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Executive Flight Training

SafePilot Group, LLC

We offer insurance approved flight training to professionally minded pilots. We operate under FAA Part 61 and emphasize the “Train to Proficiency” concept.

Your training schedule is based on your flying ability, recent experience, and time in type – not some arbitrary timeline. We aren’t a big school so our instructors get to know you, learn your strengths and weaknesses, and 

put together a program tailored to your training objective(s). It’s a concept that works. Our clients have been returning every year for the past 20 years!

We emphasize the nuances of flying professionally and want you to learn something new every time you train with us. We teach things that matter – information you can put to use in your everyday flying to become a safer and more efficient pilot. Instead of rehashing a tired syllabus of minutiae and memory items, our focus is on teaching you how a system works from a pilot’s perspective.

Every instructor’s goal is to develop a long term training partnership. We are the experts you can turn to with a systems or operating question at any time of the year, not just during class. It’s a different approach to your required training. We think it’s a better choice.

Executive Flight Training

 
SafePilot Group, LLC

We offer insurance approved flight training to professionally minded pilots. We operate under FAA Part 61 and emphasize the “Train to Proficiency” concept.

Your training schedule is based on your flying ability, recent experience, and time in type – not some arbitrary timeline. We aren’t a big school so our instructors get to know you, learn your strengths and weaknesses, and put together a program tailored to your training objective(s). It’s a concept that works. Our clients have been returning every year for the past 20 years!

We emphasize the nuances of flying professionally and want you to learn something new every time you train with us. We teach things that matter – information you can put to use in your everyday flying to become a safer and more efficient pilot. Instead of rehashing a tired syllabus of minutiae and memory items, our focus is on teaching you how a system works from a pilot’s perspective.

Every instructor’s goal is to develop a long term training partnership. We are the experts you can turn to with a systems or operating question at any time of the year, not just during class. It’s a different approach to your required training. We think it’s a better choice.

About

SafePilot Publishing

SafePilot Publishing is the leading provider of business aviation training materials. Concise and to the point, our training material is delivered by eBooks or online training courses.  Written by DPEs, subject matter experts, and line pilots our training material delivers on-target information in an easy to use format. We specialize in initial and recurrent ground-schools, delivered in an online learning format for the most popular corporate aircraft. Our detailed systems

courses save time, travel, and money.  Our Oral Exam Guides review likely questions normally asked during a type rating or aircraft checkout. They are written by current Designated Pilot Examiners in a question and answer format and are delivered as a PDF, so you can study on any electronic device virtually anywhere! Its what you need to know to easily pass your next checkride. Our popular Cockpit Guides are designed for pilots flying multiple airplanes. Important “need to know” limitations and simplified systems guides make transitioning between airplanes simpler and safer.

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SafePilot Publishing is the leading provider of business aviation training materials. Concise and to the point, our training material is delivered by eBooks or online training courses.  Written by DPE’s, subject matter experts, and line pilots our training material delivers on target information in an easy to use format. We specialize in initial and recurrent ground-schools, delivered in an online learning format for the most popular corporate aircraft. Our detailed systems courses saves time, travel, and money.  Our Oral Exam Guides review likely questions normally asked during a type rating or aircraft checkout. They are written by current Designated Pilot Examiners in a question and answer format and are delivered as aPDF, so you can study on any electronic device virtually anywhere!

Our Team

Douglas Carmody

Douglas Carmody

Owner

Douglas Carmody is a former airline Captain with over 30,000 flight hours. He has over 32 years of instructional experience in turbine aircraft. Along with being a contract instructor, he’s also a corporate pilot, a charter pilot, a licensed A & P Mechanic, and author of 15 aviation books and numerous magazine articles.

Bonny Carmody

Bonny Carmody

Owner & CFO

Bonny Carmody holds Bachelor of Science in Business Administration- Emphasis in Aviation Management with over 30 years in the aviation flight training business. Tackling the day to day operations in our office, Bonny finds herself overseeing the companies operations. 

Caroline Carmody James

SafePilot - Director Of Operations & Scheduling

Caroline Carmody holds a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature along with Masters of Science in Communication Disorders. She has grown up around aviation and officially joined the team after spending two years in the speech pathology field. Caroline specializes in scheduling and enjoys the constant challenges of coordinating pilots, instructors, simulators and airplanes!

Mary Catherine Carmody

SafePilot Publishing - Publisher & Principal

Mary Catherine Carmody holds a Bachelor’s degree in English from Wofford College and has a MBA from the Citadel. Being apart of an aviation family, she has developed a niche in aviation training materials. Mary has is our publisher and a principal at SafePilot Publishing.

Beth Lopez

SafePilot - Office Manager

Beth’s aviation background provides the skills to run our day to day operations in the office. With over 32 years of Aviation Customer Service, Retired Piedmont/ Us Airways Flight Attendant, 2 years as the Operation Manager for Stratus Flight in Spartanburg SC, 5 years with the City of Spartanburg as the Airport Customer Service Manager, our office is always ready.

Bob

Flight Instructor

Bob’s flying Career began at Southern Illinois University in 1986 in the Aviation Flight/Management program, flying multiple single and light twin general aviation aircraft. His military background spanned 28 years of service to include 26 continuous years of flying Marine F/A-18 fighters and the King Air Series (UC-12) Aircraft. In addition to his Fighter Experience, Bob was the Marine Corps’ Lead Standards and Evaluation Check Pilot for the King Air 200 for over 12 years, providing Standardization, Evaluation, and Instruction for Marine Corps and Navy BE-20 units and their pilots worldwide.Bob’s commercial flight experience also includes over 17 years of Part 121 flying with a Major International Cargo Carrier, flying Boeing 727, and 757/767 Heavy Jet transports. His Ratings/Certificates include ATP, MEI, MEI (I), Turbojet Flight Engineer with Multiple Heavy Jet and Turboprop Type ratings. Bob has been an Instructor with Executive Flight Training since 2015 where he specializes in Instructing the full King Air Series Aircraft and many other multi-engine reciprocating and turboprop airplanes.

