Levi Stockton is the President and Founder of Advanced Air, LLC and Jet Center Los Angeles. Under Levi’s leadership Advanced Air, LLC and Jet Center Los Angeles have grown to over 100 employees, 200,000 square feet of Hangar Space, a large fleet of aircraft and 10 diversified arms of revenue, including Advanced Airlines scheduled service. Levi is a current ATP-Rated company Line Captain and uses his knowledge of the aviation industry to set and implement the company’s overall strategy, vision and direction. In addition, Levi has modeled a company culture based on safety, family values and service that make Advanced Air and Jet Center Los Angeles a great place to work and do business. Levi is on the board of the Air Charter Safety Foundation and active in the Los Angeles Young Presidents’ Organization.
Executive Vice President / Pilot
As the Executive Vice President Donny Sandusky is directly responsible for maximizing the performance of both Advanced Air, LLC and Jet Center Los Angeles. As a current company line Captain and ATP-Rated pilot, Donny has successfully overseen company growth from 20 to 100 employees, doubled the hangar space at Hawthorne Airport to 200,000 square feet, increased fuel sales to over 1M gallons per year and expansion of the Advanced Air fleet. As a key member of the executive team Donny is integral to designing and implementing company business operations and establishing procedures that promote our company culture and overall vision. Donny holds a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Professional Aeronautics from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.
Chief Financial Officer
Chris is an integral member of the team and her responsibilities include directing the finance/accounting department to implement financial strategies for operational projects, programs and systems. She is directly responsible for evaluating and enhancing the company’s internal financial operations, cash management strategies and the effective use of corporate assets while taking into account the financial and operational risks of the airline. As CFO Chris reports directly to the CEO and coordinates the preparations of financial statements and presentations to senior executives and board members.
Vice President of Business Operations
Barbara Hunt joined the team in early 2017 as the VP of Business Operations for Advanced Air Charters LLC and Jet Center Los Angeles. After an early career transition from hotel management to aviation management, she was part of a small executive team who helped build a small single-aircraft charter company into a successful full-service aviation company. Her career has included roles in Operations Management, Charter Management, Human Resources, Sales & Marketing, Customer Service & Client Relations, Aircraft Sales Administration, Accounting and Finance.
Director of Operations
Michael Wootton is the Director of Flight Operations. Mike joined Advanced Air in 2016 bringing a broad base of experience from varied sectors of the aviation business. Mike is responsible for the overall operations of the aviation department and ensures legal, safe and efficient flight operations. Mike has established and maintained a close working relationship with the FAA as he developed Advanced Air’s Pilot Training Programs and General Operating Manuals. Mike is a certificated Airline Transport Pilot and holds several type ratings in business jets. Mike serves additional roles as Check Airman and Captain on the Lear Jet series. Mike studied Criminology at the University of Texas of the Permian Basin.
Director of Human Resources
As Human Resources Director, Beatriz is responsible for all human resources policies, programs, and services for the organization. Areas of responsibility include employment, employee relations, health and welfare, safety, organization development and learning, and compliance with all applicable federal, state, and local laws. Since her leadership appointment in 2020, she has been instrumental in integrating human resources initiatives into the strategic goals of the organization.
Joe Del Rio
Director of Training
As a career flight instructor Joe is a teacher at heart. He leads the effort in the comprehensive training of Advanced Air’s GOM, Ops specs and Operating Procedures. Joe has an extensive understanding of FAR 135, 91 and 61 requirements and successfully translates his knowledge to our crew members within the Advanced Air training environment. Joe oversees the training departments curriculum development and is directly responsible for the success of our pilots and flight attendants.
Doug Galbraith is the Chief Pilot and oversees 50 pilots for Advanced Air, LLC. Among his many duties Doug manages the overall operations of the aviation department. This includes managing flight and ground personnel, coordinating maintenance and scheduling flights. Doug adjusts and applies all risk management assessments for the flights and conditions. Additionally, Doug has assisted in developing Advanced Air’s Pilot Training Programs and General Operating Manuals. Doug is a Current Captain on the Challenger 604 and holds a Gold Seal Flight Instructor Rating. Doug holds a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Aviation Management and Associate of Science Degree in Commercial Aviation form the Southern Illinois University. Doug has been working ad Advanced Air, LLC since 2014 and previously held the Assistant chief Pilot role.
Director of Safety & Security
As the Director of Safety & Security Steve manages the airline’s Safety Management program and is responsible for maintaining a robust safety & security culture within the entire company. As a current commercial rated pilot Steve uses his deep knowledge of aviation operational safety to facilitate, review and analyze safety related trends to recommend mitigation techniques and implement controls that affect all departments within the company.
Director of Flight Support
Stacy Smith joined the Advanced Air Team as Director of Flight Support in August of 2021. A passion for aviation started with A-Star helicopters for recreation. That passion turned into a career with the launch of Taos Air and continued to grow as a Medevac Flight Dispatcher. She brings a solid track record of guest service excellence and an analytical thought process to Advanced Air's Flight Logistics, VIP, and Charter Sales Teams.
Director of Maintenance
Tony Pint is the Director of Maintenance for Advanced Air, LLC. With a passion for aviation, he started his career as a UH60 Blackhawk mechanic while serving in the US Army. After leaving active duty, he continued on for several years in the California National Guard. Tony received his FAA Airframe and Power Plant Certificate after graduating from Northrop-Rice University of Aeronautics in 1996. His first Civilian aviation job was at Garrett Aviation LAX where he started in the engine shop building Honeywell TFE-731 and CFE-738 engines and ultimately became an Inspector. After seven years at Garrett, Tony joined a large, Southern California Charter operator where he again excelled becoming the Chief inspector for their FAR Part 145 repair station. At the same company, Tony became the Director of Maintenance where he was responsible for over 30 different business aircraft. In August of 2017, Tony joined Advanced Air, LLC as the new Director of Maintenance. Tony’s aviation passion goes beyond maintenance. As a rated Private Pilot he is currently working on his IFR, Multi-Engine, and Commercial ratings.
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