|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 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
|firstname.lastname@example.org||Kevin Lundy is the chief pilot in our B727 program and the Vice President 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.|
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 Mesa AZ. Further update, we have now moved and settled in Mesa and loving it!!|
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, FSX and now utilizes both XP11 and P3D V3. He currently holds Single and Multi Commercial + IFR, working on the CFI. In DVA, he holds every single rating the DVA has to offer!|
Assistant Director of Operations
|Jim_Rose@Deltava.org||Jim Rose is an Assistant Director of Operations and an Assistant Chief Pilot in our B737 program.|
Assistant Director of Operations
|Joe_Burner@DeltaVA.org||Joe Burner is an Assistant Director of Operations and the Chief Pilot in our DC-6 program. Joe's flight simulation began back when he was ten years old, when his father had a World War II flight combat simulator for his computer. Joe would spend a lot of time flying and "dog fighting" on the simulator. Many years later in early 2015, Joe got back into flight simulation by purchasing FSX steam. Joe then in February 2015 discovered an article online about virtual airlines. Joe was so intrigued by this and started reading the article further. Joe found out about Delta Virtual Airlines courtesy of the article. On April 23 2015, Joe joined Delta Virtual Airlines in the CRJ program. He then moved up to different programs such as, A320, 737, 757, 767, 777 programs where he spent the longest in 777 program, where he gained more knowledge of flying, weather patterns and how it affects the flight as well as different weights and fuel loads. Joe loves flying in the sim, especially long haul flights either across the U.S. or across the ocean.
When Joe is not flying in the virtual skies, he is usually spending time with his wonderful and amazing wife, and their dog. Joe and his wife love going to movie night on Tuesday's and here lately Monday matinee nights. Joe's hobbies outside of flight simulation include, weight lifting, hiking, fishing, camping, hunting. Joe just recently moved to Utah nearly three years ago. Joe is exploring the wonderful and beautiful state of Utah. Joe is also a converted Utah Utes fan. Go Utes!
Assistant Director Human Resources
|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.|
|David_Keech@DeltaVA.org||a DVA veteran, provides administration advice and services. David lives in Charlotte, NC with wife and son. He enjoys long walks, puppies and thinks mean people are icky. :)|
|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.|
Chief Pilot (A320)
|Jeremy_Jurman@deltava.org||Jeremy is the Chief Pilot for the A320 program. He is from Long Island, NY and has been at DVA since August 2009.
He has been flight simming since the release of FS2004, as well as a RW pilot since 2016.
Chief Pilot (A330)
|firstname.lastname@example.org||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||Scott is the Chief Pilot of the DVA 737 team. 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 Academy of Model Aeronautics (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. 5,900+ flights, 11,900+ hours, & 4.3 million nautical miles 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 20 years.|
Chief Pilot (B747)
|Roy_Rodriguez@DeltaVA.org||Roy Rodriguez is the Chief Pilot in our 747 program. From New York, he joined DVA back in 2001 while working as a Gate Agent for the real-world Delta Air Lines. Roy is currently working as a Train Conductor at a passenger railroad in NY. He has been flightsimming since the late 1990's back when Microsoft released Flight Simulator 5.0. He was also the Assistant Chief Pilot in the CRJ, MD88, 747, and 757 programs.|
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, FSX: SE. He is a retired US Navy E6 working at a small part 121/135 airline in Centennial, CO as Operations Manager. 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 (B777)
|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)
|Alex_Rogawski@DeltaVA.org||Alex Rogawski is the Chief Pilot in our CRJ program. He was first introduced to the world of flight simulation with FS2000 and soon became hooked on the sim, moving through FS2004, FSX and finally Prepar3D. A few years later, he joined DVA after becoming a bit more serious with his hobby and has loved it ever since.
In the real world, he is a business student in the Boston area with hopes to become a real world pilot when he can find the time to finish up his PPL.
