OUR TEAM

Our team is comprised of unrelenting
aviation specialists, committed to setting
the standard for flying private.

Henry-Bio

HENRY SCHUBACH
PRESIDENT

President and owner Henry Schubach leveraged his extensive aviation experience to establish Schubach Aviation in 1992, with a single Cheyenne II aircraft. Since then, the company has steadily grown in size— it now operates San Diego’s largest fleet of charter aircraft.

Henry is known for his tenaciousness and refreshing relationship-based approach to business— he is committed to his customers and has instilled a customer service-centric culture at Schubach. His candor is well-known and sought after by our longtime clients, many of San Diego’s industry leaders.

At Schubach, he has made philanthropy a principal tenet. Henry’s abiding love of dogs has prompted initiatives that benefit local animal welfare organizations, including the Helen Woodward Animal Center and Shelter to Soldier. By way of Schubach’s charitable giving he’s also inspired clients to give back.

Since taking his first flying lesson in 1974, Henry has accrued more than 20,000 flight hours. He no longer flies professionally, but enjoyed captaining our Challengers and Gulfstream IV. His favorite flight destination is Hawaii.

Henry-Bio

HENRY SCHUBACH
PRESIDENT

President and owner Henry Schubach leveraged his extensive aviation experience to establish Schubach Aviation in 1992, with a single Cheyenne II aircraft. Since then, the company has steadily grown in size— it now operates San Diego’s largest fleet of charter aircraft.

Henry is known for his tenaciousness and refreshing relationship-based approach to business— he is committed to his customers and has instilled a customer service-centric culture at Schubach. His candor is well-known and sought after by our longtime clients, many of San Diego’s industry leaders.

At Schubach, he has made philanthropy a principal tenet. Henry’s abiding love of dogs has prompted initiatives that benefit local animal welfare organizations, including the Helen Woodward Animal Center and Shelter to Soldier. By way of Schubach’s charitable giving he’s also inspired clients to give back.

Since taking his first flying lesson in 1974, Henry has accrued more than 20,000 flight hours. He no longer flies professionally, but enjoyed captaining our Challengers and Gulfstream IV. His favorite flight destination is Hawaii.

KIMBERLY HERRELL
VICE PRESIDENT

Vice President Kimberly Herrell drives Schubach’s overall vision, overseeing marketing, sales and business development strategies. She works closely with our accomplished team to redefine and enhance Schubach’s owner and client services, for an unmatched private aviation experience.

A graduate of Utah Valley University, where she majored in communications, Kimberly worked in luxury hospitality at a five-star hotel prior to applying the invaluable experience to the private aviation industry. In 2002 she joined the team at a leading Salt Lake City, UT charter operator, where she significantly raised the customer service standard.

In her twelve years at Schubach, Herell has mastered the roles of Charter Sales Manager and Director of Sales and Marketing prior to being appointed Vice President by Henry Schubach in 2016. She is passionately involved in Schubach’s charitable giving initiatives, which have benefited non-profit organizations including Promises2Kids, Shelter to Soldier and the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego.

In September 2017 Kim was honored to be among the finalist nominated by San Diego Magazine as Woman of the Year in the Industry Leader category recognizing dynamic and passionate leaders across San Diego.

Kim enjoys international travel and has spent considerable time Europe and South America.

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KIMBERLY HERRELL
VICE PRESIDENT

Vice President Kimberly Herrell drives Schubach’s overall vision, overseeing marketing, sales and business development strategies. She works closely with our accomplished team to redefine and enhance Schubach’s owner and client services, for an unmatched private aviation experience.

A graduate of Utah Valley University, where she majored in communications, Kimberly worked in luxury hospitality at a five-star hotel prior to applying the invaluable experience to the private aviation industry. In 2002 she joined the team at a leading Salt Lake City, UT charter operator, where she significantly raised the customer service standard.

In her twelve years at Schubach, Herell has mastered the roles of Charter Sales Manager and Director of Sales and Marketing prior to being appointed Vice President by Henry Schubach in 2016. She is passionately involved in Schubach’s charitable giving initiatives, which have benefited non-profit organizations including Promises2Kids, Shelter to Soldier and the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego.

In September 2017 Kim was honored to be among the finalist nominated by San Diego Magazine as Woman of the Year in the Industry Leader category recognizing dynamic and passionate leaders across San Diego.

Kim enjoys international travel and has spent considerable time Europe and South America.

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DANIEL HULEN
DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS, GENERAL MANAGER

Director of Operations Daniel Hulen plays a pivotal role in ensuring the safety of Schubach’s clients by observing strict Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) compliance, in addition to overseeing daily operations as General Manager.

Dan first took an interest in aviation at the age of five, after his father took him flying in an EROC Ercoupe. He pursued a Bachelor of Science degree in Aviation Management from Southern Illinois University and ultimately graduated cum laude. In 1995 Dan began teaching flight students as a flight instructor and in 2000 became a Lear Jet co-pilot at a Southern California FBO where he also supervised flight standards.

