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Our Leadership

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Adam Walters

President • Gold Seal CFI, CFII, MEI, ATP

Adam started taking flying lessons in 2014 where quickly progressed through training, achieving his first solo in under 4 days and 8 hours. He joined the Blue Line team in 2015 after serving an enlistment in the US Army. He has worked in almost every position in the company including, maintenance, front desk, flight instructor, assistant chief instructor, chief operating officer and has worked at PSA airlines as a first officer. He has almost 3,000 flight hours having endorsed more than 100 students for checkrides and holds gold seal CFI, CFII, MEI, ATP BE-300 and CL-65 type ratings. 

Kelsey Walters
Kelsey Walters

Vice President of Human Resources

As a co-founder of Blue Line Aviation, Kelsey brings over 10 years of small business experience. She served as our Vice-President and oversaw all administrative functions.
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Josh Weber

Vice President of Programs

Josh manages all of our pilot programs. He is a Private, Instrument and Commercial rated pilot. Before joining the team at Blue Line, Josh worked for United Airlines, SkyWest Airlines, and Alaska Airlines.
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Ashley Tucker

Vice President of Sales & Marketing

Ashley graduated from Florida State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Hospitality Management and moved to North Carolina a few years later. After dreaming of becoming a pilot her whole life, she decided to begin her flight training at Blue Line in the summer of 2018. After a few months of training and experiencing the Blue Line culture, she couldn’t wait to join the team! Ashley started as a Training Advisor and is now leading the team as the VP of Sales & Marketing. 
Megan Robinson
Megan Robinson

Chief Financial Officer

Megan has 10 years of experience in the financial industry and holds a degree from Liberty University in Accounting and Finance. She moved to Raleigh in 2014 when she met her husband Trey Robinson, who is the Chief Operating Officer of Blue Line Technical Services. Megan has been a member of our team since 2015. She came to Blue Line from the banking industry where she learned her financial skills that play so well in her role today.
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Cody Richards

Chief Pilot • CFI, CFII

Cody joined Blue Line in September 2021. He has over 10 years of management experience and has been flying commercially for the past two years. After attending Blue Line’s academy, he knew this talented team was something he wanted to be a part of. Cody works hand in hand with instructors and administrative staff to oversee and improve the flight training process, as well as preparing students for life as career pilots.

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Ray Walters

Safety and Compliance Officer • CFI, CFII

Ray brings his years of experience in the aviation industry to make sure our #1 goal is complied with at all times: Safety. His know how of the industry allows him to assess and mitigate risk so Blue Line maintains a healthy work environment.

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Daniel Hewes

Sales Manager

Daniel has over 10 years of experience in sales and customer service. He also has a passion for aviation and holds his Private Pilots License. As Sales Manager, he is able to combine his skills and passion to help others achieve their aviation goals. He married his wife, Sarah, in 2013 and they have 4 children.

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Mark Rogerson

Operations Manager

Mark grew up on the coast of North Carolina and comes to us from the fire service industry. He eventually obtained the rank of Captain and held that position for 31 years. For 20 of those years, he spent his off days farming alongside his father. The past decade he was a local city and county fire Marshall, until he retired in August of 2021. He has held a Private Pilot license and an Instrument rating for the past 15 years. He brings his years of combined experience in operational management to Blue Line!

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Franklin Steele

Manager of Programs • Gold Seal CFI, CFII, MEI

Franklin started flight training out of Erie, Pennsylvania in June of 2019, shortly after graduating high school. After receiving his Private Pilot certificate and graduating with his associate’s degree in aeronautics that same year, he moved to North Carolina to begin training with Blue Line. Franklin completed the Career Pilot Program in 3 months and 3 weeks, and has worked at Blue Line since June of 2020. He is currently a Gold Seal CFI, CFII, and MEI, is instrument rated, and holds Commercial Single-Engine and Multi-Engine Land certificates. 
Cindy Davis
Cindy Davis

Executive Assistant

Cindy is the Executive Assistant to our Board of Directors, and an active member of several internal teams.  She provides hybrid support in the business including analytics, infrastructure and security management, organizational design, and is pivotal in making sure the Blue Line office runs smoothly. Cindy is active in the community and volunteers her time in different organizations.

Our Administrative Staff

 

 

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Andy Pate

Content Creator • CFI, CFII, MEI

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Leslie Jordan

Receptionist

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Angelo Belmonte

Programmer

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William Wood

Fleet Maintenance Coordinator

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Sarah McKinley

Dispatcher

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Laura Blalock

Dispatcher

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David Tracey

Videographer

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Dean DiCerbo

Training Advisor

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Jason Draper

Training Advisor • CFI, CFII, MEI

Our Instructors

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Ryan Gray

CFI, CFII, MEI

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Robert Kirby

CFI, CFII, MEI

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Brandon Campbell

CFI, CFII, MEI

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Rob Mendez

CFI, CFII, MEI

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Ty Branson

CFI, CFII, MEI

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Lake Tucker

CFI, CFII

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Trevor Garrard

CFI, CFII, MEI

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Rigsbee Goodes

CFI, CFII, MEI

Bret Munson  - Flight Instructor
Bret Munson

CFI, CFII

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Nicholas Athans

CFI, CFII, MEI

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Adam Hope

CFI, CFII

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Michael Farrell

CFI, CFII, MEI

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Jarod Estep

CFI

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Anthony Giacobello

CFI, CFII

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Thomas Griffith

CFI, CFII, MEI

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Lee Crohan

CFI, CFII

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Tatiana Johnson

CFI

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Noah Alda

CFI, CFII, MEI

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Taylor Waters

CFI, CFII

Taylor Waters Employee Photo
Nicholas Ashman

CFI, CFII, MEI

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Joe Picarella

CFI, CFII, MEI

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Hunter Bright

CFI, CFII, MEI

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Hector Velez

CFI, CFII, MEI

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Gabe Alda

CFI, CFII, MEI

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Stephen Shanahan

CFI, CFII, MEI

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Charlie Dagnesses

CFI, CFII, MEI

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Emily Rubio

CFI, CFII, MEI

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Zach Beerli

CFI, CFII, MEI

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Christian Ceccato

CFI, CFII, MEI

Check out the fleet…

Diamond DA42-VI

The Diamond DA42-VI features FADEC controlled Austro Turbo Diesel engines,G1000 NXi avionics, GFC 700 autopilot, synthetic vision, air conditioning, and more! It is simply a beautiful, comfortable flying experience!

Diamond DA40 NG

The Diamond DA40 NG seats four people while cruising over 140 KTAS! Designed with safety in mind, this Technologically Advanced Aircraft features composite construction, a passenger airbag system, G1000 NXi avionics with integrated autopilot and synthetic vision, and air conditioning.

Cessna 172

Back by popular demand, we've added brand new gas powered Cessna 172s to the Blue Line fleet. Our Skyhawks are equipped with all glass Garmin G1000 cockpits and Angle of Attack Indicators to provide you peace of mind during every flight.