilot in our MD-88 program. Matt is a multi commercial pilot currently flying as a First Officer in a King Air 350, while working a full time job in Flight Operations of a major US Carrier. He has been an avid simmer since MSFS 95.|
Director of Events
|Jim_Rose@Deltava.org||Jim Rose is Director of Events and an Assistant Chief Pilot in our B737 program.|
|firstname.lastname@example.org||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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