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Credentials :

Progressive Aviation Services, LLC. is owned and operated by Matthew McDaniel, a career professional pilot. Mr. McDaniel is an airline and corporate jet pilot, an active instructor and an advocate of general aviation. Below you will find the background and credentials of Mr. McDaniel. PAS occasionally makes use of contract instructors, who are also CSIP-Qualified and have considerable experience as professional pilots and/or flight/ground instructors.

 

Matthew McDaniel: Owner/Operator & P.A.S. Chief Instructor, CSIP Qualified


Education:

Bachelor of Science from Indiana State University:
- Double Major: Professional Pilot Technology & Aerospace Administration
- Graduation with Cum Laude Honors
- 3.74 GPA, overall. 3.95 GPA, within majors.


FAR-135 (Charter), FAR-91 (Corporate) & FAR-91K (Fractional) Training:
- Cessna 421 (Air Ambulance Charter)
    - Captain
    - First Officer
- Learjet: Models 24, 25, 35A, 55 and 60 (Charter and Corporate)
    - First Officer
- Cessna Citation - 500, 550 & 560 models (Charter and Corporate)
    - Captain
    - First Officer
FAR-121 (Airline) Training:
- Beechcraft 1900D (Regional Airline)
    - Captain
    - First Officer
    - Line Check Airman
- Douglas DC-9 (National Airline)
    - First Officer

- Boeing 737-300 (K&S Aviation, Southwest Airlines Procedures)
    - Captain
    - First Officer
- Boeing 717 (National Airline)
    - First Officer
-Airbus A319 & A320 (International Airline)
    - PIC Type Rated First Officer


Certificates & Ratings:

- Flight Instructor: Airplane Single & Multi-Engine Land, Instrument Airplane. NAFI, FAA, & Master Instructor, LLC Recognized " Master Certified Flight Instructor", Gold Seal Flight Instructor.

- Ground Instructor: Advanced & Instrument

- Airline Transport Pilot: ASEL, AMEL, Boeing 737, Douglas DC-9/Boeing 717,
Beech 1900 Airliner, Cessna Citation 500/550 Series, Learjet 60.
    - Glider (Private privileges)

Flight Hours:
- Total: 13,000+
- Instruction Given: 5,000+
- Turbine: 6,500+
- Multi-Engine: 7,000+
- Cirrus Design Aircraft: 4,000+
- Number of Aircraft Types Flown: ~70

Work Experience:
Flight Instruction:
- Indiana State University (1993)
    - Primary, Advanced, & Multi-Engine
- Independent School Owner in S. Central Indiana (94-96)
    - Primary, Advanced, Multi-Engine, Tailwheel & Aerobatic
    - Wrote all flight and ground training syllabi
- University of North Dakota (96-97)
    - Primary, Advanced, Multi-Engine, Tailwheel & Aerobatic
    - FAR-141 Stage Check Pilot
- Skyway Airlines (98-01)
    - Line Check Airman on BE-1900D
    - Wrote, designed and implemented BE-1900D checklist and expanded procedures.
    - Chairman of Professional Standards Committee
- Cirrus Design Corp. (01-02)
    - Factory Training Instructor & Delivery Pilot
    - Re-wrote factory training syllabi
- Progressive Aviation Services (02-Current)
    - Cirrus and High-Performance Aircraft training and services.
    - Write and update all training material & syllabi.

Charter & Corporate Pilot:

- Air Ambulance Company (CE-421)
- National Pizza Chain Company (Learjet 24, 35A, 55)
- Privately Owned Business Jet (Learjet 25)
- Fractionally-Owned Business Jet (Cessna Citation Bravo)
- National Health Care Company (Learjet 60)

Airline Pilot:
- Skyway Airlines (BE-1900D)
- Virgin America Airline (A319 & A320)
- Midwest Airlines (DC-9 & B-717)
    

  Matthew McDaniel
(414) 339-4990
Matt@progaviation.com