Chief Pilot (DC-8)
|Adam_Marion@DeltaVA.org||Adam is the Chief Pilot in the Douglas DC-8 program and has been on the staff roster since April, 2016. Adam has over 1,100 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 has over 1,700 hours on the VATSIM network as an Air Traffic Controller.
Adam is currently the Division Training Director (VATSAF3) for the VATSIM South Africa Division and a member of the VATSIM Technical Team as a Developer. He has previously served as a Deputy Division Director, Division Training Director, Training Administrator, Events Coordinator, Webmaster, Instructor, and Mentor.
Chief Pilot (EMB-120)
|Jim_Warner@DeltaVA.org||Jim is Chief Pilot for the EMB-120 program and Director of the Flight Academy. 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)
|firstname.lastname@example.org||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.|
Chief Pilot (MD-11)
|email@example.com||Chris is the Chief Pilot in the MD-11 program. He lives in Ohio with this wife, daughter, son, two dogs, and three cats. He has been an avid simmer since FS95 and currently flies with P3D4. He keeps a copy of FS9 on his machine so he can stay active with the PMDG MD-11 (Still the best plane ever made). In the real world, Chris is in higher medical education and has a Master's degree in education.|
Chief Pilot (MD-88)
|firstname.lastname@example.org||Christopher Ferguson is the Chief Pilot in our MD-88 program. He's worked for Delta and American Airlines at JFK as a ramp rat. He caught the aviation bug back in 2010 when the Captain of a UPS 757 invited him up to the flight deck. Born and raised in NYC, he now lives in Dallas, TX where he hopes to start flight training at KGPM. When he's not flying, he's out delivering packages for FedEx Express. He hopes to one day become a pilot for FedEx or American Airlines.|
Assistant Chief Pilot (A320)
|Jeremy_Hamilton@DeltaVA.org||Jeremy Hamilton is an Assistant Chief Pilot in our A320 program. He began flight simming at an early age over 20 years ago with FS95 and every version of MSFS since. Jeremy has been a member of DVA since 2012 and enjoys flying many various types of aircraft. He also holds a real-world PPL w/ Instrument rating.
When he's not at work or flight simming, you can find Jeremy at the local gym training for powerlifting and strongman competitions.
Assistant Chief Pilot (A330)
|Scott_Brandenburg@DeltaVA.org||Scott Brandenburg is an Assistant Chief Pilot in our A330 program.
Scott's first exposure to flight simulation was on his Timex-Sinclair 1000 (with a mind-boggling 16K RAM), back in 1983. (Frame rate? We don't need no stinkin' frame rate!) Currently, he flies P3D on a Digital Storm rig, a slight improvement at least.
He is a licensed Airframe and Powerplant Mechanic, who worked 16 years for Delta Air Lines in Orlando and Atlanta - starting off in 1990 as a ramp agent in Orlando, transferring to ATL as an aircraft mechanic, and serving as 757 Maintenance Program Analyst, Quality Systems Evaluator, and Supplier Surveillance Evaluator before leaving the company in 2006. While a mechanic, he worked on the L-1011, 727, 737, 757, 767, DC-9, MD-88, MD-11, and A-310. After leaving Delta, he worked for Lockheed-Martin Aeronautics in the C-130J wing shop and eventually the C-5M as a flight line quality control technician. After LM Aero, he worked at L3 Technologies as a Senior Supplier Quality Engineer. He's now back at Lockheed-Martin MFC as a Supplier Quality Field Engineer.
Married since 1992 to his high-school sweetheart (awww), he has two sons - one in college and the other in 7th grade, and lives in the Atlanta metro area.
