Capt. Augustine Joseph. MSc. MBA. CPL. CHPL is responsible for all the business operations, Sales & flight elements of company, ensuring high quality, smooth operation of the business.
He has over 33 years of exceptional aviation experience, both in military and commercial aviation. His aviation career started as an Air Force pilot, serving as a military pilot for 15 years, flying various types fighter jets, fighter trainers, transport helicopters and helicopter gunships, both as an active combat pilot and Instructor. Capt. Augustine held various coveted positions and responsibilities in the military including Chief Operations Officer of a military base. Augustine has flown over 15,000 hours in 37 different types of aircraft both airplanes and helicopters and has several distinctions and awards for his military service. In his 18 years of commercial aviation experience, he has worked in various roles, as a pilot, director of operations, owner and CEO of aviation companies.
He holds a Masters degree in Aviation Science, MSc. and Masters Degree in business administration MBA. His knowledge and skills in aviation and high operating standards and training gained from the military, transfers well into the commercial aviation operations. He has also successfully developed several corporate businesses, including an International healthcare technology company, food franchise chain and property investment corporation.
Augustine is in an avid golfer, racquetball player, ping-pong and soccer player. He has competed and won in several tournaments both at the state and national level. His positive attitude, drive and dedication in whatever he does, has always made his organization’s successful. He is involved in the community and is a great motivational speaker. Augustine is also involved in several social and community causes and runs a nonprofit organization which helps disadvantaged children. All his business ventures including Advanced International Aviation Academy and JetEXE Aviation contribute towards the social and community causes.
FAA Gold Seal CFI
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration
10.500 hrs total flight time. Single engine- 9,000hrs, Multiengine 1,500
Other interests : Working out, Cooking, Martial Arts
I joined the team at Advanced International Aviation Academy in February 2018 as the Chief Pilot and immediately decided this is a great place to be ad instructor. When I first met Augustine and the AIA team, I love the team environment and respected Augustine as a person and leader right away. I thought the school was top notched and a good fit for my aviation passion. It was also quite a nice to have excellent condition airplanes and to supplement that , a maintenance facility within the company as well.
This passion flying started when I was three years old. My father took me to work with him for “take your son or daughter to work day”. He was a maintenance chief in the Air Force at the time. Our mission for that day was to taxi a Lockheed T-33 Jet trainer from one side of the airport to the other and park it. I crawled into the back seat of the cockpit and the ground crews strapped in with my helmet on. With my Dad in the front seat he started the engine. I then observed all the interesting instruments and listened to all the radio communications. I immediately fell in love. This day totally changed my world and view of aviation.
I finally started to pursue my passion of aviation during my first year of college. I was quite busy then working full time, going to college part time and flight training part time. When I finally received my Private Pilot License I then decided ……why stop now!!! I continued my busy pace of working full time, college and flight training. This passion led me to pursue my instrument and commercial license, multi engine add on, CFI GoldSeal, CFII, MEI and ATP ratings. I’ve never regretted a minute and the same passion that I felt in the back of that T-33 Jet training is the same passion I still feel today. It never grows old.
FAA A&P, IA
AA Degree , Aviation maintenece Technical Degree.
Nathan K. “Nate” has over 22 years in Aviation Maintenance Industry and with this business location for 20 years since 2000. He worked for United Airlines, working mostly on 747’s. He has held the office offices of General Manager, Chief Inspector, Parts manager in FAA 145 Repair Stations. prior to taking over the resposnsibilities of Director Maintenence of AIA. “Nate” has been to numerous maintenance certification schools and is qualified to work on several models and categories airplanes. He is very service-oriented, ethical and safety conscious . His exceptional knowledge about aircraft maintenance and management is an asset to AIA Aviation. Nate is also the maintenance manager and is always ready to serve a customer anytime of the day with a smile. He is a great team leader and provides excellent coordination and training for his maintenance team.
Nates love of aviation came at an early age when he toured a McChord Air Force Base (WA) ss a member of the Cub Scouts. At the age of 12 he was fortunate enough to visit the national air and space Museum in Washington DC. Originating from Seattle area and having Boeing in your backyard helps plan for aviation seed, from visiting the Museum of “flight to Tours” of the Boeing factory in Everett, WA.
He carries a great sense of humor on his sleeve and enjoys spending his free time with his lovely wife and children in the Sierra foothills.
FAA A&P – IA
Gustison S.”Gus” has over 20 years of aviation maintenance experience and been with this business location since 2002. Prior to joining us he served in the US Marine Corps maintaining F/A-18’s. Gus has been certified by the Remos training center and he is a tier 2 Rotax trained technician. His knowledge of aircraft maintenance, problem-solving and innovative thinking is an asset to our customers. He’s very dedicated to the team and always willing to assist the customer anytime of the day or night. You would often see him coming out of the airport in the middle of the night to assist a stranded customer/airplane. His dedication and hard work keeps all our flight school airplanes in top shape at all times.
BS – Finance
Tami Bat has extensive experience in customer service for the last 18 years. Currently she holds a position of Director admissions & student operations at Advanced International Aviation Academy.
