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Pacific Air Charters management and pilot team represent a host of experience and professionalism. Many of our pilots have had successful commercial airline and military aviation careers. All of our pilots are dedicated to providing our many clients with a safe, convenient, and comfortable air charter experience.
Meet your flight staff
Fumiko (Julie) Akiyama - Chief Instructor - Charter Pilot - Assistant Business Manager
After graduating with a degree in Mechanical Engineering from Kyushu Institute of Technology, Julie learned to fly and came to Hawaii in 2009. With over 3,000 hours and an Airline Transport Pilot Certification, Julie holds all certified Flight Instructor Certificates and is qualified in all of Pacific Air Charters aircraft.
Pat McNamee - Director of Operations
Pat is a founding member of Pacific Air Charters and is a Captain with United Airlines. Having acquired a Commercial pilot license on his 18th birthday, Pat has flown over 130 different Make and Models of aircraft. Pat previously owned and operated one of the West Coasts Largest Full Service Fixed Base Operations.
Travis Kenji Sasaki - Vice-President-Director of Maintenance-Charter Pilot
Kenji has been involved with aviation in Hawaii for more than 20 years. He has held management positions with several charter operations and flight schools. Kenji has flown the Boeing 737, Cessna Citation, and King Air E90, A100, and B200. I n addition to being a Certified Flight Instructor, Kenji holds an Airframe and Power plant Mechanic certificate with inspection Authorization.
Lucy McLachlan - Business Manager
Lucy is the main point of contact in regards to quotations, scheduling and dispatch. She will also assist with any special requests or questions regarding the route and aircraft types. Lucy strives to give our customers the best experience possible throughout the entire process from booking right through to billing.
Michael Risch - Chief Pilot–Check Airman
Mike flew F-4's and F-l5's in his long Career in the Air Force. After retiring from the military Mike took a job as a First Officer with Delta Airlines. Joining Pacific Air Charters in 2009, Mike is in charge of all training and checking of company pilots. With Mike’s vast experience in the Pacific arena he is our Lead Special Mission Coordinator.
Myron Caplan - Pilot
Myron has over 20 years of flying experience throughout the Hawaiian Islands. He has his Airline Transport Pilot certifiation and is also a Certified Flight intructor. Myron is also a former Federal Aviation Administration pilot examiner.
Charlie Morris - Pilot
Charlie has been flying and teaching in the Hawaiian skies for over 10 years. He is incredibly experienced in the local area and is an excellent tour guide. With more than 2000 flight hours and an Airline Transport Pilot License, Charlie also holds his Certified Flight Instructor certificate. In addition to these qualifications he has also flies with the United States Air Force.
Wayne Blankenship - Pilot
Wayne is a highly experienced pilot with deep roots into the aviation industry here in Hawaii. A master of many trades, Wayne has also flown for Hawaiian Airlines, cargo transport and light aircraft charter flights for many years.
Ian McKelvey - Pilot
Ian is a proud 2nd generation pilot who began his own flying career at age 16. He has held his commercial multi engine instrument rating since age 18, and later became a flight instructor. Born and raised in Maui, Ian has been working in the aviation and marine tourism industry for his whole life.
Nobuhiro Hiruta - President - Asia Marketing Coordinator
Nobuhiro has had a long involvement with Hawaiian Aviation and works hand in hand with many of our Asia-based travel agents to create charter and "flightseeing" packages.
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