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 for 29 years in the U.S. Army and the NM Army National Guard, where he last served as the State Aviation Officer. Colonel Fishburn is both a Master Army Aviator and Airline Transport Pilot with extensive experience in both rotary and fixed wing aircraft. He holds a B.S. in Industrial Engineering Technology from Eastern New Mexico University and M.A. from the U.S. Army War College.
Jay is responsible for CSI’s aviation safety program that ensures compliance with all FAA and DOD CARB requirements. Pellicone retired from American Airlines prior to joining CSI where he was a captain and last flew the Boeing 777. He is also a retired Marine colonel with 25 years of service which included participation in Operations Desert Shield/Storm and the U.S. Expedition into Somalia. He holds a B.A. From King’s College, an M.A. from Webster University and has completed the Aviation Safety Course at the Naval Post Graduate School in Monterey, CA.