Assistant Chief Pilot (B727)
|Ken_Webber@DeltaVA.org||Ken is an Assistant Chief Pilot in our B727 program. A flight sim enthusiast dating back to the "Original Microsoft Flight Simulator' for the Commodore 64/Atari880 computer. Joined Delta Virtual in September 2015.|
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)
|email@example.com||Michael Evans is the Assistant Chief Pilot of our 747 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 and serve as DC-6 ACP prior to the 747 Chief Pilot. 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, American, Delta & Northwest. You can always find him aircraft spotting 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 (B757)
|Andres_Honegger@DeltaVA.org||Andres Honegger is an Assistant Chief Pilot in the B757 program.
Andres' interest in aviation started in early boyhood: from seeing the JU-52 flying almost on a weekly basis, visiting nearby airports, marvel at the DC-10, Boeing 747 .... finally getting the PPL in 2008 followed by instrument rating a year later. FSX became a tool for practice and that got him hooked on flight simulation; joined DVA and recently upgraded to P3Dv4.x.
In the real world, he is working in Silicon Valley as a development engineer for a large laboratory instrument company. Having raised two children, his wife and Andres are now watching their grandson grow and develop (getting spoiled). Other interests include travelling, hiking and bike riding - enjoying the outdoors.
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||Matthew Whitaker is an Assistant Chief Pilot in our 777 program. His love of aviation began when he was 6 and he got to sit in the cockpit for an hour on a Reeve Aleutian Airways 727 flight from Anchorage to Adak, Alaska. From that moment on he was hooked. A 8 year Air Force veteran, he has been flight simming since 2003. He joined Delta Virtual in 2004.
He has a Bachelor of Science and Master of Aeronautics from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and resides in the Omaha, Nebraska area with his wife and two kids. He currently works for the Federal Government and when not flying online, he can be found either camping or fishing with his family.
Assistant Chief Pilot (CRJ)
|Christian_Samuels@DeltaVA.org||Christian Samuels is the 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 now uses X-plane 11. He joined DVA when he wanted to get serious about his career. He has a Private Pilot License with an ASEL rating, and he is in school to get a degree in Aviation Science and Management.
Today, he resides in Atlanta, GA and goes to school to hopefully become a 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 University of North Dakota graduate and majored in Commercial Aviation with a minor in Atmospheric Sciences. She has her Commercial ASML and CFI/I and is currently working as a flight instructor and corporate pilot on the B200 and C560. She hopes to one day fly for FedEx.|
Assistant Chief Pilot (DC-6)
|Jay_Marin@DeltaVA.org||Jay Marin is an Assistant Events Director and the Assistant Chief Pilot of our DC-6 program.
He started using the flight simulator with the release of FS 5.0. He has been enjoying the world of simulation for many years. He is amaze on how the simulation has evolved.
Jay served 4 years in the US Army and while stationed in Ft Wainwright, Alaska, took his VFR private pilot certificate. After leaving the military he advanced to VFR ME certificate. Most of the flying was done in a Piper Aztec. Jay does not fly any longer as is unable to obtain a medical certificate due to some medical issues. Jay is also a retired ATC. Jay enjoy listening to a variety of music, outdoors and relaxation with family and friends.
Jay joined DVA in 2012 and been enjoying it ever since. Jay also does dispatch services as well.
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 the Google Earth flight simulator (it still exists!) then got hooked so he bought FS2002 and moved to FSX soon after. He's busy in college, but when he has spare time he tries to fly a bit. He's a freshman mechanical engineering major in the Baltimore, Maryland area, and he hopes to have a career in aerospace engineering sometime in the future. In his spare time, Yisrael likes to play hockey, take photos, and do robotics projects.|
Assistant Chief Pilot (MD-11)
|James_Stone@DeltaVA.org||James Stone is an assistant chief pilot in our MD-11 program. My love of flying flight sim started in the early ’80s with the ole Commodore 64 SubLogic, while I was stationed at Minot, ND. I learned how to fly without a joystick.
I kept flying off and on until I bought SubLogic Jet, which was an F-16. I enjoyed this (Jet) for a while. I then got SubLogics New Facilities Locator. I bought Air Transportation Pilot and both East and West scenery which allowed me to fly from coast to coast.
