Michael started his aviation career at the early age of 13, when he took his first glider lesson. Since that day nearly 20 years ago, Michael has greatly expanded his aviation experience adding many pilot ratings. Michael earned his Bachelor of Science in Aeronautics from St. Louis University, with his specialization in Aviation Management. Michael currently holds ATP, CFI, MEI, Commercial Helicopter and Sea Plane ratings, along with being type rated in the Citation 500 series aircraft, King Air 300/350 and the Citation CE-560XL Excel. Michael is also qualified in several turboprops including the Pilatus PC-12, Quest Kodiak, and the King Air Series. As a flight instructor, Michael continues to teach individuals how to fly and then assists students with the purchase of their first aircraft.
Over his career Michael has worked for several well-known companies in the Aircraft Sales/Brokerage/Consulting services, and has flown for several 135 Charter operations out of the Midwest. In 2012, Michael moved to Florida and continues his career in aviation. Michael and his wife currently live in Ft. Lauderdale/Miami area, where they enjoy the weather and the ability to enjoy water sports year round.