Advanced Air

Levi Stockton is the President of Jet Center Los Angeles. He is also the President and Chief Pilot of Advanced Air, LLC. Stockton’s flight career started at Sierra Aeronautical Academy in the Bay Area. After flight training, Stockton worked as a flight instructor in both the Air China and Korean Air training programs with Sierra Academy. He earned his first type rating in the Metroliner SA227 at the age of 20 flying cargo; from Cargo he moved to a regional Airline on the East Coast. In 2005, Stockton partnered with a group of real estate investors and in 2007 was issued a Part 135 Air Carrier Certificate for his company Advanced Air. While Stockton operates both Advanced Air, LLC and Jet Center Los Angeles, Stockton is an active line pilot, flying both the King Air 350’s and the Pilatus PC-12’s. Stockton holds an Airline Transport Pilots (ATP) license, has several thousand flight hours, a position on the Board at the Air Charter Safety Foundation, and is the managing partner of the many property’s his partnership has at the Hawthorne Airport, including the Master Lease.

Donny Sandusky is the Executive Vice President of Jet Center Los Angeles and Advanced Air, LLC. Sandusky holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Professional Aeronautics from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. Sandusky started his flying career at Sierra Academy of Aeronautics in the Bay Area, as a student then becoming a flight instructor. After Sierra Academy, he became a freelance flight instructor and worked in construction as a superintendent, estimator and finally a project manager along with earning his general contracting license. Sandusky joined Advanced Air in 2010 as a General Manager. Along with his Executive Vice President duties, Sandusky is an ATP rated line pilot on Advanced Air’s King Air 350s in which he holds a type rating.

Pat T. Carey is currently the Director of Operations, and King Air 350 Check Airman at Advanced Air, LLC. Pat earned his commercial pilot certificate in 1966, and attended the Army Rotary Warrant Officer Flight School in 1967. He was a helicopter gunship pilot in Vietnam and earned the Bronze Star and 38 Air Medals. He retired as a Major and Master Aviator in 1987. Pat then worked for Northrop Aircraft Company, and Gulfstream Aerospace as a test pilot and corporate pilot, and Toyota International Flight Operations as a G-V Captain and Safety Program Manager. He served as Chief Flight Instructor for Security Aviation 1990 thru 2001, and currently is co-owner of Beach Cities Aviation Academy. He has been a flight instructor for over 47 years, and has been a FAA Designated Pilot Examiner in the Los Angeles area for over 26 years. Pat holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management from Cameron University in Oklahoma, and a Master of Science degree in Systems Management from the University of Southern California’s School of Safety and Systems Management. He has also completed the University of Southern California’s Aviation Safety Managers program and holds an Aviation Safety Managers Certificate. Pat holds many type ratings and has over 30,000 flight hours.

D. Robin McCall is the Director of Training for Advanced Air Charters, LLC. He has been a flight instructor in the Navy and Air Force ROTC programs during college. He flew as an FAA Part 135 operator as a pilot in command for several years. McCall worked for Delta Airlines for 26 years serving many different roles from Flight Engineer to Captain. He serves as a FAASTeam Lead Safety Representative, Member of the Southern California Airspace Committee and is co-owner of Beach Cities Flight Academy. McCall joined Advanced Air Charters in 2012, and is currently an active pilot as well as Director of Training.

Michael Wootton is the Vice President of Operations of Advanced Air, LLC. Mr. Wootton studied Criminology at the University of Texas of the Permian Basin, before beginning flight training at Sierra Academy of Aeronautics in Oakland, CA. Upon completion of his training Michael continued his tenure at Sierra Academy as a flight instructor, before moving into the part 135 on demand and fractional aircraft business. He holds an Airline Transport Pilot certificate with type ratings in the SA227, Hawker 800, Falcon 20, LR Jet series aircraft and Lear 45.

Michael has served as a line Captain and Flight Instructor for most of these aircraft for which he holds type ratings and additionally has served as a Check airman on the Lear 45. Complementing his flight experience are Michael’s years of experience serving as Chief Pilot and Director of Operations in the charter industry. Michael joined Advanced Air, LLC in 2016 bringing a broad base of experience from different sectors of the Charter and Fractional world.

Douglas Galbraith is the Assistant Chief Pilot for Advanced Air Charters, LLC. He is a Southern Illinois University graduate with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Aviation Management and an Associate of Science degree in Commercial Aviation. Before Advanced Air, he was a Gold Seal Flight Instructor at Beach Cities Aviation Academy, teaching all levels of flight training from Private Pilots to Certified Flight Instructors. Galbraith has been flying with Advanced Air Charters since 2014 and qualified as Pilot in Command in both the Pilatus PC-12 and King Air 350.

Ryan Emslie is the Aircraft & Owner Concierge for Advanced Air, LLC. Previously, he spent 3 ½ years as a Line Service Specialist at Kansas City Aviation Center in Johnson County, KS. After moving to California, he joined Jet Center Los Angeles and spent 4 ½ years working Line Service before working his way up to Training Manager. The Owner Concierge position was recently created and exclusive to Advanced Air, which ensures aircraft owners have a positive experience with all interactions that are necessary to coordinate trips for themselves and their guests. Emslie has a private pilot’s license and also has received certifications at The Ritz Carlton Leadership Training Center.

Janise Lambert is the Director of Safety for Advanced Air, LLC. She has worked as a flight instructor for Orange County Flight Center as well as a pilot for West Coast Aviation Services and Wheels Up. Lambert completed all of flight training in South Florida and has over 5 years of experience flying King Airs. Lambert joined Advanced Air in 2014 and is an active pilot.

Patty Cooke joined the charter team at Advanced Air Charters, LLC in 2017 as the Flight Logistics Manager. She brings more than 23 years of experience specific to the Aircraft Charter Industry, with roles in Charter Management, Scheduling, Logistics and Flight Operations.

Jocelyn Molina is the Flight Coordination Manager at Advanced Air, LLC. She joined Advanced Air in 2012 as a Customer Service Manager. Since 2014, she has been the Flight Coordinator Manager leading a team of 4 who manage all charter sales, quotes and logistics, in addition to preparing flight itineraries for our passengers.

Chris Miller is the Director of Maintenance for Advanced Air and the owner of Security Aviation, an FAA approved 145 repair station. With over 35 years in the Aviation Maintenance business, a Western Pacific Region FAA Designated Airworthiness Representative, and a licensed Commercial Pilot with several thousand flight hours, Mr. Miller is a true aviator and runs a world-class maintenance facility.

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