Pilot Category

Ryan Gibbons, CAM
Captain/Safety Officer, CNL Aviation

Ryan Gibbons was fortunate enough to discover business aviation at a young age through a close relative, who not only introduced him to flying, but has also served as a mentor and eventually gave him a career opportunity as a pilot after earning all of his ratings.

Gibbons finds the endless opportunities to learn new trades and grow into different roles the most rewarding part of business aviation, noting these opportunities would not likely be possible without the network of the NBAA and its members. His own experience began with flying and progressed into sales and product development roles.

“I enjoy sharing the many opportunities that business aviation has to offer with young individuals who may believe a career in aviation is out of reach,” said Gibbons.