Our Pilots

 

team SHAR and friends at Genaseo, NY Airshow 2015

A full Marine Crew of Team SHAR pilots plus some former Marines at the Genaseo, NY Airshow 2015

Our Pilots

Art Nalls, LtCol, USMC (ret)
Art is a native of Northern Virginia, born and raised in Fairfax County, just south of Washington, D.C. After graduating from Hayfield High School, he was nominated to attend the United States Naval Academy at Annapolis, Maryland, where he majored in aerospace engineering. This was a natural, since he always had a deep interest in aviation. While attending Annapolis, Art was awarded a Guinness World’s Record for building and riding the World’s Smallest Rideable Bicycle.

Joe Anderson, MGen, USMC (ret)
Joe flew F-4’s in Viet Nam, before transitioning to the AV-8A “Harrier.” He was in an early group of select Marine Corps Aviators to fly the “Harrier” and did so without the benefit of a two-seat trainer. His first flights were all solo. He graduated from the US Navy Test Pilot School at Pax River, MD and was a test pilot for the YAV-8B, which was the predecessor to the AV-8B “Harrier II.” He has over 2,500 hours of Harrier flight time in VSTOL aircraft.

Jenna Dolan
Jenna has nearly 900 hours of Harrier time, including combat time in Iraq and shipboard flight operations.  She is a Landing Signal Officer (LSO) and a Weapons and Tactics Instructor (WTI).  In addition to being a full-time mom, she serves in the Marine Reserves.

Monica Marucseac

Monica joined Team SHAR as our second, female Harrier pilot.  She has over 500 hours in the AV-8B, including shipboard operations, and flight time in a host of other airplanes, including the Piper L-4 Cub.  She is a Landing Signal Officer (LSO) and has combat experience.  Monica is also serving in the Marine Reserves.

Charlie VandenBossche, LtCol, USAF, (ret)
Charlie “V+12” VandenBossche is a native of southeastern Michigan, born in Detroit and raised in Mt. Clemens, just north of Detroit.
Pete Weiskopf, Senior Chief, USN, (ret)
Pete Weiskopf, is a retired USN Senior Chief. He holds FAA certifications for mechanic (AP/IA) and flight Instructor (CFI). He flies and instructs in the Piper Cub (L-4) as well as his own Cessna 182.

 

 

 

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