Dean graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 1995. He then reported for duty in Pensacola to begin his Naval Aviation journey. During his active-duty career, Dean served as an F-14 instructor, was a member of the F-14 Demonstration Team, served as a Forward Air Controller (Airborne) and was selected to command an F-18 squadron. His navy career spanned more than 20 years during which he served four combat tours in Operations Deliberate Force/Forge and Iraqi Freedom.
Following retirement, he has held various positions in the 135 and 121 world including Assistant Chief Pilot, Chief Pilot, Instructor Pilot, Line Check Airman and he currently flies for a major airline. A 14-time aircraft owner, he is passionate about aviation in any form and thoroughly enjoys introducing pilots to the joys of aircraft ownership.
Dean will be the instructor for the Adventure flights, Spin recovery training and Tailwheel endorsements
A tailwheel endorsement is a required form of training that allows you to fly these types of aircraft. You'll learn all about proper maneuvers and flying procedures specific to aircraft for which you truly need sharp stick-and-rudder skills.