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    Trinity’s instructors are aviation professionals dedicated to furthering God’s Kingdom by training pilot/mechanics to be effective missionaries.

    Dan Mulkey, Executive Director

    Dan and his wife, Jeannie, have a long-standing involvement in mission aviation and have financially supported the Quest Aircraft Company's Kodiak aircraft, developed specifically for missions. When asked to help start a mission aviation training academy, the couple rented out their home of 33 years and moved to Eatonville to take on a leadership role at Trinity.

    Dan has been intrigued by flight ever since childhood, when he spent hours building aircraft models. He paid for his own flight lessons in high school and learned to fly in a Cessna 120 off a short gravel strip.

    Dan spent three years in the Army and acquired over 2,000 hours as a helicopter crew chief and platoon sergeant with two tours in Vietnam. He has extensive experience working on all types of aircraft and helicopters.

    Dan first obtained his Airframe and Powerplant Mechanic certificate in 1971.

    Stanley Gerlitz, Director of Operations and Safety


    Stan retired in 2012 from the Federal Aviation Administration. He has 42+ years experience as a Control Tower air traffic controller, flight service specialist, quality assurance and training specialist, terminal requirements specialist, safety management practitioner, air traffic safety action analyst as well as active Air Force duty. Most of Stan's FAA experience was in Alaska with much of it in remote “bush” locations. It was during this time that Stan saw the utility of aviation and bush flying to service remote locations. He is acquainted with many missionary aviation organizations in Alaska and served with them in his local church.

     

    Stan is a licensed pilot with single engine, commercial, instrument, seaplane privileges and a former flight instructor. He has flown in the Alaskan bush in tailwheel equipped aircraft on wheel, skis and floats. He was a Civil Air Patrol mission pilot and officer in Alaskan CAP Squadrons.

     

    Stan has an Associate of Applied Science in Air Traffic Control from the University of Alaska – Anchorage.

     

    Stan and his wife, Lorraine, are residents of Orting, Washington.

     

    Tad Henry, Director of Flight Training

    Tad Henry, his wife Hope, and their four children moved from Lancaster, Ohio, to serve with Trinity as full-time volunteers.

    Tad holds a master's degree in Aeronautical Science with emphases in both Aviation Safety and Operations from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. He has certificates for Commercial Pilot, Flight Instructor, Advanced Ground Instructor, and Aircraft Dispatcher.

    Tad spent the last 13 years working in the Operations Department of NetJets Aviation as an Aircraft Dispatch Supervisor and also teaches post-graduate classes as and adjunct Assistant Professor for Embry-Riddle.

    Jeannie Mulkey, Registrar

    Jeannie graduated from Peterson School of Business in Seattle in 1969. She has twelve years of business administration experience.