President and primary Airboss: Darrell Sexton
Darrell brings over thirty years experience in aviation to our organization. In addition to over 6,000 thousand flying hours in numerous types including turbo-props and business jets, Darrell has twenty-five years with the FAA as an air traffic controller and operations inspector. He has considerable experience with air shows having worked as an air traffic controller at Sun N Fun and Oshkosh. Darrell has been providing airboss and airshow planning services since 2004. He holds an Air Transport Pilot Certificate Multi-Engine, Commercial Pilot Single-Engine, Flight Instructor Certificate with single and multi-engine privileges and an Instrument Instructor Certificate. He is an experinced aerobatics instructor.
Because Darrell continues to maintain close working relationships with active FAA employees across the country, airspace waivers and TFR requests are quickly coordinated
Darrell can be reached by eMail , phone 865.414.7861 or fax 305.768.6254.
Vice-President, Airboss and primary Groundboss: Dent Young
Dent has over fourty years aviation experience including more than twenty years with the USAF, flying numerous types including the F-4 Phantom and the A-10 Thunderbolt II. Dent has been providing airshow planning and execution services since 2006. In addition to his military experience as a tactical aviator, instructor pilot and military flight examiner, Dent holds a Commercial Pilot’s Certificate with single- and multi-engine privileges, a Flight Instructor Certificate with multi-engine privileges and an Instrument Instructor Certificate.
Dent can be reached by eMail, phone 865.483.7467 or fax 305.768.6254.
Roy Abrams eMail Roy
Roy has over thirty years aviation experience, which includes
Jeff Hodge eMail Jeff
For more than thirty years, Jeff has been a successful businessman and entrepreneur, having started his first business while he was still in college at the University of Tennessee. He was the president and owner of Hodge Markets from 1982 - 2007. Between 1999 and 2012 he operated Hodge Development and today is delighting East Tennessee palates with the TC Grill. Jeff has been flying since 1986 and calls it his "stress management technique."
Bill (Smoky) Slover eMail
Smokey took his first airplane ride in 1940 in a Waco aircraft that belonged to Jack Colson in Middlesboro, Kentucky. He started learning to fly aircraft with his father, in 1947 out of Cook’s Aero Service, McGee-Tyson Airport in Knoxville, and the Oak Ridge/Oliver Springs Airport.
He served in the United States Air Force in the Strategic Air Command as a simulator instructor in the B-47s and flew for the United States Corps of Engineers and CIA flying high altitude photogrammetric engineering in one of a kind AT-11, T-28 and C-180 aircraft photographing the Mississippi River, lakes, flood areas and drug hot spots in the United States, Mexico and South America. Smoky has served as Captain, Chief Pilot, and Director of Corporate Flight Operations as well as Simulator Instructor in Class C and D simulators. Smoky has logged over 18,000 hours, majored in Mathematics and Aviation Management at Princeton and Florida State Universites, and is a graduate of the FAA Academy class T202-1S.