VP, Ladd Gardner Aviation Insurance
Angie began her career in aviation insurance 12 years ago with Cannon Aviation. She served as President of the agency for 5 years and then joined up with Ladd Gardner Aviation to further excel in the warbird insurance arena. Angie graduated from Embry-Riddle in Florida. Her experience includes FAA, Systems Safety Engineer for Boeing, and aircraft accident investigation.
Marketing Director & Aircraft Sales, Courtesy Aircraft
Joining Courtesy Aircraft Sales in July 2009, handling aircraft sales and marketing, Darcy has worked in the industry since she was 16. She has her private pilot’s license and lives in Tennessee with her daughter Evie.
NWOC Board Member
An A&P since age 18 and in the USAF, Bill volunteers at the Vintage Flying Museum in Fort Worth as Director of Ops. Formerly the Crew Chief on B-17G “Chuckie” for 2 years, he currently maintains a T-33, leads the restoration of Jackie Cochran’s Beech 18, and other than that likes vodka and beer!
President and Owner, Courtesy Aircraft
A pilot with FAA authorization to fly virtually any type of high performance ex-military surplus aircraft, he earned his pilots license in high school and sold his first warbird at age 18. When I was about 12 someone was giving rides in a Mustang for a dollar a minute, and I managed to buy about 35 minutes worth. I have proudly sold that same Mustang twice since then.”
NWOC Board Member
Involved in aviation most of his life, Rick soloed at 14 in gliders eventually making a career flying airplanes. He’s owned his current T6 for the last 26 years. After joining the EAA Warbirds of America Board, he starting attending NWOC, and is a strong advocate for it’s value to the community.
President and Owner, Malavolti Aviation
Ethan began his path in aviation in 2007 at the age of 17. He started Malavolti Aviation in 2014 offering pilot services, a pilot shop, ferrying, aircraft sales, flight training, aircraft parts (primarily Warbird), and more. Has flown over 100 aircraft and as for Warbirds, he flies the T-6 and B-25.
Hartley “Postal” Postlethwaite
NWOC Board Member
Hartley “Postal” Postlethwaite is a T-34 and Red Star pilot. A former Navy pilot, Postal has been teaching formation in Warbirds for 25+ years and formerly was the event director for the largest Red Star training event/ fly-in for more than a decade. Postal is the past President and Vice President of FAST for our formation pilots and a former President of the Red Star Pilots Association. He owns an Epsilon TB-30 and enjoys flying at Sun-N-Fun and Oshkosh each year.
Lynn May and Mike Jones
NWOC Event Directors
Lynn May and Mike Jones, found their love of aviation by volunteering at their local airshow. Since that beginning in 2007, they started Buzz Around, Inc. and have provided event management, logistics services, lodging, transportation management, hospitality, and accounting operation management at hundreds of airshows across the country. Working with the Disabled American Veterans Aviation Outreach Program for several years afforded them the opportunity to become familiar with warbirds and meet many of the warbird owners and operators. Becoming involved in NWOC seemed to be a natural fit. Lynn and Mike live in southern Indiana and love to travel serving the airshow community.
Executive Director, EAA Warbirds of America
Kristin Schaick is a long-time aviation enthusiast raised in the well-known aviation small town in central United States called Oshkosh. Her passion for aviation began at an early age as she was exposed and caught the aviation bug as a convention volunteer with the Experimental Aviation Association (EAA) along side her father and Grandfather. As EAA’s convention developed into EAA AirVenture, Kristin developed her skills around the industry supporting AirVenture in a variety of capacities, ultimately landing in Warbirds; a place she has dedicated the greater part of her adult life. Employed at EAA since 1999, and for EAA Warbirds of America since 2012, Kristin’s current roll as Executive Director of EAA Warbirds of America, provides her the opportunity to serve her warbird family by supporting the mission to promote and encourage the preservation and operation of World War II and other such aircraft that are representative of military aviation operations in the “Keep ‘em Flying” spirit.