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
  • 4-time Master CFI
  • Check Airman
  • Advanced UPRT Instructor
Capt. Clarke ‘Otter’ McNeace
Capt. 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

Instructor Pilot Team

  • 4-time Master CFI
  • Check Airman
  • Advanced UPRT Instructor
Capt. Clarke ‘Otter’ McNeace
Capt. 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
Chief of Standards and Evaluation
  • EASA/JAA FI
Hendrikus ‘Henk’ Hoogervorst
Hendrikus ‘Henk’ Hoogervorst
Advanced Instructor Pilot
  • APS Director of Ops
  • A-4 Skyhawk UPRT IP
  • Lt Col, USAF (Ret)
  • MCFI-A
Philip ‘O.P.’ Oppenheimer (LCol Retired)
Philip ‘O.P.’ Oppenheimer (LCol Retired)
AZ Director of Flight Operations
  • USAF Fighter Lead In Instructor
  • F-16 Instructor
  • Major Airline Pilot
Steve ‘Spare’ Pear
Steve ‘Spare’ Pear
Advanced Instructor Pilot
  • CFI
  • DFE
  • FWIC
Dave ‘Dunto’ Dunteman
Dave ‘Dunto’ Dunteman
Advanced Instructor Pilot
  • USAF Instructor Pilot
  • F-15/F-15E Instructor
  • Former Airline Pilot
  • MCFI-A
Larry ‘Bat’ Cross
Larry ‘Bat’ Cross
Advanced Instructor Pilot
  • US Navy Rotary-wing and Fixed-wing pilot
  • T-34C Instructor Pilot
  • C-130, C-12
  • MCFI-A
Nick ‘Outback’ Treglia
Nick ‘Outback’ Treglia
Advanced Instructor Pilot
  • USAF Academy Graduate
  • C-17 pilot
  • USAF T-6 Instructor
  • CFI
Mike ‘Slugg’ Bugg
Mike ‘Slugg’ Bugg
Advanced Instructor Pilot
  • USAF Instructor Pilot
  • F-16 pilot
  • Col. USAF (Ret)
  • CFI-I
Lee ‘Monty’ Hall
Lee ‘Monty’ Hall
Advanced Instructor Pilot

Operational Team

  • 2-Time Master CFI
  • Check Airman
  • Advanced UPRT Instructor
Karl ‘Schlimmer’ Schlimm
Karl ‘Schlimmer’ Schlimm
Chief of Standards and Evaluation
  • A&P Mechanic
  • Inspection Authorization
  • Lycoming & JT15D Specialist
Travis Schleusner
Travis Schleusner
Director of Maintenance
François Jurres
François Jurres
Director of Business Operations, the Netherlands
Capt. Scott Olinger
Capt. Scott Olinger
Senior Sales Manager
Bill Kiriluk
Bill Kiriluk
Business Development Executive
Christina King
Christina King
Executive Administrator
Cierra O’Neal
Cierra O’Neal
Front Office Lead
Gladis Hernandez
Gladis Hernandez
Customer Relations Assistant
Adrian Vildosola
Adrian Vildosola
A&P Mechanic
Alex Yount
Alex Yount
A&P Mechanic
Ashley Moritz
Ashley Moritz
Administrative/Client Service Specialist
Cullen Carrick
Cullen Carrick
A&P Mechanic