APS Team of Dedicated Experts

Friendly VIP Service
  • Executive Team
  • Instructor Pilot Team
  • Operational Team

APS has an elite team of experts with years of aviation experience to ensure all upset training programs are being delivered in strict adherence to the industry’s highest performance standards. We have the utmost respect for our clientele of fellow pilots, and we strive to provide quality training in an easygoing and enjoyable atmosphere that is integral to our business philosophy.

Executive Team

  • B.Sc. Business Management & Finance
Tara Ransbury
Tara Ransbury
VP Finance & Strategy
  • Business Manager of the Decade
  • 14-Years Executive Aviation Management
Faye Hamilton
Faye Hamilton
VP Service & Customer Experience
  • 4-time Master CFI
  • Check Airman
  • Advanced UPRT Instructor
Clarke ‘Otter’ McNeace
Clarke ‘Otter’ McNeace
VP Flight Ops & Standards
  • 2-Time Master CFI
  • Check Airman
  • Advanced UPRT Instructor
Randall ‘Random’ Brooks
Randall ‘Random’ Brooks
VP Training and Business Development
Dana Palmblad
Dana Palmblad
VP Sales & Marketing
  • 2-Time Master CFI
  • Check Airman
  • Advanced UPRT Instructor
Karl ‘Schlimmer’ Schlimm
Karl ‘Schlimmer’ Schlimm
APS Director of Flight Operations

Instructor Pilot Team

  • 4-time Master CFI
  • Check Airman
  • Advanced UPRT Instructor
Clarke ‘Otter’ McNeace
Clarke ‘Otter’ McNeace
VP Flight Ops & Standards
  • 2-Time Master CFI
  • Check Airman
  • Advanced UPRT Instructor
Randall ‘Random’ Brooks
Randall ‘Random’ Brooks
VP Training and Business Development
  • 2-Time Master CFI
  • Check Airman
  • Advanced UPRT Instructor
Karl ‘Schlimmer’ Schlimm
Karl ‘Schlimmer’ Schlimm
APS Director of Flight Operations
  • Master CFI
  • Safety Officer
  • Check Airman / Evaluator
  • Advanced UPRT Instructor
Marty ‘JD’ McDonough
Marty ‘JD’ McDonough
Advanced Instructor Pilot
  • Master CFI
  • Advanced UPRT Instructor
  • Check Airman
Robert “KB” Brannum
Robert “KB” Brannum
Advanced Instructor Pilot
  • EASA/JAA FI
Hendrikus ‘Henk’ Hoogervorst
Hendrikus ‘Henk’ Hoogervorst
Advanced Instructor Pilot
  • Advanced UPRT Instructor
  • CFI
Bill ‘Borneo’ Gregory
Bill ‘Borneo’ Gregory
Advanced Instructor Pilot
Deidra ‘Weeble’ Fuller
Deidra ‘Weeble’ Fuller
Advanced Instructor Pilot
  • Master CFI
Frank ‘Franky’ Wagener
Frank ‘Franky’ Wagener
Advanced Instructor Pilot
  • Lt Col, USAF (Ret)
  • A-4 Skyhawk UPRT IP
  • Chief Pilot
  • MCFI-A
Philip ‘O.P.’ Oppenheimer (LCol Retired)
Philip ‘O.P.’ Oppenheimer (LCol Retired)
Advanced Instructor Pilot
Steve ‘Spare’ Pear
Steve ‘Spare’ Pear
Advanced Instructor Pilot
  • CFI
  • DFE
  • FWIC
Dave ‘Dunto’ Dunteman
Dave ‘Dunto’ Dunteman
Advanced Instructor Pilot
  • Retired KLM Chief Pilot
  • Advanced UPRT Instructor
Erik Van Der Pluijm
Erik Van Der Pluijm
Advanced Instructor Pilot

Operational Team

François Jurres
François Jurres
Director of Business Operations, the Netherlands
RW ‘Dubs’ Shelton
RW ‘Dubs’ Shelton
Business Development Executive
Bill Kiriluk
Bill Kiriluk
Business Development Executive
James Myers
James Myers
Maintenance Supervisor
Jamie Bashford
Jamie Bashford
Human Resources and Accounting
Christina Ortiz
Christina Ortiz
Executive and Sales Assistant
Cierra Bittick
Cierra Bittick
Receptionist
Gladis Hernandez
Gladis Hernandez
Customer Relations Assistant
Jennalee Freeman
Jennalee Freeman
Administrative/Client Service Specialist