He has grown with Schubach since first joining the team in 2001 to 2003 as a pilot and Director of Flight Standards, then again in 2006 to 2010 as a pilot and Director of Operations and most recently as Director of Operations and General Manager in 2011.

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DAN HULEN
DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS & GM

Director of Operations Daniel Hulen plays a pivotal role in ensuring the safety of Schubach’s clients by observing strict Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) compliance, in addition to overseeing daily operations as General Manager.

Dan first took an interest in aviation at the age of five, after his father took him flying in an EROC Ercoupe. He pursued a Bachelor of Science degree in Aviation Management from Southern Illinois University and ultimately graduated cum laude. In 1995 Dan began teaching flight students as a flight instructor and in 2000 became a Lear Jet co-pilot at a Southern California FBO where he also supervised flight standards.

He has grown with Schubach since first joining the team in 2001 to 2003 as a pilot and Director of Flight Standards, then again in 2006 to 2010 as a pilot and Director of Operations and most recently as Director of Operations and General Manager in 2011.

ALDON COLBY
DIRECTOR OF MAINTENANCE

Aldon Colby has served as Schubach Aviation’s Director of Maintenance since the company’s inception over 25 years ago. Aldon is highly regarded for his extensive knowledge of aircraft maintenance, his meticulous attention to detail and his unwavering commitment to meeting only the highest standards. Aldon brings a considerable benefit to aircraft owners during pre-purchase inspections and in maintaining the asset’s value over time.

Colby is the owner of Hangar One of California and oversees a growing staff of experienced airplane mechanics. His commitment to following best practices is reflected in our 25 year flawless safety record.

In his spare time Aldon enjoys motorcycles and spending time with his family.

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Aldon-Bio

ALDON COLBY
DIRECTOR OF MAINTENANCE

Aldon Colby has served as Schubach Aviation’s Director of Maintenance since the company’s inception over 25 years ago. Aldon is highly regarded for his extensive knowledge of aircraft maintenance, his meticulous attention to detail and his unwavering commitment to meeting only the highest standards. Aldon brings a considerable benefit to aircraft owners during pre-purchase inspections and in maintaining the asset’s value over time.

Colby is the owner of Hangar One of California and oversees a growing staff of experienced airplane mechanics. His commitment to following best practices is reflected in our 25 year flawless safety record.

In his spare time Aldon enjoys motorcycles and spending time with his family.

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RICHARD CUDA
CHIEF PILOT

Chief Pilot Richard Cuda brings a wealth of aviation experience in leading Schubach Aviation’s noteworthy team of experienced, professional pilots, ensuring our clients peace of mind when they fly.

Rick aspired to a career in aviation from a young age and completed his first flight, with his father, in a single engine Piper. He attended Western Michigan University where he earned a bachelor of aviation sciences degree and later began his career at Gannett Co., Inc. in 1990 as First Officer HS125, ultimately joining Schubach in 2008 as Lead Captain on a G200 before assuming the role of Chief Pilot in 2017. In his nearly 30-years on the flight deck, Cuda has amassed over 12,000 flight hours. He also holds Airline Transport Pilot, Certified Flight Instructor, Airframe and Powerplant Mechanic certifications.

Rick’s preferred aircraft to fly is a Falcon 2000 and sunny Cabo San Lucas, Mexico is his favorite destination.

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RICHARD CUDA
CHIEF PILOT

Chief Pilot Richard Cuda brings a wealth of aviation experience in leading Schubach Aviation’s noteworthy team of experienced, professional pilots, ensuring our clients peace of mind when they fly.

Rick aspired to a career in aviation from a young age and completed his first flight, with his father, in a single engine Piper. He attended Western Michigan University where he earned a bachelor of aviation sciences degree and later began his career at Gannett Co., Inc. in 1990 as First Officer HS125, ultimately joining Schubach in 2008 as Lead Captain on a G200 before assuming the role of Chief Pilot in 2017. In his nearly 30-years on the flight deck, Cuda has amassed over 12,000 flight hours. He also holds Airline Transport Pilot, Certified Flight Instructor, Airframe and Powerplant Mechanic certifications.

Rick’s preferred aircraft to fly is a Falcon 2000 and sunny Cabo San Lucas, Mexico is his favorite destination.

GERALD WARD
SAFETY OFFICER, CAPTAIN

Safety Officer and Captain Gerald Ward is a key member of our team dedicated to maintaining Schubach’s flawless safety record and as an experienced pilot flies our clients around the globe.

Gerald developed an interest in aviation at a young age and was inspired by his father who worked in aerospace. He has been a private pilot for 24 years, has flown professionally for 7, and amassed over 5,200 hours of flight time and holds a bachelor of science in Aviation Management from Southern Illinois University. Gerald joined Schubach in 2013, serving as both pilot and safety officer.

As Safety Officer, Ward was instrumental in Schubach’s completion of an IS-BAO (International Standard for Business Aircraft Operations) audit, an industry code of best practices which endorses our ongoing commitment to the highest international safety standards.

