Tom is a former U.S. Navy pilot with a wide variety of flight experience. After graduating from N.C. State University with a Civil Engineering degree, he joined the Navy and attended Navy flight school in Pensacola, Florida. Tom spent 20 years in the Navy and was qualified in five different Navy aircraft accumulating over 3900 flight hours. After spending almost 9 years working as an Engineer upon leaving the Navy, Tom recently returned to doing what he loves – flying. Tom is currently a First Officer with PSA Airlines flying Bombardier Canadair Regional Jets, and is also a licensed Professional Engineer in the State of North Carolina.
Tom and his wife, Ann, have been married 23 years and have four children, Brock, Hannah, Sarah Beth, and Austin. They live in Cary, N.C.