Eric ‘Gaard’ Nedergaard

Advanced Instructor Pilot

Eric ‘Gaard’ Nedergaard

Eric joined the company in late 2011. Instructing part time at APS, Gaard is a Boeing 737 Captain at a major airline. Prior to the airline, he completed a career with the United States Air Force flying and instructing in a variety of high performance aircraft, including the F-4 Phantom and F-15 Eagle. A perpetual student, Gaard has an undergraduate degree from the United States Air Force (USAF) Academy in Engineering Mechanics, Master’s degrees in business and history, and a doctorate in history from Arizona State University. Outside of flying, Gaard spends quality time cycling, swimming, jogging, reading history and political science, traveling with his wife Jenny, and trying to create the perfect pizza.