The DAV Flight Team
Lynn May- Event Coordinator and On-Site Media Relations-
Lynn is a graduate of Vincennes University with a degree in business and Indiana University with a Graduate Realtors Institute Degree from the National Association of Realtors. Lynn has over 30 years of marketing experience in the banking and real estate industry. She was a Realtor for 27 years, but her airshow career began as she volunteered at a hometown airshow where she spent time in hospitality, field services, ramp logistics and volunteer support, including Hospitality Chairman for the U.S. Airforce Thunderbirds. She has been involved in the reunion events surrounding the Doolittle Tokyo Raiders organization and participated in hundreds of media interviews and events. Lynn has been the event and on-site media coordinator, working over 120 events for the DAV Aviation Outreach Program since 2008. Kerry and Lynn also frequently narrate the B-25's performance during the airshow.
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Mike Jones- Event Coordinator-
Mike has worked with the public for several years in the insurance industry, owning and operating his own AllState Insurance business from which he is now retired. He began his airshow career volunteering with a hometown airshow in transportation, field services, ramp logistics, hospitality and volunteer support—co-chairing Hospitality for the US AirForce Thunderbirds. Mike is a licensed CDL driver - driving the DAV truck and display trailer for the DAV Flight Team. He has been involved in the reunion events surrounding the Doolittle Tokyo Raiders organization and participated in over 120 airshows and events with the DAV Flight Team.
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Kerry Ward- Marketing and Public Relations
Kerry is a graduate of the University of Arizona with a degree in psychology. She worked for several years as a NASA Event Manager at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex. In her time there she managed logistics for events ranging from the Astronaut Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, 40th anniversary of the first man walking on the moon and President Obama's visit to discuss the future of American space flight. In 2011 Kerry joined the AirSupport and DAV Flight Team to assist with five flagship events for the US Navy's Bicentennial of the War of 1812. Since then she has managed the DAV Flight Team's social media, website, PSAs, marketing, graphics, public relations and has participated in dozens of interviews in order to spread the DAV's message of support of local veterans. Lynn and Kerry also frequently narrate the B-25's performance during the airshow.
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Michael McCabe- Program Director-
A private pilot, Mike attended the Florida Institute of Technology, majoring in Aviation Management. He has expertise in engineering, surveying and mapping that he now applies to designing aerobatic boxes and coordinating their use in congested airspace. As a leading airshow industry expert, he is a founding faculty member and featured speaker for the International Council of Air Shows (ICAS) Air/Ground Operations Training Seminar. He has also been a guest speaker representing the airshow industry in the US and internationally.
Ken Ashmore- Event Representative -
Ken is a Commercial Pilot with multi-engine and instrument ratings with Bachelor of Science in Professional Aeronautics and Master of Aeronautical Science degree from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Daytona Beach, FL. He has organized airshows and aviation events since 1987 including coordinating air operations for the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach, assisted with five flagship events for the US Navy's Bicentennial of the War of 1812, and dozens of flyovers. He specializes in military relations, military and civilian aircraft support and logistics.
Larry Kelley - Panchito Pilot -
Larry's fascination with aviation started when he was 9 years old. He would watch planes come in and occasionally help restore vintage aircraft with his uncle. Following a 3 year Pharmacy career at Johns Hopkins Hospital and a 28 year as owner of a small pharmacy chain and institutional pharmacy with infusion services , as well as a medical supply company, Dr. Kelley returned home and earned his private and commercial pilots licenses, with multiengine and instrument ratings 30 years ago. Larry bought Panchito, the B-25, in 1997 and added the type rating for B25. He has accumulated over 4600 hours of flight time, with over 400 events. Of these events, a few highlights were: the Super Bowl, Indy-500, Preakness Horse race and several Arlington Cemetery burials.
Larry Gregory- Doolittle Raider's Special Delivery Pilot-
Larry Gregory currently serves as President of the Lone Star Flight Museum (LSFM) located in Galveston, Texas. Larry works with the Warbird community and the FAA on many issues regarding historic aircraft. He is a 2000 hour pilot and regularly flies several museum aircraft. He and his wife, Kristen, are the proud parents of two daughters. He has worked with the DAV Flight Team since the start of the program with the B-25 Doolittle Raiders Special Delivery.