ABOUT REDTAIL AIR
Established in 1978, Redtail Air is Southeastern Utah’s premier National Park Air Tour Operator & FBO. Being the only air tour operator that holds permits to fly directly above Arches & Canyonlands National Parks as well as Monument Valley; Redtail now operates its own fleet of 7 piston aircraft, 2 turbine-powered aircraft, & the famous open cockpit WACO. It has doubled its facilities in Moab with the acquisition of Slickrock Air Guides in 2011. Redtail Air flights also operates the Air Tours & FBO at the Price, Utah Airport. Come Fly With Us!
THE REDTAIL SQUADRON
We often get asked if our company name came from the famous Redtail Squadron of World War II. Our company was named after the red-tailed hawk, the largest hawk in the hawk family, which is prevalent in our region. The “Redtail Squadron” were America’s first Black military pilots along with their support personnel. They are best known for their extraordinary efforts in the air war of World War II, and for challenging the stereotypes that had kept Black Americans from serving as pilots in the U.S. Armed Forces.
Redtail Air is proud to recognize these brave and fearless aviators.
Meet The Team
Randy | Director of Business Operations
As the Director of Business Operations at Redtail, Randy manages the business side of the company. Randy was born and raised in Chicago, IL, and still has a huge love for the Chicago Cubs. He and his family of three grown daughters moved to Moab 22 years ago. When he is not collecting airline miles and hotel points to travel the world, he continues his six-time National Fantasy Baseball Champion reign.
Jenny | Director of Sales & Marketing
Jenny was born and raised in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and attended Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, Arizona. Since being out West she has attained a love for hiking, snowboarding, paddle boarding & traveling in her time off. After hiking Longbow Arch she enjoys her favorite dishes at Hidden Cuisine.
Chris | Pilot
Chris grew up in New Mexico and attended Western State University for Geology. He has been in Moab on and off since 2011, enjoying his professional and personal favorite activities: guiding, hiking, pack-rafting and flying. His favorite restaurant in Moab is Miguel’s and he loves to go hiking in Mill Creek Canyon. During the summer months he enjoys escaping to the nearby La Sal Mountains, and in the winter he loves to do sunny rock climbing!
Tracy | Chief Pilot
Tracy was born and raised in beautiful Maine and has been a resident of Moab for 5 years with his wife and beloved pup. When he isn’t flying or mountain biking he enjoys watching his favorite team the Boston Bruins.
Dan | Director of Operations
Dan was born and raised in Boise, ID and has been a happy resident of Moab for 6 years with his wife and son. He enjoys flying, mountain biking, and hiking and watching his favorite team, the Huskers.
John | President
John was born and raised in Nebraska and has lived in Moab with his wife Jan for 10 years. He is an enthusiast of boats and planes.
Connor | Pilot
Connor started flying in 2014 and has a love and passion for flying in small single-engine planes. He has flown professionally in NY, Alaska, Nevada and Guam. When he is not flying he enjoys playing soccer, mountain biking, kayaking, snowboarding, hiking, camping, hunting, sailing and 4-wheeling. While taking it easy, he likes to read and play cards.
Ethan | Pilot
Ethan has been playing, living, and working in the southwest for over 15 years. Originally from Colorado, he lived in Utah for 10 years, and Moab for four years. He left 13 years of raft guiding on rivers across the Colorado Plateau for a flying career and is looking forward to showing people the places he loves. In his free time, Ethan can be found riding his mountain bike or hiking with his dogs.
Derek | Line Crew Chief
Derek is Redtail Air’s Line Crew Chief and has lived in Moab for 16 years. In his spare time, he enjoys playing his guitar and flying around the beautiful area he calls home. His motto is “I look for the positive things, and try to help others.”
Amanda M. | Guest Services Manager
Amanda was born and raised in Ukiah, CA and has lived in Moab with her beautiful 6-year-old boy for 6 years. During her free time she enjoys taking her son out and exploring our beautiful little town, eating good food and making memories with her loved ones!
Iris | Senior Accountant
Iris was born and raised in Moab and is married with two children. She loves to enjoy all of the great activities Moab has to offer with just one rule, “have fun in the sun.”
Racheal | Payroll & Benefits
Racheal was born in Illinois and raised in Nebraska. Since moving to Moab 22 years ago with her family she can be found doing her favorite hobbies: traveling, reading, hiking, and photographing the beautiful places she visits. Her favorite hike is Park Avenue and she enjoys following it up with a fantastic meal at her local favorite Antica Forma.
Jan | Sales & Marketing
Jan was born and raised in Ethiopia and has spent most of her life in Springfield, Mo, and Las Vegas. She has 2 daughters and 3 grandchildren who she tries to visit with often. Her passion and profession has been sewing. Her motto is “Do it until you get it right.”
David | Maintenance Technician
David was born and raised in England. He has lived in Moab for 12 years and has been with Redtail for 6 years. His favorite hobby to do in Moab is working on building his home in the beautiful Castle Valley area, all by hand, by himself. His favorite hiking trail is Corona Arch, and he loves to dine at the wonderful Desert Bistro.
