Who Is The Air Trek Air Ambulance Management Team
Air Trek’s President and CEO
Wayne holds Airline Transport Pilot Certificate (ATP) for Multi-engine land and sea aircraft with jet type ratings in the Cessna Citation and Westwind aircraft. He also holds Commercial single engine land and sea, Helicopter and Glider certification as well as holding Certified Flight Instructor privileges for all aircraft in which he is qualified. Wayne currently serves as Air Trek’s Chief Pilot and FAA approved Check Airman overseeing pilot recruitment, training, and company certification.
Wayne holds a FAA Airframe and Powerplant Mechanics Certificate with an Inspector’s Authorization. He is the former Director of Maintenance for Air Trek and coordinates overall operations with Air Trek’s Maintenance Department.
Wayne has attended factory approved maintenance training and attends regular recurrent simulator training in the Citation and Westwind aircraft. Flying since 1970, Wayne has amassed over 17,000 flight hours of experience, over a third of which are as a Flight Instructor. Wayne has been recognized with the prestigious FAA Flight Safety Award for his work as a FAA Flight Safety Counselor and FAA Designated Pilot Examiner.
Serving as Air Trek’s primary liaison with the FAA, Wayne oversees development and updating for the company’s General Operations Manual, Operations Specifications, Training Manuals, and Safety Management Program. Wayne is an Air Force veteran and a graduate of Edison College. He has been awarded the Certified Medical Transport Executive (CMTE) designation by the Association of Air Medical Services.
Air Trek VP Director of Operations
Dana has been with Air Trek since its inception in 1978. An ATP pilot with more than 8,000 hours of flight experience, he is type rated in the Cessna Citation and 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.
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.
Air Trek’s Chief Financial Officer
Having been born into the Air Trek family, Aaron soloed a multi-engine aircraft on has 16th birthday, received his Private Pilot multi-engine license on his 17th birthday and on his 18th birthday simultaneously received his Citation Jet type rating and a Commercial Pilot license, all while most are just learning to drive.
After completing high school, Aaron took a hiatus from flying to attend Florida State University graduating as a member of Phi Eta Sigma Honor Society with degrees in Business Entrepreneurship, Accounting, and Finance. After college Aaron rejoined Air Trek’s finance department and now serves the company as CFO.
Since rejoining Air Trek, Aaron has received recurrent qualification in the company Citation jet fleet and completed transition training and qualification in the company Westwind jet aircraft. He now serves as a co-pilot in Air Trek’s jet fleet.
Aaron divides his time between Financial Management and flying. Meeting the requirements of the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), Aaron serves as the Aircraft Operations Security Coordinator (AOSC) for Air Trek operations.
- American Board of Emergency Medicine Certified
- Medical Licensure in Florida, Tennessee and Arizona
- FAA Designated Medical Examiner
- Active in all aspects of Air Trek operations, including active flight duty
- Has a active medical practice located in Charlotte County, Florida
- Team Physician for the Charlotte County Sheriff's Department SWAT Team
- Member of the American Medical Association, the Charlotte County Medical Society and the Florida Medical Association
- Advanced Cardiac Life Support Instructor
- Florida House of Representative for District 72
- FAA Certified Private Helicopter Pilot
- Has made many medical mission trips to Ecuador, Peru and Nicaragua
- York Medicine College, MD
- Masters In Business Administration - IMPAC University
- Interned at the University of Tennessee Baptist Memorial in Memphis, TN
- Emergency Department physician at Charlotte Regional Medical Center, Peace River Regional Medical Center and Fawcett Memorial Hospitals in Port Charlotte, FL
Air Trek’s Director of Maintenance
Proudly serving in the United States Air Force and honorably retiring after 20 years, Lester retired as a Master Sergeant specializing in Electric Power Production and Aircraft Arresting Systems. While in the Air Force, Lester attended the NCO leadership Academy as well as a long list of mechanical technical schools. The global requirement for Lester’s USAF career took him around the world being stationed in Little Rock, Phoenix, Aleutian Islands in Alaska, Saudi Arabia and Korea.
Lester joined Air Trek in 1995 as an assistant maintenance technician and plant manager. His extensive experience with computers provided an excellence background for the repair and maintenance of Air Trek’s biomedical equipment; and after attending numerous factory bio-med schools, Lester now handles almost all of Air Trek’s bio-med repairs and recurrent certifications in addition to Air Trek’s computer systems.
Finding a new home at Air Trek after a full career in the Air Force, Lester earned a FAA Airframe and Powerplant Mechanics Certificate as well as Private Pilot Certificate with single / multi engine land and instrument rating. In 2003 Lester was appointed by the FAA as Air Trek’s Director of Maintenance, the FAA required management position he currently holds.
Because of the vast technical knowledge Lester has amassed about twin engine Cessnas as well as Citation and Westwind jet aircraft, he is now called upon regularly for technical guidance by other aircraft operators.