Middleton is responsible for the management of the company’s FAA Part 135 Flight Operations department, and is the FAA designated Director of Operations for CSI. His responsibilities include the supervision of all organic flight operations personnel, managing the company’s FAA approved Air Carrier General Operations Program, ensuring the operational integrity and regulatory compliance of all DOD (CARB) contracted operations and CSI’s air ambulance and commercial flight operations. Prior to joining CSI, he was the Chief Pilot and Director of Operations for Silverhawk Aviation. Middleton is a retired U.S. Air Force Lieutenant Colonel with extensive flight operations and command experience. He holds a B.S. in Political Science from the U.S. Air Force Academy and an M.S. from Troy State University.
Thompson is responsible for CSI’s maintenance department and personnel. He manages the company’s FAA approved maintenance program and compliance with DOD (CARB) requirements. He further ensures compliance with internal maintenance program requirements, all manuals, maintenance policies, tools and processes. Thompson has over 40 years of aircraft maintenance experience, including service in the U.S. Army, and holds an A.A. Degree in Applied Science from Vincennes University.
Curt is responsible for the management oversight and training of CSI’s flight crews. Carlson is a seasoned Airline Transport Pilot with over 24,000 hours in a variety of aircraft in both turboprops and jets. He is a retired Delta Air Lines captain where he last flew the A330. He served as a U.S. Air Force Officer and pilot and holds a B.A. in Political Science and Public Administration from California State University at Long Beach.
John is responsible for CSI’s standards and training program that ensures compliance with all FAA and DOD CARB requirements. Prior to joining CSI, he served as a Charter Captain for both Part 135 and 121 air carriers. Fugedy is a U.S. Navy Nuclear Submarine Officer and Airline Transport Pilot with extensive experience in fixed wing aircraft. He holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Purdue University and M.S. from the University of Arkansas.
Steve provides guidance and direction for the planning, implementation and operation of CSI Aviation’s SMS program to sustain and grow CSI’s creative and cost-effective customer services with integrity and reliability. Preteska is a retired USAF Lt. Col fighter pilot, accident investigator, air traffic controller and satellite sensor engineer. The depth and of his aviation experience include decades of teaching aviation mishap prevention and investigation to undergraduate, graduate, and professional audiences world-wide. A USAF Academy and Air War College graduate, he also has M.S. from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. Having recently left employment as a Part 135 cargo operations Captain to add his skill sets to the CSI staff. He also volunteers as a Reserve Deputy Sheriff in Socorro County, NM when not flying or helping to expertly risk manage flight operations.