Captain David Hayes – Flying jets worldwide

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January 16, 2020 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Jetsetting around the world in Embraer Legacy 600/650, Gulfstream 4, Challenger 601 and other big birds.

Hear about flying the president of Honduras and other dignitaries to important meetings.  Corporate charters, government contracts, t
rips to The Congo, Algeria, Europe and Brazil.  He’ll drop names like Castro, Rockefeller, Dole, Mr Fujita (top Japanese WWII aviator & designer), Cal Ripken Jr, Tata

At age 21 Dave Hayes started as a Cessna C-150 instructor in his aircraft (N11742) at his KUAO based “Polished Pilot” flight training school and advanced as a corporate pilot to flying positions as captain for large companies and for private individuals of high net worth.

From landing on a road in Canby in his C-150 for the 4th of July parade in 1985 to flying the Prime Minister of Malaysia in a Legacy 600. Quite a ride so far.  Turn out for this one and hear the stories.  ps He also taught a few tricks to Kevin Padrick.  To be introduced by Jake Jacobs, one of his first students.


Dave’s logbook lists worldwide destinations including:
Shanghai, Chengdu, Xi’an, Macau, China; Damascus, Galapagos, Thailand, Johannesburg, Crimea, Dubai, India, Budapest, Costa Rica, London, Egypt, Iceland, Kiev, Singapore, Cape Verde, Seychelles & Azores Islands, Afghanistan, Armenia, Seychelles, Argentina, Finland, Iran, Madagascar, Algeria, Kuala Lumpur, Beirut, Tunisia, Moscow, Ecuador, Hawaii, Brazil, Paris, Istanbul, Peru, Colombia, Honduras, Belize, etc. Also Dakar, Libreville, Zambia, Pilanesburg & Nelspruit-Kruger, & Lanseria, South Africa; Petropavlosk, Russia; Tel Aviv, Israel; Congo, Norway, Greenland