We love our pilots! To celebrate all the hours and hard work they put in to both our medical and charter flights, we’re sitting them down for a question-and-answer session. For this Pilot Q&A, meet Roger Keith!
CSI Aviation: Why did you choose to fly for CSI, and how long have you been with us?
Roger Keith: After a career of flying and a year of retirement, I found I still wanted to fly. The CSI schedule for a line pilot works well for my family and me. I have been at CSI for two years and two months.
CSI: What’s your favorite story to tell about your flying experience?
RK: Well, it’s kinda geeky, but one day while flying the F-15, I had the opportunity to fly supersonic at a low altitude (it was on a controlled military range). Looking out the side of the plane to my shadow, I could also see the shock wave!
CSI: What do you wish people knew about your job?
RK: We go into some small, remote airports to get patients, which is fun flying. We often take them to major airports, giving us a nice variety of flying.
CSI: What’s your favorite type of aircraft?
RK: I’d have to say the F-15 or Boeing 777. I still haven’t decided which.
CSI: Out of all of CSI’s airplanes, which is your favorite to fly?
RK: That would be our Beech 350, N571AW.
CSI: Any fun facts about yourself you want to share?
RK: My wife and I both ride motorcycles, and that’s part of the reason that we decided to settle in New Mexico. I also love reading about astronomy.