Chief Pilot and Director of Aviation
Council Member since 2015
Jeff is the Chief Pilot and Director of Aviation for CommScope, Inc. Jeff joined the US Navy after graduating from High School and served from 1975 until 1980. He began his flight training while still on active duty, receiving his private and commercial certificates, instrument and multi-engine ratings in eight months. After leaving active duty, Jeff continued his aviation training and received his CFI and CFII and began his professional career as a flight instructor. Jeff worked for a local FBO as a flight instructor and Part 135 Charter Pilot. In 1983 was named Chief Flight Instructor and was instrumental in developing an aircraft management business for the FBO. In 1984, Jeff went to work for CommScope as a first officer, flying a Learjet 25, Learjet 35, and a King Air B-100. In over 30 years with CommScope, he has flown every model of Learjet. Jeff has been Chief Pilot and Director of Aviation since 1994.
He has a BS in Aviation Management, an Airline Transport Pilot Certificate with Type ratings for the Challenger 300, Learjet series aircraft and Learjet 60. Jeff also holds LOAs for the North American T-28 and Lockheed T-33, as well as maintaining his CFI, CFII, and MEI. He has accumulated over 12 thousand hours of accident free flying. Jeff is a member of the NBAA Safety Committee, The NBAA Professionalism Working Group, and he is a member of the FAA Safety Team and is a FAA Safety Team Representative for Western NC.
Jeff was the 2013 recipient of the Safety Standdown Award.