Derek

Flight Instructor

A veteran of 22 years of United States Marine Corps Aviation, Derek began flying in 1990. Accumulating over 4,100 hours of military flight time as both an aviator and instructor in the F/A-18 and UC-12 King Air, Derek retired from active duty in 2012. As a DOD contractor, he flew King Air 200 and King Air 350 aircraft in both Afghanistan and multiple locations in Africa. Derek joined the Executive Flight Training team in January of 2015. A longtime aircraft owner, his general aviation experience includes over 2,900 hours in multiple makes and models. An ATP rated pilot and type rated in both BE300/350 and BE200/250 aircraft, Derek holds ASEL, AMEL, CFI, CFII, MEI certificates with tailwheel endorsement.

John

Flight Instructor

John has over 30 years of flying and instructional experience including a combat tour in the F-18. While in the Marine Corps, John was a lead instructor and check pilot on the Beechcraft King Air series and flew numerous intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance missions in the King Air 200 and 350. In addition to contract instruction for Executive Flight Training, John also flies for a major US airline. He is a graduate of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University with a degree in Aeronautical Science over 7,500 hours of turbine experience. He is the author of many safety reports and apparently grows a Fu Manchu on his off days.

Our Team

Douglas Carmody

Douglas Carmody

Owner

Douglas Carmody is a former airline Captain with over 30,000 flight hours. He has over 32 years of instructional experience in turbine aircraft. Along with being a contract instructor, he’s also a corporate pilot, a charter pilot, a licensed A & P Mechanic, and author of 15 aviation books and numerous magazine articles.

Bonny Carmody

Bonny Carmody

Owner & CFO

Bonny Carmody holds Bachelor of Science in Business Administration- Emphasis in Aviation Management with over 30 years in the aviation flight training business. Tackling the day to day operations in our office, Bonny finds herself overseeing the companies operations. 

Caroline Carmody James

SafePilot - Director Of Operations & Scheduling

Caroline Carmody holds a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature along with Masters of Science in Communication Disorders. She has grown up around aviation and officially joined the team after spending two years in the speech pathology field. Caroline specializes in scheduling and enjoys the constant challenges of coordinating pilots, instructors, simulators and airplanes!

MaryCatherine Carmody

SafePilot Publishing - Publisher & Principal

Mary Carmody holds a Bachelor’s degree in English from Wofford College and has a MBA from the Citadel. Being apart of an aviation family, she has developed a niche in aviation training materials. Mary has is our publisher and a principal at SafePilot Publishing.

Beth Lopez

SafePilot - Office Manager

Beth’s aviation background provides the skills to run our day to day operations in the office. With over 32 years of Aviation Customer Service, Retired Piedmont/ Us Airways Flight Attendant, 2 years as the Operation Manager for Stratus Flight in Spartanburg SC, 5 years with the City of Spartanburg as the Airport Customer Service Manager, our office is always ready.

Bob

Flight Instructor

Bob’s flying Career began at Southern Illinois University in 1986 in the Aviation Flight/Management program, flying multiple single and light twin general aviation aircraft. His military background spanned 28 years of service to include 26 continuous years of flying Marine F/A-18 fighters and the King Air Series (UC-12) Aircraft. In addition to his Fighter Experience, Bob was the Marine Corps’ Lead Standards and Evaluation Check Pilot for the King Air 200 for over 12 years, providing Standardization, Evaluation, and Instruction for Marine Corps and Navy BE-20 units and their pilots worldwide. Bob’s commercial flight experience also includes over 17 years of Part 121 flying with a Major International Cargo Carrier, flying Boeing 727, and 757/767 Heavy Jet transports. His Ratings/Certificates include ATP, MEI, MEI (I), Turbojet Flight Engineer with Multiple Heavy Jet and Turboprop Type ratings. Bob has been an Instructor with Executive Flight Training since 2015 where he specializes in Instructing the full King Air Series Aircraft and many other multi-engine reciprocating and turboprop airplanes.

Derek

Flight Instructor

A veteran of 22 years of United States Marine Corps Aviation, Derek began flying in 1990. Accumulating over 4,100 hours of military flight time as both an aviator and instructor in the F/A-18 and UC-12 King Air, Derek retired from active duty in 2012. As a DOD contractor, he flew King Air 200 and King Air 350 aircraft in both Afghanistan and multiple locations in Africa. Derek joined the Executive Flight Training team in January of 2015. A longtime aircraft owner, his general aviation experience includes over 2,900 hours in multiple makes and models. An ATP rated pilot and type rated in both BE300/350 and BE200/250 aircraft, Derek holds ASEL, AMEL, CFI, CFII, MEI certificates with tailwheel endorsement.

John

Flight Instructor

John has over 30 years of flying and instructional experience including a combat tour in the F-18. While in the Marine Corps, John was a lead instructor and check pilot on the Beechcraft King Air series and flew numerous intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance missions in the King Air 200 and 350. In addition to contract instruction for Executive Flight Training, John also flies for a major US airline. He is a graduate of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University with a degree in Aeronautical Science over 7,500 hours of turbine experience. He is the author of many safety reports, and apparently grows a Fu Manchu on his off days.

Headquartered
Beaufort, SC

Address
46D Sams Point Rd. Beaufort, SC 29907

Email
General@SafePilot.com

Phone
843.521.9412