Rick Sanchez

Director of Safety/ Director of Ground Schools Rick Sanchez has been involved in aviation for over 30 years, primarily as an instructor.  He is a graduate of Miami-Dade College and Florida International University with degrees in Aviation and English, respectively. Rick’s passion for aviation, and dedication to safety, drives him to equip our future airline […]

Francesca Gooding, a Flight School Administrator at US Aviation Academy

Francesca Gooding

Payroll Manager/ HR Specialist The mission Francesca strives for each day is to reach out and positively impact as many people as possible. Outside of work, Francesca spends the majority of her time with friends and family. She loves to travel, and enjoys focusing her attention on self-development by reading, exercising, and getting closer to […]

Francesca Gooding, a Flight School Administrator at US Aviation Academy
Chris Ramey, the VP of Compliance and Standards at US Aviation Academy

Chris Ramey

Chief Flight Instructor, VP of Compliance & Standards Chris received his Bachelors of Science in Aviation from Southeastern Oklahoma State University 2007. Shortly after graduating, Chris began working as a line instructor for USAA.  He has held many positions as he earned his way up to VP of Compliance & Standards and Chief Flight Instructor.  […]

Chris Ramey, the VP of Compliance and Standards at US Aviation Academy
Scott Sykes, VP of Business Development at US Aviation Academy

Scott Sykes

Chief Development Officer Scott graduated from Baylor College with a BA in Economics and continued on at UNT to obtain his Masters in Economics.  He also obtained his Private Pilot license at US Aviation.  Scott enjoys the challenges the aviation industry brings: finding the best solution for US Aviation customers, creative problem solving, and pragmatic […]

Scott Sykes, VP of Business Development at US Aviation Academy
Justin Skyes, VP of Accounting and Finance at Us Aviation Academy

Justin Sykes

Chief Financial Officer Justin graduated with a BA from Claremont McKenna College, majoring in accounting and went on to obtain his CPA after working for EY for several years.  He also trained at US Aviation and is an instrument-rated Private Pilot of 100 hours.  He enjoys actively being involved in growing and managing a business. […]

Justin Skyes, VP of Accounting and Finance at Us Aviation Academy
Mark Taylor, Chief Development Officer & Co-Founder of the US Aviation Academy Flight Training Program

Mark Taylor

Chief Relationship Officer & Co-founder Mark has over 35 years of experience in business development, client relations, employee relations, sales and marketing. He holds a BA in Management, a certificate in human resources management and an MBA in Personnel & Industrial Relations. Mark oversees the organizational development of existing and new business relationships, while working […]

Mark Taylor, Chief Development Officer & Co-Founder of the US Aviation Academy Flight Training Program
Mike Skyes, Founder & CEO of the US Aviation Academy Flight Training Program

Mike Sykes

Chief Executive Officer & Founder Mike Sykes is one of the founders of US Aviation and has worked as the CEO since the company started in January of 2006. Mike’s passion is to help businesses grow through strong leadership while delivering quality services at competitive prices. He attended Claremont McKenna College and has used his […]

Mike Skyes, Founder & CEO of the US Aviation Academy Flight Training Program