Curt 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. Carlson previously served as CSI’s Chief Pilot. He 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.
Ron 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. Reiger has over 30 years of experience in Aviation Maintenance with 20 of those being at the Director level. Reiger holds an A.A. Degree in Specialized Technology from the Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics.
Mitchell is responsible for the management oversight and training of CSI’s flight crews. Prior to becoming the Chief Pilot for CSI, James worked as CSI’s Assistant Chief Pilot and as Line Check Airman. James is a Lieutenant Colonel in the U.S. Army Reserve and a Master Army Aviator flying UH-60 Blackhawks and UH-72 Lakota’s. He has served deployments to Kosovo, Afghanistan and along the U.S. border in support of counter drug operations. He holds a Bachelors of University Studies from Eastern New Mexico University and is a graduate from the U.S. Army’s Command and General Staff College.
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.