Angel Flight West Welcomes
New Wing Leaders
Incoming Washington Wing Leader Jeremy Katz
Jeremy Katz has been flying as a command pilot with Angel Flight West since the day he reached the flying hours requirement in June 2012. During the day, Jeremy works in the Product Development Low Speed Aerodynamics group at Boeing, supporting takeoff and landing part design (trailing edge flaps and leading edge devices), and analysis for all new and derivative commercial airplane models.
In his free time, he enjoys photographing the Northwest’s beautiful scenery from the air, as well as playing and watching ice hockey (go Devils!). Jeremy holds a commercial pilot certificate with an instrument rating, and has lived in Seattle since graduating from MIT with a degree in aerospace engineering in 2009.
“My flights with Angel Flight have consistently been the most meaningful and personally rewarding flights I’ve taken, and I consider myself very fortunate to have the opportunity to give back to others while enjoying my favorite hobby. In this new position, I’m looking forward to working more closely with the AFW main office and pilots across the state of Washington to grow our ranks and reach more people who can benefit from our services.”
Incoming Arizona Wing Leader Tim Barrios
Charity flying is what got Tim Barrios interested in aviation, while he was “pretending” to be a Software Engineer (as he has done since graduate school). After riding with his boss on a Flights for Life blood transport mission, he took introductory flying lessons and was hooked. Nearly thirty years later, he has logged 2300 hours including many charity flights with various volunteer organizations. Tim has flown coast to coast with many trips to visit his (and his wife’s) family near New Orleans, and their kids in Austin and Denver. He started flying in a Cherokee, owned a Skylane Aztec, and now flies a Malibu. Although he has recently officially retired from IBM, he still does just enough software work to pay for his flying habit. Besides aviation, Tim enjoys bicycling and backpacking, often combining those two pursuits.
“I can’t think of a better thing to do with the unique ability and privilege that we all have as pilots other than to fly needed medical transport missions. Angel Flight West missions, transporting patients from underserved locations more effectively than public transportation, ideally matches the needs of those patients with our opportunities as general aviation volunteers.
Angel Flight West Thanks Outgoing Wing Leaders
Our heartfelt gratitude to Randy Scott (Washington) and Jeremy Davalos (Arizona) for their support and leadership as they transition off as Wing Leaders. We thank both of you for sharing your leadership, talent, and dedication to help us carry our mission of delivering health and hope!
Outgoing Washington Wing Leader Randy Scott
Randy has served as the Washington Wing Leader since 2017 and has also volunteered as an Earth Angel. Randy orchestrated several patient, provider, and pilot outreach activities throughout the state since becoming Wing Leader that have been instrumental WA Wing’s growth in missions and volunteers. He will remain on WA’s Leadership Team in a supportive outreach role. Having recently reached his 250 PIC hours and received his glider pilot license, Randy looks forward to flying his first mission as an AFW Command Pilot.
Outgoing Arizona Wing Leader Jeremy Davalos
Jeremy became the youngest Wing Leader in AFW history when he took the role of Wing Leader for the Arizona Wing in 2013. We look forward to his future involvement as he continues to volunteer as a Command Pilot and Prescott area leader for the AZ Wing Leadership Team.
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