Publisher and Founder Aero Crew News
Craig Pieper is the Editor in Chief and Founder of Aero Crew News. Craig is responsible for the content, layout design, website design and organization of the material and people producing the material for the magazine.
He obtained his Bachelors of Science in Aeronautical Science along with a minor in Aviation Weather from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in 2001.
Craig is also a Captain for a regional airline with a type rating in the Embraer 145 and has logged over 6,000 hours of flying time since his introductory flight on November 14th, 1992. Please feel free to reach out to Craig and maybe your email will make it in the next issue under the “Letter To The Editor” section of Aero Crew News.
CEO Aero Crew Solutions and Co-Founder Aero Crew News
Scott Rehn is the CEO of Aero Crew Solutions and Co-Founder of Aero Crew News. Scott began his flying career at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach where he obtained his Bachelor of Science in Aviation. While in school, he flight instructed to gain the hours necessary to obtain an internship at Atlantic Southeast Airlines and American Airlines. His role as an intern involved working in the training department and dispatch center. Scott was offered a job at ASA before graduating and flew the EMB-120 and CRJ-200. Scott has flown the MD-88/90 and is currently flying the 717.
Scott has conducted numerous career seminars for the Air Line Pilot Association (ALPA), International Brotherhood of Teamsters (IBT), Women In Aviation (WAI) and National Gay Pilot Association (NGPA). He has also consulted for various regional and major airlines hiring teams. He is respected in the aviation for his honesty and character. Scott only wants the best for his clients and will do whatever it takes to help them succeed.
When not flying, he enjoys spending time with his family, traveling to new places and hanging out at the lake.
Author & Contributor
Scott Stahl is a contributor to Aero Crew news, with articles focusing on technical aviation subjects. Scott obtained a Bachelor’s in Aeronautical Sciences from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University’s Arizona campus, with a minor in Business Administration. He also obtained his Master of Sciences in Safety Sciences from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University’s Arizona Campus. Scott is currently a First Officer at a Regional Airline and has over 4,000 hours of flight time and is an active CFI with FAA Gold Seal. He has also been a contributing writer to both Cessna Owner’s Magazine and Pipers magazine.
Personal Trainer & Author
Candice has over 10 years experience in the health & wellness industry as a professional figure competitor, ACE Certified Health Coach and fitness model. She is the health & fitness expert and writer of the Fitness Corner column for Aero Crew News. Candice holds a MBA in Global Management from Thunderbird School of Global Management’s Executive Program, as well as, a Bachelor of Science in Economics from Loyola Marymount University. In addition, she studied abroad with the University of Virginia’s “Semester At Sea” program. It was on this ten-country voyage her passion for international cultures and travel sparked – now having traveled to 28 countries. Currently, Candice is the founder of Candice McField Fitness, the leader in elite, mobile personal training, putting a personal trainer and nutrition coach right in your hands for a fraction of the cost. Catering to those who live life on the road, CMF has perfected the art of keeping clients fit while life keeps them on the go. A few of her career highlights include winning the WNBF Ms. Figure Universe title after capturing first place in the Barbados show, being featured in Oxygen magazine, Natural Bodybuilding & Fitness magazine and being a health & fitness expert for FOX 4 News Kansas City. Candice loves life, healthy physiques, traveling and simply wants to help the world Arise!®. Please feel free to reach out to Candice at email@example.com and maybe your email will make it in the next issue under the “Fitness Corner” section.
Jason Seibert is a Contributing Author for Aero Crew News. Jason is responsible for writing aviation related articles about airline contracts and pathways to its entry. He obtained his Bachelors of Science in Computer Science along with a minor in Criminal Justice from The University of Maryland, University College, in 2000. After college, he joined General Dynamics IT where he supported the US Navy’s FA-18 Foreign Military Sales program providing a wide verity of IT solutions. Additionally, in 2001 he joined the Air National Guard and has flown the T-37, T-44, C-130E and H, C-5A and B and the RC-26B for SOCOM. Jason has logged more than 600 hours of combat and combat support time and been awarded two Air Medals and two Aerial Achievement Medals. To top all of this off, Jason is also a Captain and Line Check Airman for a regional airline with a type rating in the Canada Air CRJ-200 and has logged over 4,500 hours of flying time since his introductory flight on 2000. Additionally, he serves as a Senior Pilot hiring team member, recruiter and is the Chief Accident Investigator.
M.D. & Author
Dr. Scott Berk owns a private family practice in Hampton, NJ and offers personal flight instruction at Sky Beckons Aviation located at Sky Manor Airport. Dr. Berk has been featured in Aero Crew News and has had a passion for aviation and educating since he was little. He currently holds a commercial pilots license in single and multi-engine aircraft and a certified flight instructor rating (CFI, II, MEI). Once he obtains the required hours, Scott plans to obtain his Airline Transport Pilot license and continue his aviation career to the next step, wherever that may be.
Marc Cervantes is an Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University-Daytona Beach graduate, having received his MBA in Aviation Finance as well as his BS in Aeronautical Science. Marc is currently a First Officer for a regional airline, having logged over 3,000 hours of flight time. In his spare time he volunteers on three separate MEC committees and has started up an organization dedicated to helping the younger generation of pilots network with current pilots. Their goal is to help pilots looking to join the regional airlines. For more information about Professional Pilots of Tomorrow visit ThePPOT.org.
