Role: Founder, Executive Director, Development Executive, and Pilot
Background: WF Founder, Executive, Fighter Pilot, General Aviation Pilot, Development Leader, Youth Advocate, Maintenance Team
Area: Operations, Administration, Development
Role: Deputy Executive Director of Administration, Operations, and Development, Fly Day Supervisor, and Pilot
Background: Over 30 years of successful small business, large business, and non-profits. Leading Sales, Marketing, Business Development, Operations/Technical (Engineer), and Management in Small businesses. CMEI Pilot, Wright Flight 6 Years
Area: Administration, Operations
Role: Office Administrator/School Coordinator
Background: Solid experience in small non-profit organizations. Worked in marketing positions with a California Visitors Council and worked in retail locally.
Role: Pilot Co-Coordinator, Fly Day Supervisor, Maintenance Team, Safety Briefer, Dispatcher, Education Team
Background: Pilot, Small Business Owner, Wright Flight since 2004, Veteran (et al)
Role: Co-Volunteer Coordinator
Background: Experienced Wright Flight Volunteer
Role: Co-Volunteer Coordinator
Background: Community Leadership, Office Management
Role: Pilot, Maintenance Team
Background: Corporate Pilot, Air Carrier Pilot, General Aviation Pilot, Military Pilot, GA Maintenance expertise, WF Since 2005, Veteran
Matt McLynn became interested in flying after going to work with his father several times and was able to fly a few airplanes being flown across the country at age 14. He started taking lessons and soloed at age 16.
Matt later had the opportunity to fly helicopters in Southeast Asia compliments of the US Army.
He has owned and flown many types of aircraft including Warsaw Pact fighter jets.
He is retired from United Airlines and is currently flying corporate jets.
Role: Fly Day Coordinator
Background: Non-Profit, Small Business, Office Management
Mark Kirsch, TSgt. (USAF, ret)
Role: Lead Mechanic (Since Spring 2018)
Background: Retired USAF, Jet Mechanic, C-130 Flight Engineer, General Aviation Mechanic, Veteran of Vietnam, Cold War, and the Gulf War
Spent 30 years in General Aviation with maintenance experience on many different types of aircraft. These experiences have complimented his extensive training to afford him a comprehensive and diverse base of expertise in the mechanical disciplines.
He has been responsible for a corporate flight department managing the maintenance programs for highly modified aerial survey aircraft. He was also responsible for the management of bringing engineering design changes and FAA Supplemental Type Certificates to production implementation while administering scheduled and unscheduled maintenance on the company aircraft in worldwide locations.
Role: Pilot, Fly Day Supervisor, New Pilot On-Boarding
Background: Air Force Navigator, General Aviation Pilot
Captain Jack King, and the Boys –
Role: Marana Airport Site Lead, Maintenance Team, Pilot, Fly Day Supervisor, Dispatcher
Background: Air Carrier Pilot, Fighter Pilot, General Aviation Pilot, Airport Leader
Jack lead the efforts to expand operations to Marana NW Regional last year, and continued to give leadership to dramatically expanding those efforts this year, in maintenance team support and pilot recruitment.
His personality and charm makes for a fun-filled environment, loved by students, teachers, parents, volunteers, and pilots.
Has known Robin since 1982 when he was Jack’s instructor pilot in A-10’s
First Officer he was flying with mentioned WF and Robin. He followed up and contacted Robin and the rest is history
Second year as WF pilot
Retired Lt Colonel, Flew F-16, A-10, T-38’s and 737’s 18K+ hours.
Boys have volunteered their time and talents Ben 950+ hours and Matt almost 400
Role: Pilot Coordinator
Background: Small Business Owner, Bookkeeping Tanque Verde Enterprises
Christy and her husband left northern California and came to Tucson 14 Years ago because her daughter in law was going to start a family. As both of them came from the BioTech industry and Tucson had limited BioTech positions, they decided to purchase 3 retail businesses.
She has been a bookkeeper for 14 years, managing their retail businesses, working part time, and have assisted Wright Flight in the same capacity since 2015.
As her son and daughter are both educators, she appreciates and values the opportunity Wright Flight brings to our community.