Since he could first speak, AAERO’s Founder & CEO has always wanted to be a pilot. It wasn’t until he earned his PPL that he realized how fractured the general aviation community was. While some GA businesses do what they do well, the majority of the industry is fragmented. Websites are 10+ years old, the software many flight schools and clubs use is tedious and complicated, and flight-instructors stick around just long enough for you to get interested in bailing to the next commercial gig.

While some GA businesses do what they do well, the majority of the industry is fragmented. Websites are 10+ years old, the software many flight schools and clubs use is tedious and complicated, and flight-instructors stick around just long enough for you to get interested in bailing to the next commercial gig.

Websites that are supposed to be informative are 10 years old and make getting access to pertinent information a chore. Flight Schools & Clubs are using spreadsheets, and handwritten notes to book planes leaving many members and students frustrated or confused.

Most importantly, just to get started in general aviation is tedious, time-consuming and impractical. Just when a student finds an instructor, they bounce to the next big ‘gig’ which is typically commercial employment leaving students frustrated and with no clear syllabus for completion. The list goes on and on.

This is why AAERO was born. To simplify, update and support the growth of the general aviation community.

Our Team

Sean Hakes
Founder, CEO/PIC/PPL

Maria Gibson
COO

Nathan Cupps
GA Relations VP/ATP/CFI

Melissa Popp
Director of Digital Marketing

Drew Hancherick
Director of Client Relations

George Cole
Director of Outreach

Barb Senkala
Director of Technology

Mason Portell
Web Development Director

Adam Frost
Influencer Director