DJ NICHOLSON

Connecticut Ambassador Day job: High School Science and Engineering Teacher Favorite airstrip: The dream of flying came early. As a kid I loved going to the top of Route 254 in Thomaston, CT with my grandfather or my Dad to watch the gliders soar above Waterbury Airport (locally known as Mt. Tobe).  This was my…

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JASON BRAND

California Ambassador Day Job: Mechanical Engineer at an electronics companyFavorite strip: Like my children, I do not have a favoriteNext Adventure: Anywhere beyond the Sierra Nevada range

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JEREMY VAUGHAN

Virginia Ambassador Day Job: Head Scaler at Huber Engineered Woods Favorite Airstrip: Mine: 00VA Next adventure: Various airports or grass-strips in VA

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SAMANTHA INGUANZO

Florida Ambassador Day job: Data Visualization Analyst Favorite airstrip: River Ranch (2RR) Next adventure: Kailua-Kona (KOA)

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DHRUV THAKKAR

Maryland Ambassador Day job: Product Manager of Digital Air Traffic Tower Solutions at Frequentis USA Favorite airstrip: Far too many to say. Perhaps Alton Bay or KLUA. Honestly, I hope I haven’t found my favorite yet. Next adventure: Backcountry flying in Idaho – hopefully very soon!

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ZACH MONROE

Maine Ambassador Day job: Maine Forest Ranger Favorite airstrip: Lindbergh Field (08ME) Next adventure: Flying my Taylorcraft back to its birthplace in Alliance, Ohio

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JERED PAINE

Washington Ambassador Day job: Journeyman – Hydro Mechanics Favorite airstrip: Tieton State in Washington and Moose Creek Idaho are my favorite to visit. That being said, my favorite airstrip is my home strip in Cashmere, WA. This is where my love of flying started and my best memories with my Grandpa are. The field is…

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TOM SCOTT

Illinois Ambassador Day job: Babysitter Favorite strip: Two Hearted (6Y5) Next adventure: Cutting some grass at North Fox as well as visiting as many RAF strips as possible

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JIM RHODES

Missouri Ambassador Day job: Human ResourcesFavorite airstrip: 17A Trigger Gap and 0M2 Reelfoot LakeNext adventure: Rent a plane on one of my international trips and see the countryside by air.

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BILL ABLES

Oregon Ambassador Day job: Retired Oregon State Police Fish & Wildlife Officer (Backcountry Game Warden) Favorite airstrips: Shearer & Red’s Horse Ranch Next adventure: Heading north to the Arctic Circle 

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