Randy’s interest in aviation began with a ride in a helicopter at age 9. He earned his Private Pilot license while studying Aeronautical Engineering at the University of Illinois. Following graduation, he worked as a design engineer for several aircraft manufacturers, including Cessna and Beech. He had the opportunity to fly many models of aircraft made by each company, and to obtain his single engine, multi-engine and instrument flight instructor ratings.

Randy decided to make a career change, and became an airline pilot. He worked for several airlines, and has type ratings in the McDonnell Douglas DC-9, Boeing 737, and Swearingen Metroliner. He retired from the airlines in 2015, and is now having the time of his life sharing his love of aviation, and helping his students to achieve their dreams.