Executive AirShare has promoted Caleb Gillaspie to the position of assistant chief pilot, continuing the company’s strong record of internal professional development. Gillaspie joined the company, one of the nation’s largest fractional aircraft providers, in 2013 as a Phenom 100 co-pilot. Since then, he has been qualified as captain in the King Air 350, Phenom 100 and Phenom 300.
“Caleb demonstrates the exemplary personalized service that differentiates Executive AirShare pilots from commercial operators,” says Harry Mitchel, Executive AirShare’s chief operating officer. “Shareowners appreciate his professionalism and safety-focused preparedness for every flight. Highly trained, Caleb gets to know passengers on a first-name basis. He’s a tremendous example of what it means to be the shareowner’s own flight department.”
Gillaspie’s role includes planning to ensure safe flights and operations and ongoing mentorship of new captains and second-in-commands. He has amassed thousands of hours of total flight time and holds an airline transport pilot multiengine land (ATP) license, and type ratings for the Embraer 100, Embraer 300 and King Air 350.
A certified flight instructor, Gillaspie earned a bachelor of science in aerospace administration and operations with a professional pilot option from Oklahoma State University and was a member of the school’s Flying Aggies. A member of the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA), he is based at Executive AirShare’s recently expanded Fort Worth Meacham Airport operation hub.
Prior to joining Executive AirShare more than four years ago, Gillaspie served as a charter pilot and flight instructor for Lyddon Aero Center in Liberal, Kansas, and as a flight instructor at the US Aviation Academy in Denton, Texas.