July 22, 2016 – Business Air™ announces today Kenneth S. Edmondson joins the company as Chief Pilot. In this demanding role, Ken will oversee all aspects of Business Air’s flight operations, both in the air and on the ground. CEO, Damon Ward said “Ken’s background in both commercial and military aviation is a benefit for the company as well as his knowledge in fleet and pilot management.” He enjoys having almost 5000 hours of total flight time to his name and prides himself on his comprehensive experience with geography, topography, navigation and weather conditions. Read interview with Ken. Enjoy his full bio below.
Ken brings more than 26 years of experience in both Corporate and Military aviation. Most recently, he was a Part 135 Captain/Pilot-in-Command of Hawker jets and King Air turboprops in the Dallas area. Prior to that he worked for the United States Army in various locations—serving in many crucial roles such as managing fleet maintenance and intelligence mission equipment modifications for DHC-7 and King Air Airborne Intelligence aircraft. He also served as the Chief Pilot responsible for oversight and management of C-12 King Air flight operations for the Defense Intelligence Agency at the US Embassy in Turkey. Ken is school trained in the maintenance and accountability of specialized ALSE (Aviation Life Support Equipment); and has instructed pilots and instructor pilots in UH-60 Blackhawk helicopters, flying in combat and high stress situations including Northern Tactical Zone of South Korea and the Demilitarized Zone.
He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and a Master’s in Business Administration from the University of Phoenix. He enjoys having almost 5000 hours of total flight time with almost 4000 PIC (Pilot-in-Command) hours to his name.