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!
Meet The Team
Randy | Controller
As the Redtail Air Controller, 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.
Jackson | Chief Pilot
Jackson’s first memories of aviation are soaring through the midwest skies with his dad, at the controls of a little yellow taildragger. In 2016, he finished law school at the University of Denver and started practicing law. Over the next 3 years he flew as much as he could, building time in taildraggers, twins, and experimental airplanes alike. Jackson started flying for Redtail in April 2019 and is happy to call Moab home. His favorite part of flying around the desert is the amount of exploration available using aviation as his primary tool of transportation.
Chris | Pilot
Chris grew up in New Mexico and attended Western Colorado University where he studied geology. He began river guiding in 2004 and worked extensively for Outward Bound across the Colorado Plateau. After completing his graduate degree in 2018, he returned to Moab to pursue an aviation career flying around the most beautiful place in the world. In the winter, he teaches avalanche courses and is a part-time forecaster for the Utah Avalanche Center.
Tracy | 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.
Craig | Pilot
Craig was born in raised in Spokane Washington and has lived in Moab for 10 years with his life partner, 2 dogs, and 1 cat. When Craig is not flying he enjoys mountain biking, dirt biking, and scorpion hunting. His life motto is ”Every now and then you gotta take off the bridal, throw away the skillet and let that panther scream!”
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.
James | Pilot
Originally from New York, James came to Utah for aviation education and adventure. His favorite color is green and his favorite hiking area is Millcreek.
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.”
Andrea | Line Crew Manager
Andrea was born in Salt Lake City and moved to Moab in 1971 with her partner and they have 2 full-grown boys. She likes to fly and spend her time on the local rivers rafting. Her life motto is “Living life through Love and Compassion.”
Langdon | Line Crew
Langdon is from Vernal, UT and moved to Moab in the Spring of 2021 with his wife and 1 year old son. Langdon and his family enjoy rock climbing, canyoneering, and anything on the water including kayaking and canoeing. After a fun filled activity day in Moab they enjoy dining at the Mediterranean Restaurant in town or Deweys.
Dallin | Line Crew
Originally from Southeastern Utah, Dallin has resided in beautiful Spanish Fork. During his free time he enjoys flying, scuba diving and mountain biking. His favorite area is in the La Sal mountains. His favorite place to eat is the Jailhouse Cafe.
Amanda | Guest Services Manager
Amanda was born and raised in Ukiah, CA, and has lived in Moab with her beautiful 4-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.”
Ryan | Guest Services
Ryan was born and raised in Moab and is an avid runner who also enjoys playing guitar and reading in his spare time. If he is not on his favorite trail, The Bar M Loop, he is busy finding new trails in the local area and then rewarding himself at his favorite local restaurant Pasta Jays.
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.
Sean | Guest Services
Sean was born and raised in Boulder, CO and now attends the University of Utah. If he is not out exploring the La Sal Mountains he can be found skateboarding, playing basketball and hiking. After hiking his favorite trail, the Squaw Springs, he loves to go to Thai Bella.
Jessie | Guest Services
Jessie was born and raised here in Moab and is entering her second year at the University of Utah.
She loves to go to Fisher Towers to hike and also enjoys: roller skating, running & snowboarding
After she paddleboards the local lakes and rivers she rewards herself at The Spoke on Main Street.
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.”
Alexa | Guest Services
Alexa currently attends Grand County High School, where her favorite classes are math and English. She is a member of the high school track and cross country, and she is a member of the high school strings orchestra. She is an accomplished violinist and delights her audiences in Moab with her beautiful talent.
Hannah | Guest Services
When Hannah is not working at Retail Air, she attends Westminster College where she is studying to be a nurse. She is an accomplished long-distance runner, having won numerous awards. She loves to travel, and recently visited an Elephant sanctuary in Thailand.