YOUR PERSONAL FLIGHT TEAM
From booking to flying, you are surrounded by years of experience.
Kit McCulley (Director of Operations + Chief Pilot)
With Aero since its inception in 2015, Director of Operations and Chief Pilot Kit McCulley served twenty years as a Naval Aviator in the U. S. Navy retiring with the rank of Commander. He was Executive Officer of Naval Air Station Bermuda, responsible for the leadership management and administration of over 2,000 personnel, and Air Operations Officer at NAS Whiting Field.
Since his retirement from the Navy in 1999, Kit has served an additional twenty years as a corporate pilot, eleven of which have been as a chief pilot. He has flown over 14,000 flight hours in numerous military and civilian aircraft and has earned four type ratings.
In the military, Kit loved being part of a team committed towards something important. Donor flights, according to Kit, come as close to a military mission as it gets in the civilian world. They are last-minute, as time-sensitive as it can be - a matter of life and death – and they involve teamwork to be successful. And they’re personally rewarding.
Kit is a 1979 graduate of the United States Naval Academy where Kit, the son of a football coach, was a varsity football letterman. He holds a Master of Science in Management degree from Troy University and a diploma from the Aviation Safety Officer Course at the Naval Postgraduate School.
Married for 33 years, Kit has two grown kids, and just recently moved on from his ’82 Mercedes 300CD Turbo Diesel.
Paul spent twenty-six years as a U.S. Customs Pilot/Officer before retiring in 2014. During his U.S. Customs career, Paul served as Safety Officer, Instructor/Check Pilot and Maintenance check pilot. He also conducted more than 40 Pilot Applicant interviews and Flight evaluations for the Customs Service. While with Customs he attended and completed the Aircraft Safety and Accident Investigations course at the University of Southern California, and the Operational Test and Evaluation course at the National Test Pilot School in Mojave, CA where he received his certificate. He also completed the MQ-9 Predator drone ground school in Grand Forks Air Force Base, ND. Paul has been attending annual Flight Safety simulator training courses throughout his entire flying career. He graduated from Northwestern University in Natchitoches, LA with B.S. in Aviation. Currently holds a Multi-engine Land and Sea, ATP and Certified Flight Instructor Instrument ratings. With more than 14,000 hours flight time, he has extensive experience piloting a variety of aircraft including …..Cessna Citation V, Beechcraft King Air, Cessna 185 amphibian, Piper Navajo, and high performance single-engine aircraft. His first and favorite aircraft flown is the G44 Grumman Widgeon. He has been with Aero since 2015, he is a Captain on the Citation V.
John began flying at age 12 with his father in Beechcraft Corporation’s demonstrator aircraft. Following high school John became a private pilot, an expert rated sport parachutist and a certified jumpmaster.
After college graduation John was commissioned in the United States Navy and earned his Naval Flight Officers wings of gold as a Radar Intercept Officer in the F-14 Tomcat. He served in numerous fighter squadrons, was an F-14 instructor and is a graduate of the Naval Fighter Weapons School “Topgun”. During his 26 year career in the Navy John accumulated over 2700 hours as a Naval Flight Officer.
In 2000 John earned his Certified Flight Instructor rating and is qualified to teach in single and multi-engine aircraft. John is also an FAA Designated Pilot Examiner (DPE) for certifying pilot applicants in all airplane ratings.
John retired from the Navy as a Commander in 2011 and began flying for Lifeguard Air Ambulance in Pensacola as a single-pilot captain in a King Air B-200. In 2017 John accepted a position as a Captain flying the Citation V with Aero Capital Flight Services and now Aero Air Charter.
John is also a part time flight instructor and specializes in tailwheel and basic aerobatics instruction in a Super Decathlon. John serves on the Board of Directors of the Pensacola Navy Flying Club and also flies his own personal “V-tail” Bonanza. He has logged flight time in over 68 different models of aircraft and has accumulated over 7300 hours as a civilian pilot.
John will tell you, “I am truly blessed, my retirement job is flying jets, my hobby job is flight instruction, and during my free time I enjoy flying my Bonanza with my wife to go visit our two children in Texas and South Florida”. “It doesn’t get any better than that!”
Scott White, contract pilot and director of maintenance, a graduate of Alabama Aviation School, began his career in aviation 35 years ago. Mr. White began his career working with T-34’s at NAS Whiting Field and quickly advanced to Engine and Satellite site program manager, working for 19 years with government contracts and advancing to Director of Maintenance with a private firm in Pensacola. In addition to extensive knowledge of aircraft, Mr. White also holds the following active licenses/ratings: Airline Transport Pilots License (ATP); Commercial Helicopter; and Single Engine Land and Sea. Mr. White’s passion for aviation can be summed up with this quote: “I don’t always stop and look at airplanes, oh wait, yes I do.”