In almost every Redtail Spotlight you read you will hear how the crew is tight knit and family like, to the point of being there for each other both in the work environment and their outside lives. “The Redtail family truly has a family feel,” says Dave Werschky, who’s been a part of the Redtail kinship since 2012. Dave explains that the camaraderie makes working at Redtail feel this way. “You don’t find that many places and it makes me feel lucky to be apart of the Redtail family.”
Dave began an interest in flying when an older flight instructor friend let him fly along. He gave him a few lessons here and there and “BOOM… that’s what I was going to do’’, quips Dave.
Dave has worked in other customer relation jobs, a suit that fits his personality well. Always upbeat and chummy, he can pull a smile and trust out of even the most nervous of flyers. Aside from working as a valet and in nightclubs, he’s done film industry support work, flight simulator and testing, line service for a major FBO, ground crew for a hot air balloon, and flying skydivers. He even enjoys jumping out of the plane himself…..not when he’s the pilot.
Originally from New Britain, Connecticut, Dave holds the positions of pilot and as an instructor for the company. As a pilot he ferries guests across the sky, along with a personal narration, to view some of the most amazing sites one will ever see from the air. He also makes his way out to Sandwash most mornings to drop off passengers who are going to dare a river rafting adventure with other local Moab adventure companies (air shuttles are the best way to get them there). Then, in the afternoon, he heads out to Hite Marina to fish out other river floaters that have come to the conclusion of their rafting trip down the Cataract Canyon section of the Colorado River.
One of the more important responsibilities Dave has with Redtail is that of company instructor. Dave assists in training pilots as they come into the company. He ensures that all of the pilots are trained to the high level safety practices that are more than the just the standard policies and practices.
Standing mostly, or maybe all the way, on the side of adventure, Dave’s hobbies are flying “(duh!!!)”, skydiving, mountain biking, skiing, and climbing.