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James Skelton

Chief Pilot and Pilot in Command

Executive Summary & Candidate Overview

James's career highlights include serving as Chief Pilot for corporate flight operations, Director of Corporate Affairs for a medical equipment manufacturer, and Captain for major airlines such as United Parcel Service (UPS) and Continental Airlines. He has extensive experience flying a wide range of aircraft, including the Boeing B-747, B-727, B-757, B-767, MD-11, DC-8, and Airbus A-320.

Accomplishments and Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)

James has achieved significant milestones throughout his career, including serving as a Captain, Simulator Instructor, and Check Airman for various aircraft types. He has been responsible for the safety of flight, operational management, and customer service for both passengers and cargo operations. Additionally, he has held leadership positions on safety committees and represented pilot groups in airline operations.

Location and Travel
  • Open to: On-Site, Hybrid, and Remote Roles.

  • Compensation Seeking: Open to discussing compensation details upon scheduling a meeting.

  • Position Seeking: Seeking senior-level roles in aviation management, flight operations, and training.

Work Experience
  1. Chief Pilot and Pilot in Command

    • J D Stauffer, LLC and Lario Oil Company, Centennial, CO, October 2014 to Present

      • Responsibilities include managing flight operations, maintenance of corporate aircraft, and human resource management.

      • Pilot in Command for multiple aircraft types, including the CE-560XLS+ and CE-680+.

  2. Director of Corporate Affairs and HR

    • ASI Medical, Englewood, CO, June 2013 to October 2014

      • Member of the Board of Directors, overseeing corporate affairs and human resources for a dental equipment manufacturer.

  3. Captain and Simulator Instructor B-747-400

    • Boeing Training and Flight Services, Renton, WA, November 2011 to September 2012

      • Instructor for B-747-400 Fixed Base Trainer, providing training for pilots.

  4. Captain/Instructor

    • United Parcel Service, Louisville, KY, March 1988 to November 2011

      • Captain and Instructor for various aircraft types, including B-747, B-727, B-757, B-767, MD-11, and DC-8.

  5. Captain

    • Continental Airlines, Inc., Denver, CO, 1978 to 1988

      • Captain for B-727-200, responsible for flight safety and standard operation.

  • Designated Airline Initial Operating Instructor in B-747-400 Flight Instructor from Boeing Flight Training, Renton, WA

  • Certificate in Defense Resource Management from Navy Postgraduate School, Monterey, CA

  • Certificate in Project Management and Computers for Managers from Denver University, Denver, CO

  • Certificate in Aerospace Safety and Accident Investigation from University of Southern California (USC), Los Angeles, CA

  • Bachelor of Science in Management from University of West Florida, Pensacola, FL

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