Brad Lindow, CAM
Brad Lindow’s fascination with aviation began during his first trip on an airplane in the third grade, while traveling to Disneyworld. His face was glued to the window the entire flight but it was not until his Mom sent him to a summer aviation camp during his teenage years did he become determined to learn how to fly. Brad’s interest in aviation grew stronger as his first mentor, the Director of Training for a major airline, offered him a memorable first flight lesson above the skies of the Midwest United States in the right seat of a Boeing 747.
Brad’s determination to succeed in aviation led him to pursue an undergraduate degree from the University of North Dakota, where he received the prestigious John D. Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences Flight Scholarship and graduated with highest honors. During his time at UND, Brad worked as a flight instructor and developed his continued fascination with private and corporate aviation. Naturally, he transitioned into a role managing a Part 91 flight department in the Southwest US where he oversaw flying duties, maintenance, and cost saving programs in both piston and turbine aircraft.
After gaining years of valuable aircraft management experience, Brad secured a flying position with an on-demand Part 135 operator in Southern California and eventually transitioned to a management position as the Director of Safety. During his time in the safety department, Brad oversaw a number of successful safety initiatives including full-scale implementation of a safety management system (SMS), emergency response plan (ERP), and also assisted in pilot hiring. He spearheaded the company’s efforts to gain IS-BAO Stage II, Wyvern Wingman, and ARGUS Platinum certifications and was featured as a guest speaker at the 21st Annual Aircraft Owners & Operators Forum in 2014.
Brad holds an ATP certificate with type ratings in the Cessna Citation 500 series and Citation 525 series aircraft and is an NBAA Certified Aviation Manager (CAM). He currently serves as a Captain for a Part 91 flight department flying a Cessna Citation CJ3 and utilizes his extensive background to assist in the management of the operation. His vast experience, combined with his passion to assist other industry professionals in their journey to advance their careers allows Brad to assist Raven Career Development clients in all aspects of their professional development.
When Brad isn’t busy flying or managing the aircraft, he enjoys spending time with his young family. You might catch him in the ocean trying to catch a wave or building sand castles with his kids.