Gerald’s preferred aircraft to fly is a Challenger 601-3R and the Caribbean island of Sint Maarten is his favorite destination.

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GERALD WARD
SAFETY OFFICER, CAPTAIN

Safety Officer and Captain Gerald Ward is a key member of our team dedicated to maintaining Schubach’s flawless safety record and as an experienced pilot flies our clients around the globe.

Gerald developed an interest in aviation at a young age and was inspired by his father who worked in aerospace. He has been a private pilot for 24 years, has flown professionally for 7, and amassed over 5,200 hours of flight time and holds a bachelor of science in Aviation Management from Southern Illinois University. Gerald joined Schubach in 2013, serving as both pilot and safety officer.

As Safety Officer, Ward was instrumental in Schubach’s completion of an IS-BAO (International Standard for Business Aircraft Operations) audit, an industry code of best practices which endorses our ongoing commitment to the highest international safety standards.

Gerald’s preferred aircraft to fly is a Challenger 601-3R and the Caribbean island of Sint Maarten is his favorite destination.

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MICHAEL DAWSON
FLIGHT OPERATIONS MANAGER

Michael Dawson takes great pride in caring for Schubach client’s individual jet charter needs, preparing and managing their flights from start to finish for a flawless, stress-free flying experience.

Michael started his aviation career at Schubach in 2006 as an intern and over the years has become an invaluable part to the company, mastering a number of roles prior to taking on the responsibilities of Flight Operations Manager— and occasional Citation Jet co-pilot. He holds a bachelor of science degree in Aviation Management from Southern Illinois University and has a Citation Jet SIC (Second in Command) type rating.

Mike’s favorite flight destination is Jackson Hole, Wyoming.

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MICHAEL DAWSON
FLIGHT OPERATIONS MANAGER

Michael Dawson takes great pride in caring for Schubach client’s individual jet charter needs, preparing and managing their flights from start to finish for a flawless, stress-free flying experience.

Michael started his aviation career at Schubach in 2006 as an intern and over the years has become an invaluable part to the company, mastering a number of roles prior to taking on the responsibilities of Flight Operations Manager— and occasional Citation Jet co-pilot. He holds a bachelor of science degree in Aviation Management from Southern Illinois University and has a Citation Jet SIC (Second in Command) type rating.

Mike’s favorite flight destination is Jackson Hole, Wyoming.

RUSSELL LOCKWOOD
CHARTER MANAGER

Russell Lockwood plays an integral role at Schubach Aviation, managing our valued client’s jet charter needs.

A graduate of the University of Hawaii, with a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Russell began his aviation career in 2005 as a customer service manager at the Monterey Jet Center in Monterey, CA. He then moved on to a small jet charter company where he filled a multitude of roles, including charter sales, coordinating flights, accounting and more. It was there that he realized his passion for private aviation and has since learned the ins and outs of the industry and running a successful operation.

While the Schubach team has had a longtime relationship with Russell, he officially joined our team in 2015.

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Russell-Bio

RUSSELL LOCKWOOD
CHARTER MANAGER

Russell Lockwood plays an integral role at Schubach Aviation, managing our valued client’s jet charter needs.

A graduate of the University of Hawaii, with a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Russell began his aviation career in 2005 as a customer service manager at the Monterey Jet Center in Monterey, CA. He then moved on to a small jet charter company where he filled a multitude of roles, including charter sales, coordinating flights, accounting and more. It was there that he realized his passion for private aviation and has since learned the ins and outs of the industry and running a successful operation.

While the Schubach team has had a longtime relationship with Russell, he officially joined our team in 2015.

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JOLANE CRAWFORD
BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT, CLIENT AND COMMUNITY RELATIONS

Jolane Crawford cultivates Schubach’s client and community relationships so that we can better service their private charter needs.

A graduate of Los Angeles’ Pierce College, where she studied Business Administration, Jolane has more than 25 years of aviation industry experience. She joined the Schubach team in 2002, first working directly with clients in the charter department. Since then, she’s drawn on her talents for fostering relationships to strengthen our community rapport and expand Schubach’s client base.

Jolane shares a passion for philanthropy with Schubach founder Henry Schubach and is very involved in garnering support for our charitable giving efforts.

Jolane-Bio

JOLANE CRAWFORD
BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT, CLIENT AND COMMUNITY RELATIONS

Jolane Crawford cultivates Schubach’s client and community relationships so that we can better service their private charter needs.

A graduate of Los Angeles’ Pierce College, where she studied Business Administration, Jolane has more than 25 years of aviation industry experience. She joined the Schubach team in 2002, first working directly with clients in the charter department. Since then, she’s drawn on her talents for fostering relationships to strengthen our community rapport and expand Schubach’s client base.

Jolane shares a passion for philanthropy with Schubach founder Henry Schubach and is very involved in garnering support for our charitable giving efforts.

In addition to our leadership team, Schubach Aviation is made up of many dedicated, professional pilots and office support team members. They are a vital part of our organization and we wouldn’t be Schubach Aviation without them. If you are interested in joining our team please inquire for current openings.