With over 21 years in the aviation industry, Mr. Sutton has dedicated his entire adult life to his passion. An Airline Transport Pilot having accumulated more than 7,000 flight hours, primarily consisting of turbo prop and jet aircraft. He has experience in a wide variety of airplanes and is type rated in the Falcon 10, 20, 200, 50/900. Throughout his career in aviation, Mr. Sutton has set-up and managed several flight departments, for individuals as well as high profile companies. He has also been intimately involved in the purchase and sale, as well as the import and export process of airplanes ranging from single engine piston to large, wide body, long-range aircraft. Mr. Sutton is proud to be an International Certified Aviation Sales Professional. NAAA Certified Aircraft Appraiser.
Mr. Fondry served as Sargent in the Army National Guard. During this time, he attended Arkansas Tech University, where he earned his Bachelor of Arts History and Political Science degree. It was also during this time that he earned his Airframe and Power plant rating (A&P), accompanied by an Aircraft Inspector Authorization (IA). Ben continued his career in aviation and currently has an Airline Transport Pilot Rating with over 10,500 hours total flight time in his logbooks. Ben is type rated in the Citation 500 Series airplanes, as well as the Citation 560XL, Citation X, and Falcon 2000. Mr. Fondry has flown for both part 91 and part 135 companies such as NetJets and Northrop Grumman, as well as serving as Chief Pilot and Director of Maintenance for several other flight departments. Ben has proven to be a great asset at Thrust Aviation due to his in depth knowledge of aircraft maintenance and corporate aviation as a whole. Mr. Fondry heads up our east coast office in North Carolina. NAAA Certified Aircraft Appraiser.