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The Aero Club

The Aero Club will be a network of more than 250 flight schools 7,500 aircraft and 50,000 pilots that we will be training.

  • Stage Concept Only
  • Industry Retailing / Distribution
  • Location Los Angeles, CA, USA
  • Currency USD

Company Summary

The Aero Club will solve two problems that recreational flying is facing: no nationwide marketing or successful local sales plan; and a lack of consistent profits for those that make their business recreational flying. We have plans with ideas that can make that happen--lowering costs by half, reducing the flight students time commitments by more than half and installing a strong social environment that will produce well trained pilots.


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    Michael Edward McMann
    Chairman and CEO

    Michael McMann is the founder and Chairman of The Aero Club. He is also the publisher of PLANE & PILOT magazine and is known for his knowledge of most things in aviation. He has a degree in marketing and has worked the last 30 years to expand his knowledge of how aviation can be marketed to the public. He has been a major contributor to the marketing of several successful magazines and other media. Michael was employed by the FAA and has work

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    Gretchen Jahn
    Board of Advisors

    Gretchen Jahn is President and CEO of Knotridge Corporation, an aviation and manufacturing consulting firm. Formerly she was CEO of Mooney Airplane Company, General Manager of Alpha Aviation (New Zealand) and COO of REMOS Aircraft (Germany). She has over 30 years of experience in manufacturing, IT and aviation leadership, and has founded or been a partner in several startup companies. She received a BA from Lawrence University and an MA from Uni

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    Rj Siegel
    Board of Advisors

    Rj Siegel is Chief Technical Officer for Kestrel Aircraft. As a member of the original Macintosh development team, Rj led various technology programs at Apple Computer. He has an extensive background in aviation including constructing a half dozen prototype and experimental aircraft. He was CEO at LoPresti Aviation Engineering, where he was responsible for leading the industry in high technology performance enhancements. The BoomBeam™ Hi-intens

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    Dan Johnson
    Board of Advisors

    Dan Johnson is President and Chairman of the Board of Directors for LAMA, the Light Aircraft Manufacturers Association. Promoting aviation over several decades, he is president of Dan Johnson Media Corp and publisher of Honored by the LSA industry, Dan was given the Minnesota Aviation Hall of Fame Writer Award (2007); LAMA's Outstanding Individual Award (2006); ASTM's Outstanding Leadership Award (2003); the Society of Experime

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    Randy Williams
    Board of Advisors

    Randy Williams is Co-Founder of the Pilot Insurance Center. Randy has an extensive background in business development, finance, entrepreneurial startups and acquisitions. Immediately prior to his role in Pilot Insurance Center Randy was Executive Vice President of Business Development for ClubCorp International (, a private club company with over 300,000 members and a recognized passion for excellence. As the chief Business Developm