PRESIDENT/PA-28 Manager - CHRIS HULEN
Chris attained his initial training through Southern Illinois University's aviation program and started out flying in the corporate world after graduation. Eventually moving on to Continental Express/Expressjet/Continental Airlines, Chris is now a Houston based Boeing 777 First Officer with United Airlines. Chris lives in Conroe, TX with his wife Hannah, his three kids, two cats, one dog, and six chickens. They enjoy hiking, traveling, cooking, visiting with family and attending church in Kingwood. He plays a mean game of mini golf and enjoys slaying paper targets with his large personal weapons cache.
vice-president/safety - eric pelletier
A Minnesota native (don’t ya know), Eric is a graduate of the University of North Dakota’s outstanding aviation program and began his airline career at Continental Express/Expressjet in 1997 eventually moving to Continental/United Airlines where he is currently a Boeing 737 Captain. Eric and his wife Anne have two children and live in The Woodlands, TX. Eric is an AMAZING golfer. DO NOT except an offer to play for money against Eric. You’ve been warned.
secretarY/treasurer - frank leilich
A graduate of the Rochester Institute of Technology, Frank began his airline career at Continental Express/Expressjet in 1996 eventually transitioning to Continental/United Airlines where he currently works as a Houston based Boeing 737 Captain. Prior to that, Frank proudly served in the US Air force as an F-15 maintenance officer. Frank and his wife Tausha have three children and live in The Woodlands, TX where Frank enjoys using his crazy-mad mechanical skills on his NEVER ENDING muscle car project out in the man-cave.
Rex Calvert - Chief Instructor/C-182 Manager
A graduate of the US Air Force Academy, Rex served an AF instructor pilot and C-130 commander before leading the Civil Air Patrol for the entire Northwest region. He began his airline career with Continental Airlines and is currently a Houston based Boeing 737 Captain. Rex and his wife Pam live in Montgomery, TX, have 4 children and 2 strapping grandsons. Rex enjoys golf, mountain biking, duck hunting and serving in his local Church. Be sure to ask Rex about the time he played “Perry Mason” and represented himself in court to argue a traffic fine…it’s a good one ;)
Bret Hinkie - IT/C-172 Manager
Bret is a graduate of the Louisiana Tech University Aviation program and began his airline career with Continental Express/ExpressJet in 1996 eventually transitioning to Continental/United where he is currently a Houston based Boeing 737 Captain. During a post 9-11 furlough, Bret also spent two years working for JetBlue Airways. Bret and his wife Alyson live in Magnolia, TX and have three children. Bret enjoys golf, fishing, duck hunting, mountain biking, hiking, camping, his car project, his boat and more… much to the dismay of Alyson who oversees the family bank account.