Scot McBride

Vice President Flight Operations

Scot McBride, VP, Flight Operations, Ventura

Having wanted to become a pilot at the age of 8, Scot could name any plane that was at the airport or in the sky and recite its unique facts from all the aviation books he had memorized. He took his first flight lesson at the age of 15 and continued his education at The Ohio State university with a degree in Aviation Management. Scot spent 15 years at the airlines as a pilot, instructor, check airman and in management.

In 2016 he became the Vice President of Flight Operations for a 135 operator and helped them become one of the largest 135 operators in the nation. In mid 2022, Scot joined the Ventura team and has focused on culture, growth, efficiencies, and other ways to make Ventura one of the best places to fly. Scot and his wife and 3 kids reside in Houston, TX and enjoy traveling, adventures, and fun with friends and family.


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