Mike Tarascio


Mike Tarascio, Co-Founder

Mike’s journey in aviation began in 1981 when he discovered his true passion. He earned his ratings and started his career as a flight instructor before transitioning into piloting aircraft charter flights. Fascinated by aircraft mechanics, Mike also pursued certification as an aviation mechanic, relishing the challenges of troubleshooting maintenance issues on the company’s planes.

Outside of his work in aviation, Mike loves nothing more than planning day trips with his family in his airplane, exploring new destinations from a bird’s-eye view.


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Private Charters

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Aircraft Sales

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