Meet the People

Board Members and Faculty

Steve Myers Steve Myers - President
Former US Navy carrier pilot & Lockheed Engineering Test Pilot. At the Lockheed "Skunk Works," worked on F-117 Stealth Fighter. Director, Aerial Reconnaissance Programs: SR-71, TR-1 and U-2R aircraft programs. Retired as Vice President, Flying Operations and Quality Assurance. Past Vice Chair of Young Aviators
Built his own plane
Sean Dwyer Séan Dwyer - Vice President
Curriculum Committee Chair
Retired 30 years SC Johnson
PhD in Chemistry
Owns a Piper Cherokee PA28-140
Steve Rehwinkel Steve Rehwinkel - Secretary
Retired Corporate Chief Pilot, Modine Mfg.
18,200 flight hours
Cessna Citation & Lear Jet

Eddy Huffman - Treasurer
Retired airline pilot (30 years)
Over 20,000 hours flight experience,
Has retraced Lewis & Clark's route, the Oregon Trail, and the Trans-continental Railroad in a light aircraft.

Scott Sellers Scott Sellers -Outreach Committee Chair
Soloed at 16, pilot for 37 years
Scott's father is an FAA listed Master Pilot (50 years of accident free flying) Scott has had both of his sons complete Young-Aviators program, Past Chair
Owns a Cessna 182
Tim Thompson
Tim Thompson 
Chief Flight Instructor for Young Aviators
Retired Delta airline Captain
Flight instructor
Past President

Pae Sophia Pae
Middle daughter graduated from Young Aviators Class of 2012. Her youngest daughter graduated in 2017. She adds creativeness enthusiasm and energy to our Board
Mike Palazzola
Past Chair of Young Aviators, Former Mooney aircraft owner and pilot. Retired from the medical imaging world. "I was 30 when I learned to fly. How would my life have changed if I learned at 15?"
Jerry Bovitz Jerry Bovitz - Aircraft building Leader
Retired Technical Education teacher (RUSD)
Pilot and aircraft inspectors ratings (A&P-IA)
Built several aircraft

Phil Fountian Phil Fountain - Program Committee
Curriculum Coordinator, Simulator Instructor
Retired 30 years Tenneco, Inc.,
Pilot Proficiency Examiner,  16,000 flight hours



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