Joshua | Mechanic & Pilot
Joshua was born in Phoenix and grew up in New Mexico. He moved to Moab for his position at Redtail Air 5 years ago. He and his wife enjoy climbing all around the surrounding beautiful Moab area. They have two cats as well! He has been flying since 2007 and learned in Douglas, Arizona. His picture is in front of his plane, a Cessna 120. We are so thankful for Joshua being an important team member for so many years at Redtail Air!
Willie | Director of Maintenance
Willie was born in El Paso and has moved through the beautiful West, including to Phoenix and Oregon. His love for aviation was born with flying in his blood. Willie just joined the team and is looking forward to many activities in the area, including four wheeling.
Mike | Maintenance Technician
Mike was born in Poughkeepsie, NY, and grew up in Georgia. He has been coming to Moab on and off since 2014. He was in the Military for 6 years and was a helicopter mechanic on the Chinooks. Mike is an avid sky diver, base jumper, scuba diver, and mountain biker. He loves to go hiking with his partner.
Arthur | Maintenance Technician
Arthur was born and raised in North Carolina. He has been in Moab for five years. Before joining Redtail, he was an outdoor professional. Over the years, Arthur has guided climbing, rafting, whitewater kayaking, fly fishing, canyoneering, backpacking, and mountaineering. His favorite hike is Hidden Valley, and his favorite restaurant in Moab is 98 Center.
Taylor | Guest Service Representative
I was born and raised in Moab, UT. I’ve always enjoyed spending my spare time with friends, family and my pets. My goal in life is to never stop learning and to be someone who can inspire others to be their most authentic selves while maintaining honesty and a love for everyone’s individuality. I am that I am, and I always work towards being my best self.
Shanna | Guest Service Representative
I have lived in Moab for just over 2 years. We relocated from Texas. I enjoy reading, camping, and exploring Moab in our side by side. I am looking forward to a new adventure here in Moab with Redtail Air.
Langdon | Line Manager
Langdon is from Vernal, UT and moved to Moab about 3 months ago with his wife and 1 year old son. Langdon and his family enjoy rock climbing, canyoneering, anything on the water including kayaking and canoeing as well. After a fun filled activity day in Moab they enjoy dining at the Mediterranean Restaurant in town or Deweys.
Zane | Price FBO
Zane was born and raised in Price. While working at Redtail, he began flight training with USU in 2019 and has received his instrument rating. He is currently working on his commercial and twin ratings. When he is not studying, flying, or working for Redtail, he is an avid gamer.
Eli | Price FBO
Eli is from Anchorage, Alaska, and currently attends USU Eastern in Price, majoring in aviation technology. He is currently studying to be a commercial pilot. Eli enjoys spending his time outdoors camping or riding his dirt bike in Moab, and back in the great state of Alaska enjoying all of its beauty.
Gary | Price FBO/Airport Manager
Gary was born and raised in Boulder, Colorado. After graduating Colorado Aero Tech with an A&P in 1992, he gained valuable experience and knowledge while attending classes and working for the University of North Dakota’s aviation program. Redtail brought him to Moab in 2008 and to Price in 2019. He has two full grown boys. He enjoys his free time off-roading, camping, fishing, and rafting with his family, co-workers, and friends.
Barbara | Pilot
Houston, Texas, is home for Barbara. She enjoys mountain biking, spending time with her dog, and hiking. Barbara is new to Moab but has been coming down for years. She gets to see the world from a new perspective! She likes to fly in the mountains.
Parker | Pilot
Parker is from Pleasant Grove, Utah. He loves watching and playing sports, mainly football, basketball, and golf. He also loves to spend time outdoors with his wife and dog; hiking and rock climbing and going to the movies. He moved to Moab recently to work for Redtail. He loves to fly over rivers and arches.
Jon | Pilot
Jon is from central California and has been flying for 9 years. He loves Moab because he is very outdoorsy. He enjoys hiking and reading, and he loves to cook and work out.
Stephen | Pilot
Stephen is originally from Portland, Oregon. He practiced internal medicine as a physician MD, mostly on the Navajo reservation in Arizona. Has been in Grand Junction, CO, for the last 22 years. He loves mountain biking, skiing, backpacking, and flying, of course. His favorite trail to mountain bike is Navajo Lakes.
Amanda S. | Line Crew
Amanda is originally from Oregon. Her ancestors came over on the wagon trains 7 generations ago and never left. As a nurse and Herbalist, she was drawn to Moab for the incredible plant life, spectacular scenery, and adventure.
Payton | Pilot
Payton is originally from Ohio and has just spent time recently in Augusta, Maine, flying for a skydive operation out there. She is excited to get back into mountain biking now that she is in Moab. She loves to fly in her free time and is excited to explore the amazing landscape of canyons, rivers, mountains, and valleys. She enjoys to eat at the Moab Diner and loves to hike Hidden Valley.
Haley | Guest Services Representative
Haley grew up in Salt Lake City and moved to Moab in 2000 to be a river guide. She enjoys rafting, climbing, canyoneering, and hiking. She is looking forward to receiving her pilot license, and her favorite part of flying is experiencing absolute freedom. After she spends her days off adventuring, you can find her at her favorite dinner spot, Josie Wyatts.
Alyssa | 2022 Intern
Alyssa was born and raised in Pueblo, Colorado. She is attending the University of Dubuque in Iowa for Aviation Management. She enjoys traveling, playing tennis, fishing, skiing, and hiking.