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Our People

Paul Goldsmith
Founder and President Paul Goldsmith is both an accomplished pilot (25,000+ hours) and businessman. Paul is a licensed commercial pilot with instrument and multi-engine ratings. His involvement in aviation began during his former career, professional auto and motorcycle racing. Paul began racing motorcycles for Harley-Davidson, and eventually became involved in stock car racing. Paul is one of the early heroes of NASCAR and still holds numerous records. His best finish at Indianapolis was 3rd. He was one of the original drivers who began using aircraft to fly to the racetracks in order to save time.


Craig Anderson
Immersed in the aviation industry since 1984 and is a private pilot. His experience spans general aviation operations to aircraft maintenance. He has served on the Board of Directors of the Aviation Association of Indiana and has served in leadership positions in charitable organizations. He served in the U.S. Army and has an AS degree from Indiana university and a BS from Calumet College of St. Joseph.


Brian Horgash
Brian is an Airline Transport Pilot and a Certified Flight Instructor. He learned to fly at Indiana State University, graduating with a BS degree in Aviation Science. He also serves as the Assistant Chief Flight Instructor at Griffith Aviation. He has experience operating many different types of general aviation aircraft.


Sandra Patino
Sandra graduated from Purdue University with a BS in Aviation Management. She learned to fly at Louisville’s Bowman Field Airport and is a Private Pilot. Her experience ranges from planning and coordination to marketing and sales support.


Tom Yearsich, Maintenance Director
Tom graduated from Purdue University’s aviation maintenance program. Tom holds an FAA Airframe & Powerplant Mechanic Certificate with an Inspection Authorization. He is winner of the FAA AMT Gold Award 1999 and 2000.


Jim Yearsich, Maintenance Support
Aviation has been a part of Jim’s entire life and belongs to a family who has always owned and flown aircraft. Jim earned his Bachelor’s Degree from Purdue University. He provides engine maintenance support and is often a guest speaker at numerous seminars and conventions.