Corl Leach, President.
Pumping gas, washing airplanes, and mowing grass at small midwestern airports established my early roots in aviation. Through the decades that experience expanded through many airborne adventures: instructing, charter, military (USN and USAF), airline, and recreational flying. I believe General Aviation enthusiasts must be engaged if local airports and GA are to survive and thrive. In 2007 I energized the founding of the Lincoln Regional Aviation Association chapter of CalPIlots. My logbook reveals 18,000 flight hours, Airline Transport Pilot, CFI-AIME (Gold Seal), Adv Ground Instructor. FAA Safety Team Representative. I'm employed as a Boeing 737 Captain but a C-172 is my preferred aerial steed.
Charlene Fulton, Secretary
I received my private pilot’s license in 1992 and am still an active pilot. Since 1994, I have been a member, secretary, vice-president and am currently President on my sixth term of the Modesto Airport Pilots Association; served from 2002 to 2003 as Vice-President for Region III, of CalPilots and from 2008 to present time serving as Director At Large for Region III of CalPilots. Other organizations: I have been a member of AOPA since 2003 and am currently the Airport Rep for the Modesto Airport. I reside in Modesto with my husband Robert (Rob). Together, we have five adult children, two grandchildren, a family dog and cat
Walt Wells, Treasurer.
I flew in the Air Force for six years starting in 1963, flying the T-37, T-33, C-124 and C-141. I received training in the F-100 to become a fighter-qualified‚ Forward Air Controller in Vietnam flying the O-1 and the O-2. I left the Air Force to work for Arthur Andersen and Co. as an auditor and received my Certified Public Accountant certificate. I returned to flying in 1975 and became a flight instructor at Orange County and then a charter pilot in Denver, Chicago and San Carlos. I was hired by Pacific Southwest Airlines (PSA) in 1986 and flew the MD-80 and Boeing 737, 757 and 767 out of San Francisco, Los Angeles, Philadelphia and Pittsburgh, retiring in 2001. I flew a business jet (Astra) for the next seven years. My wife, Linda, and I moved up the coast to The Sea Ranch, where we have a home overlooking the Pacific Ocean. I have been CalPilots Treasurer since 1990.
Jay White, President Emeritus
I was first introduced to aviation as an aircraft mechanic in the service. I learned to fly after returning to civilian life, and obtained private pilot, commercial, instrument and multi-engine certification under the GI Bill. My first flying job was with a small contracting carrier flying as co-pilot on DC-4s for the military. After a year I was hired by United Airlines as a DC-3 co-pilot. During the next 33 years I flew 9 different types of aircraft. Upon reaching the mandatory age of 60 I retired as a B-747 captain. While flying for United I obtained a law degree and was admitted to the California Bar. I served several years as president of California Pilots Association.
Paula Jessup, VP Region 1.
Joe Borzelleri, VP Region 2.
Carol Ford, VP Region 3.
Since I had my first ride in a small plane when I was 12 years old, I have been hooked on flying. So years later, I took lessons at Phoenix Field in Fair Oaks, California and earned my Private Pilot Certificate. Phoenix Field is now a housing development. Later I move to Fremont and flew out of the small Airport along the bay which is now closed. When I moved to Redwood Shores, under the pattern of San Carlos Airport, I was determined that would not happen to other airports, if I could help it. I was awarded Airport Defender of the Year by the CalPilots in 1997. Now I am VP of Region 3; a Director of the CalPilots/ACA PAC; (AOPA) representative for San Carlos Airport; President of the San Carlos Airport Pilots Association; Past Chapter Chairperson, International Organization of Licensed Women Pilots. I also founded Ford Aviation Consultants dedicated to ensuring airports receive funding they deserve.