Air Charter Committee

The NATA Air Charter Committee (ACC) is tasked to promote the interests of the association’s members holding on-demand Part 135 air carrier certificates by addressing regulatory and legislative issues and industry concerns. The committee members represent the diversity of operations found under the Part 135 regulations, and include operators of a range of aircraft from large turbine-powered business jets, to small single-engine, piston-powered airplanes, and helicopters.

The ACC, and the Part 135 industry in general, are overwhelmingly comprised of small businesses as defined by the Small Business Administration.

Members of the ACC serve two-year terms. During that time, they act as the voice of the Part 135 membership within the association to ensure that the needs of this critical industry segment are appropriately represented by the staff.

NATA members providing services to the on-demand Part 135 industry are also eligible for ACC membership. Currently, providers of simulator flight training, insurance and consulting services participate on the ACC.

Committee Members


Andrew Schmertz
Hopscotch Air

Vice Chair

Dondi Pangalangan
VP, Flight Operations and Safety
Clay Lacy Aviation  

Leslie Cheshier
VP, Owner and Charter Services
Jet Aviation

Daniel Hagee
Director of Operations
Wing Aviation

Josh Jabour
Sales Executive

Matt Kinney
Medway Air Ambulance

Barry Lambert 
VP of Charter Operations 
Southern Sky Aviation

Paul A. Lange 
Aviation Attorney
Law Offices of Paul A. Lange, LLC

Eric Legvold
Founder, CEO
Davinci Jets

Stephen Maloney
Executive Vice-President Finance and Business Operations
Sun Air Jets LLC

Trey Munday
Schubach Aviation

David Norton
Head of Aviation Practice
Shackelford, Bowen, McKinley & Norton

Daniel Rice
Chief Pilot
GrandView Aviation, LLC

James Schnell
Director of Client Relations
Priester Aviation

Howard Seedorf
President & CEO

Nel Stubbs
Stubbs Aviation Advisors

NATA Team Member

Jenny Ann Urban

Meeting minutes are provided by the staff liaison to committee members.  All other members are encouraged to contact the staff liaison for additional information on any topics that were discussed at prior meetings.