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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
Pat McNamee - Director of Operations
Pat is a founding member of Pacific Air Charters and is a Captain with a Major Airline. 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.
Bruce "Ace" Ellinwood - Pilot
Ace flew F-4's, F-5's and F-15's in the Air Force and Hawaii Air National Guard. He was a Captain at Aloha Airlines, and has flown various foreign jet fighters as a contractor training US military forces. Ace enjoys rainbows, waterfalls and long walks in the park. His favorite color is clear.
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.
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