Then there were several other flight sim’s that came out which were military aircraft and helicopters also flew some in Pro Pilot 99, then Flight Sim 2000 came out. So I went back to flying Flight Sim again.
Then I upgrade each time 2002/2004/2004(9.1), then upgrade to Flight X, but could not fly it. So I continued to fly 2004 and I then finally got a computer that would handle Flight X. So now I fly both FS2004 and FSX.
I am retired from the Air National Guard as a Chief Master Sergeant (E9) with over 22 years. My civilian job was a firefighter; I retired as a Fire Captain with just over 27 yrs. I have two great sons and a wife that has put up with me flying for over 32 yrs.
Assistant Chief Pilot (MD-88)
|Tony_Stork@DeltaVA.org||Tony Stork is an Assistant Chief Pilot in our MD-88 program. He began flight simming at a very young age with MSFS3, and moved on to FS95, FS2000, FS2004, FSX, and finally P3Dv4. Over the years he has very much enjoyed learning the ins and outs of commercial aircraft. Tony has a wife and one son, and they hail from "scenic" northwest Ohio. It's like the moon, with corn.
When Tony is not flight simming, his hobbies include many forms of PC gaming (Overwatch being the favorite), and watching sports such as racing, MLB, NHL, and football.
|Daniel_Wilbanks@DeltaVA.org||Daniel Wilbanks is Director of Events and Assistant Chief Pilot of our B737 program. Daniel is an avid simmer, beginning with FS2002 in 2010 and moving up to FSX. He has experience on both the IVAO and VATSIM networks, and currently is a controller at VATSIM's Atlanta 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, and flying real world GA out of KLZU. He hopes to one day fly for the real world Delta Airlines. Daniel lives outside of Atlanta, GA with his family.|
Assistant Director of Events
|Michael_Backes@DeltaVA.org||A little about me: I was active duty Navy. I hold a BA degree in Operation Security Management (working on my Masters). I am married and have three children. I am the Assistant Director of Events and a Dispatcher.|
|Matt_Lynn@DeltaVA.org||Matt Lynn is an instructor in our Flight Academy. He began flying at the age of 16 (1983) in a Cessna 152 and shortly after found his first Sub Logic Flight Simulator and has been hooked on both ever since. He earned his Private, Inst, Commercial and Multi-engine at a local airport and later his ATP. The airport was on a hill. You could not see one end of the runway from the other. It was only 2900 feet long and 24 feet wide.
He started flying on charters in 1987 when customers requested a second pilot or the plane needed one, such as Part 91 and 135 on Cessna 414, 421B, King Air A100 and a back-up copilot on a IAI 1124 Westwind.
In October, 1989, he was hired as a SIC (second-in-command) on a Dash 8 and flew for Henson/Piedmont/USAirways Express flying under the 121 regulations. In October of 2000, he was hired by a fractional jet company located in Cleveland Ohio, flying as an SIC on the Hs125 (Hawker 800) and then one year later, moved to the left seat of the BeechJet 400A/XP/Hawker 400XP for the next eight years. During his career he flew as copilot and Captain, he has logged over 13,400 hours and is type rated in the HS125, DHC-8, MU300 and BE400.
Due to medical issues, Matt had to end his twenty year professional flying career in 2009, but continues his flying today with Delta Virtual Airlines as an instructor in our Flight Academy.
Flight Academy Advisor
|Andrew_Vane@DeltaVA.org||Andrew Vane is an Advisor to the Flight Academy. He has been flight simming since 1982 with the original MSFS v 1.0. Andrew has served various roles at DVA over the past 14 years and returns to help the Flight Academy with new courses and content. When not flight simming, he works as a civil engineer for a consulting engineering firm designing water and sewer lines in the southeastern US. He and his wife homeschool their two teenagers, have one in college, and one a pilot about to graduate from an aeronautical university.|
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