Over 30 years of aviation expertise advises the world’s fastest growing flight simulation company
Austin, Texas (Oct 9, 2012) – Jack Pelton may have retired as chairman of Cessna Aircraft Company in 2011, but he’s still an active player in the aviation community. One of these roles includes newest member of the Redbird Flight Simulations, Inc., Board of Directors. “We’re thrilled to welcome Jack to the Board of Directors,” said Jerry Gregoire, Redbird Chairman. “Having a board member with Jack’s business acumen and experience is valuable beyond measure. Redbird is grateful for his commitment to aviation.”
Pelton’s career in aviation spans more than three decades, with key roles at Cessna, Dornier Aircraft and Douglas Aircraft. He’s currently on the FAA’s Management Advisory Committee, as well as serving on the boards of the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum and Corporate Angel Network. Past board positions include the General Aviation Manufacturers Association and the National Business Aviation Association. He was also on the FAA’s Future of Aviation Advisory Committee. Pelton has received numerous awards including the Lindbergh Award, the Elrey Jeppesen Leadership Award in General Aviation, the prestigious Aviation Week Laurel for Business and General Aviation, and Experimental Aircraft Association’s highest honor, the Freedom of Flight Award.
While Pelton holds an Airline Transport Certificate with type ratings in several jets, he’s in touch with aviation’s simpler side as a single-engine aircraft owner who restores antique aircraft.