Adam Goad – CFII (RW) Commercial/Instrument (FW)
Having never given up on his dream as a kid, in 1996 he came across a wrecked Bensen gyroglider. Adam completely rebuilt the gyro and added a horizontal stabilizer of his own design. He finally realized his dream 25 years later and in 2000, Adam left the ground in a machine that he built himself. In 2001, Adam was driving by an airport in California that was advertising a helicopter demo flight. The rest is history… Adam received his private rating while gaining valuable experience navigating the busy airspace in the LA basin.
Adam continued to pursue his love of flying by adding his private and commercial airplane rating to his list of qualifications. Adam met Jerry in 2007 and obtained his commercial and CFI helicopter in 2008. Adam periodically competes in aerobatic competitions flying a Yak with a local aerobatic instructor, Noel Jones. (www.badyak.com). Still not being challenged enough, Adam took on the formidable task of mentoring Alison when she decided she couldn’t fly with Jerry, helping her get her private helicopter add-on in June 2009. Adam has his helicopter CFII and fixed-wing instrument rating. Adam flies for Quick Silver in Alaska during the summer and manages the JTH base in Thermal, CA during the winter.
Dominic Magne-Acebo CFII (RW)
Dominic is a graduate from Hillsboro who is now living the dream with JTH. Dominic was on a career path to teach mathematics to youngsters but was bit by the helicopter bug. Dominic recently received his A&P from PCC Rock Creek. We enjoy working with Dominic and are glad to have him available to instruct.
Dominic is also helpful if you have any kids who need help with their math homework. He helps me do the math with the hobbs meter!Dominic is now flying a Huey on a contract. We wish him the best of luck and look forward to having him instruct for us when he’s back in McMinnville.
Isaac Etherington – CFI (RW)
Isaac began his career in aviation as a skydiver. An experienced free-faller and canopy pilot, he has developed a love of flight in small maneuverable aircraft such as the Robinson R22. After years of hitching rides from jump pilots, Isaac decided to take the plunge and become an aviator himself. He chose helicopters over fixed wing aircraft for that ‘wind in your hair and mud on your boots’ nature that the career of a helo pilot affords. Isaac has a strong background as an instructor in many other fields ranging from self defense to foreign language. He is currently working as a helicopter flight instructor at JTH and is thrilled to be sharing his passion for rotor-craft aviation with the next generation of helicopter pilots. We are really excited that Isaac is now managing the McMinnville base.
Eric Cortright – CFI (RW)
Eric first got interested in helicopters in 2008. While following his childhood dream, he took his first demo flight in an R-44. Walking away, with an ear-to-ear grin, he knew that he wanted to be a helicopter pilot. A week later he enrolled at a flight school in Montana, where he was born and raised. Eric received his private and commercial before coming to JTH in the fall of 2012 for his CFI training. After completing his CFI, Jerry decided to hire him on as part of the JTH crew.
Eric enjoys hunting, fishing, skiing, rafting, competitive sports, and anything outdoor related.
Danny Boone - CFI (RW)
A Montana Native, Danny has always been into adventures; skiing, snowboarding, backpacking, and had always dreamed about heli-boarding.
After moving to Ohio, where he met his beautiful wife, and became a dad, it dawned on him that he wanted to be a helicopter pilot! After visiting a few flight schools in Ohio, he came to Oregon to check out JTH. After meeting Jerry, Alison and the crew, he was hooked! Six weeks later Danny and his family were living in McMinnville.
After completing all of his training at JTH, he now works as a CFI and at Evergreen.
Alison Row – ATP (F/W) private (R/W)
Alison has recently been promoted from her position as maid at the JTH corporate office to Director of Marketing.
Alison, otherwise known as “my favorite wife”, comes from an aviation family. Her dad, Lt. Col. Irvin
Row, was a retired Air Force pilot, having flown in 3 wars. Colonel Row got Alison her private pilot license in TX and then after his death in 1999, she decided to continue pursuing her flying career. Alison has spent the last 10 years in various aviation-related jobs, ranging from receptionist at a charter company to corporate flight attendant. Alison then got type-rated in the Learjet and AstraJet. Alison has her ATP airplane and rotorcraft add-on.
Adam was her instructor because she didn’t like flying with her husband!
I’m very happy Alison has decided to join the “family business”.
Bernie is the furriest edition to the JTH family. She lives in the hangar and her favorite past time is playing with mice and hiding from the King Air that lives in the hangar next door. Come by and say hello to Bernie.