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Michael McCullough
Name: Michael McCullough
Company: Avaition Resource Mgmt / Jet Charter
Position: First Officer
Current Aircraft: Beech Baron 58
Age N/A
Country USA

Airline experience: no
Corporate or fractional experience: yes
Cargo experience: no
Military, government, or law enforcement experience: no

Mentor profile:
I am a graduate of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach, FL and I have been flying since I was 17. I am a Commercial Pilot with Single- and Multi-engine Land Instrument Ratings. Currently I am working for a charter company in New Jersey that manages and charters a Learjet 35A, Learjet 55, a Beech baron 58, and soon a Challenger 604. I am a Part 135 Second-in-Command on the Beech Baron and I am also work as the company's Operations Administrator. I work closely with the FAA, Transportation Security Administration (TSA), and other organizations such as the National Business Aircraft Association (NBAA). When needed I also help out with the scheduling and dispatching of aircraft. In the past I have worked for an FBO as a lineman and also spent two summers as an Intern with IBM Flight Operations in White Plains, NY. I am a member of the Westchester Aviation Association, the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) and also a volunteer pilot with Angel Flight.

Favorite thing about flying:
It takes you to places you'd never thought you would visit. From small towns to thriving cities, you see it all. The freedom of working alone and the peacefulness of watching the sunrise at altitude.
Disadvatages of being a pilot:
Flying charter can be difficult at times due to the irregularity of your schedule.

What you would have done different:
I would have become a Certified Flight Instructor while still in school.
Advice to aspiring pilots:
Live, Breath, and Be aviation. The more you put into it, the more you'll get out.
Problems encounterd along the way:
To get to a semi-professional level takes a lot of time, money , and patience. Meet anyone you can in the industry, build contacts, and stick with it!

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