Air Trek’s Executive Vice President and Director of Operations
Dana has been with Air Trek since its inception in 1978. An Airline Transport Pilot with more than 8,000 hours of flight experience, he is type rated in the Cessna Citation and also holds Commercial Pilot single engine land and sea and Helicopter licensure by the FAA.
Dana was approved by the FAA to serve in the required position of Director of Operations in 1984 and has served in that position for the past 28 years. He has been continually qualified as a pilot for Air Trek since 1979.
Dana has served for 9 years as President and/or on the Board of Directors of the Professional Aeromedical Transport Association (PATA). From 1999 to 2008 he served on the Board of the Commission on Accreditation of Medical Transport Systems (CAMTS) as a representative from the National Aviation Transportation Association (NATA). Dana has been awarded the Certified Medical Transport Executive (CMTE) designation by the Association of Air Medical Services. He currently serves as an active member of the Air Charter Committee of NATA, the marketing committee of the American Case Management Association (ACMA), The Lee Airports Special Management Committee and the Charlotte Homeless Coalition Foundation.
In 2006 Dana was responsible for spearheading the development of Air Trek’s Safety Management System (SMS) which was one of the first to be accepted in the USA. Canada and European countries now require SMS for their aviation operators and soon it will be required in the U.S. As a result of Dana’s safety minded vision, Air Trek’s SMS has been in place for years.
Dana’s main responsibility is overseeing daily operations and logistics of the company which can include multiple simultaneous operations both domestically and on other continents.