Tammy is a very easy-going friendly person who loves to be around people. She’s focused on helping students achieve their goals. She also is good at counseling students on a day-to-day basis.
she’s a very outdoorsy person and loves yoga health and wellness. In her free time, she likes to host friends and also travel.
Natalia has immense experience in finance and has worked in corporations in many parts of the world, including Ukraine and USA. Her varied expertise in finance is from multiple different business sectors such as engineering, construction, trading, services, catering, rentals etc. Currently she is responsible for managing the AIA student accounts and flight accounts.
Natalia has also been an avid body builder and has competed in body building competitions. In her free time she likes to work out and also help others, as a fitness trainer. She also loves reading literature and spending time with her wonderful husband and daughter.
My current role with AIAA is Director of International Admissions. I help guide prospective students from outside of the United States in admissin process, assist them in their visa process and eventual journey to train with AIAA. I enjoy being a point of contact for them and corresponding with students of all backgrounds from various countries. What makes this role rewarding is watching new students come in from many countries, grow from no experience at all, to flying solo and eventually becoming commercial pilots in the span of less than a year. Our institution plays an integral role in helping to maintain the global airline industry by training and providing a steady stream of well qualified commercial pilots.
I have an educational background in Business Finance from California State University, Sacramento, with a concentration in Business Finance.
I earned my Private Pilot’s License (PPL) from AIAA in 2018 and currently fly for recreational purposes at the same institution. My other interests include astrophotography (the imaging of space objects using a telescope and camera) as well as 3D printing objects from my own designs.
Lu Dong Bio
In 2005, Lu graduated from Civil Aviation University of China and started his aviation career in Air China airline as an aircraft system engineer responsible for Boeing 777/747/737/767 fleet. He holds FAA A&P license since 2008 with multiple training certificates including Boeing 777 and 767 ATA 104, level III, etc. In 2012, he graduated from Kent State University with Master of Technology degree and received FAA Inspection Authorization (expired in 2019), and then worked for Kent State University as aircraft maintenance specialist. Lu received his FAA private pilot license in 2014, currently has over 200 total flight hours. Besides aviation, He is in local master swimming group, and compete in U.S. master swimming meets specializing in 50 Freestyle, 50 Butterfly and 50 Breaststroke. In March 2019, he won the 1st place in 50 Breaststroke and 2nd place in 50 Butterfly at Cleveland State University Aquatic Center.
Past qualifications and Experience
I have a Bachelor’s of science in Aerospace Science and Engineering and a longstanding passion of aviation. I was flying before I got my driver’s license! I enjoy working in the hanger and look forward to improving my skills every day.
BS Aerospace Science and Engineering, UC Davis
Sacramento City College A&P program graduate
More than 1900 hours FAA approved formal training
Certificates and awards
Private Pilot Certificate
Sacramento City College Dean’s list 2 years running
UC Davis Alumni Association
Friends of UC Davis Rowing
Dad jokes and cringe-worthy puns
FAA A&P Certified
Associate Degree in Aerospace Technology
Daniel started is aviation carrier in the US Air Force in 1980 and served as a jet engine mechanic until 1990. He then started his commercial aviation maintenance carrier in Aloha Airlines Hawaii. He is also worked for Textron Aviation working on all types of Citation Jets. He has extensive experience both in the airline industry and in General aviation. Daniel also has extensive experience working on helicopters.
Aviation Maintenance Technology Certification
Alex brings a wealth of experience in aircraft maintenance and engineering. He has been working in the industry since 2014. He is very meticulous; detail oriented an expert in troubleshooting and maintenance. Other areas of expertise are preventive maintenance, quality control, aircraft inspections, engine maintenance, engine disassembly, scheduled maintenance.
FAA – CPL,ASEL,AMEL,CFI – Flight Instructor
BS – Aeronautical Science
Mason fell in love with airplanes at a very young age, having been exposed to aviation through his family friends who had started taking him on joy flights in their Piper J3 Cub. As a lifelong aspiring aviator, Mason first started taking flying lessons at 16 years old and became a licensed Private Pilot shortly after.
He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Aeronautical Science, graduating at the top of his class from Central Washington University. In addition to earning his Commercial Pilot’s License, Instrument Rating, Multi-Engine Rating, and Certified Flight Instructor Rating, Mason served as a Pilot Mentor for numerous underclassmen. Mason graduated from CWU with high honors and a 4.0 GPA at the young age of 20, making him a true standout among his peers.
There are many aspects of professional flight instructing that Mason enjoys, but what really excites him is the opportunity to fly with so many wonderful people. Every student has different learning styles, motivations, and personalities, posing a constant challenge to figure out how to instruct each student in a way that is meaningful and personalized. Mason’s natural gift for teaching transfers well into his career as a flight instructor, and he feels honored to help his students achieve their aviation aspirations.
In his spare time, you can find Mason hiking in the Sierra Nevada Mountain Range or snow skiing on the winter slopes. An avid outdoorsman, Mason even qualified to represent Team USA in the Olympic Hopes Canoe and Kayak Regatta in Poznan, Poland. The wonder that is known as flying is a perfect fit for Mason, as there is nowhere he would rather spend his day than soaring in the blue skies.