Brad had his first lesson at Blue Skies in 8th grade, soloed at age 16, and completed his private pilot certification at 17. He completed his instrument rating three years later, and then his commercial license in 2012, all here at Blue Skies. His first aviation job was flying as a bush pilot in Alaska. He went on to fly scenic tour flights in Arizona, and then cargo out of Buffalo, NY. Brad has been flying E175s for SkyWest since 2015. He has approximately 7000 hours of flight time.
Brad is an advanced and instrument instructor, and is also a part 107 drone instructor. He has experience teaching in the Aviation Pathway program at Crystal Lake South High School, and he also worked as a Metroliner type rating instructor for Ameriflight. With a variety of different types of professional aviation experience, Brad is a great resource for students who are interested in pursuing a career in aviation.