Author & Founder/CEO of SocialTravelr™
Pamela Creighton has been a Flight Attendant for a regional airline for the past nine years. She is also the creator of Travel Is My Religion™, a travel blog for solo and budget travelers. Pam also recently became the Founder and CEO of SocialTravelr™, a travel app that connects people at the airport while waiting on their delayed, canceled and connecting flights. Pam enjoys traveling to new and exotic places, to date she has visited 49 out of the 50 states in the USA and over 20 different countries spanning 5 out of the 7 continents across the world.
Author & Founder of Max Wettstein Fitness!
Max Wettstein is an Airbus 320 Captain at JetBlue Airways based in Long Beach, CA and has been a pilot for JetBlue for 14 years. Prior to JetBlue, Max was a pilot in the US Navy, for 10 years, flying E-2C Hawkeyes and King Airs. Max is also a fitness professional, appearing on the cover of Men’s Health and other fitness magazines over 20 times, is a published fitness author, consultant and Personal Trainer. Max currently runs a holistic health & travel fitness blog. Max was the initial fitness & health contributor for the pilot cadre at JetBlue for 5 years before corporate took over. As a longtime advocate of holistic health and longevity, Max has made a commitment to researching every occupational health hazards we pilots and aircrew face while flying the line, from long term sitting to jet lag, to radiation exposure. Max also specializes in designing quick, high-value, body weight-only workouts, that can be performed anywhere while on the road, even in your hotel room or the hotel stairwell. Max has the unique background of both airline travel life along with cutting edge fitness, and has learned how to make both work as synergistic careers and as his lifestyle. In his free time when Max isn’t flying the Airbus or on set of a fitness infomercial, Max is usually surfing with his family, skateboarding, or playing beach volleyball in Encinitas, CA.
Joshua and Lauren Dils
Author & Co-Owners of Pilot Fitness!
The Pilot Fitness Team is comprised of husband and wife duo Joshua and Lauren Dils. Together they bring over 20 years of travel and fitness experience to provide you professional guidance to stay fit to fly. Lauren has a bachelors degree in Health and Exercise Science from CSU. Lauren holds professional training certificates through NASM for personal training and as a corrective exercise specialist. She works as a personal trainer and group exercise instructor with an emphasis on high intensity training. Additionally, Lauren and Josh have both received their certificates in plant based nutrition through eCornell. Josh is an airline pilot for a major U.S. airline based in SFO. With a background in competitive athletics, Josh won the gold for the North Face Endurance Championships Marathon in 2012 and Lauren took the bronze. Josh also competed in the 50 mile distance as well as full Ironman triathlon, and was an Ironman all world athlete in 2015. It is the combined experience as airline and health professionals that allow us to truly understand the struggles of airline personnel and how to help you reach your health and lifestyle goals. We offer two eCourses: “The Pilot Fitness Fundamentals Course” and “The Seated Exercise Course” along with luggage reviews and articles. Pilot Fitness is also launching our flight crew meal planning app, “Fit Flyer” to help you plan ahead for healthy eating! Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for more information for the app release! You may also contact us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Author & CFP at Airspeed & Money!
Andy Garrison is a private pilot, a Certified Financial Planner™, and holds an MBA. He has over 22,000 hours “in type” advising and coaching people to get a structure in place to build significant wealth in a matter of years, not decades. He is the author of Million-Air: Strategies For Pilots To Build Significant Wealth. Andy’s purpose is to push people to see what’s possible in their lives and to inspire and guide them to reaching their full financial potential. He has held wealth management and financial planning roles at the top rated firms in the country, and is passionate about helping pilots exercise wise “Financial Decision Making.” If you’re a pilot and there’s a dollar sign involved, he can help.
LT COL Marc Himelhoch
Pilot & Author of Cockpit2Cockpit!
LT COL MARC Himelhoch, USAF (Ret), is a pilot with over 5000 hours of flight time. He grew up in Clearwater, Florida, where he met his wife, Missy Shorey. He graduated with honors from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach, Florida, earning a masters degree in aeronautical science.
In 1995, Marc joined the US Air Force as a second lieutenant. He served as a T-37, T-6A, and F-16 instructor pilot and as an F-16 higher-headquarters evaluator pilot. He logged nearly three hundred combat flight hours and flew in Operations SOUTHERN WATCH, NORTHERN WATCH, JOINT GUARDIAN, NOBLE EAGLE, and IRAQI FREEDOM.
In 2014, Lt Col Himelhoch retired and became a commercial airline pilot. Marc interviewed with and received conditional job offers from Delta Air Lines, JetBlue Airways, Southwest Airlines, and XOJET. Marc is now a pilot with Southwest Airlines. He and Missy live in Dallas, Texas.
Salvatore A. Lagonia, Esquire
Aviation Attorney & Analyst
Sal A. Lagonia is an Aviation Attorney and on-call Aviation Analyst for Fox News – with offices in Westchester and Dutchess Counties. He can be reached at Sal@LagoniaLaw.com or 914-245-7500. Follow him on Twitter at @SLagonia #SLagonia.