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Midwest Corporate Air's Team

Steve Buchenroth, ASES, AMEL, CFII, MEI, AGI, IGI, ATP

Steve Buchenroth is the CEO of World Class Plastics, Inc. and the President, owner and operator of Midwest Corporate Air, Inc. Steve is a 1980 graduate of Indian Lake High School, and a 1986 graduate of The Ohio State University where he earned a BS degree in Business Administration with a major in Aviation Management. After OSU, he completed Officers Training and was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the Air National Guard where he reached the rank of Captain and flew the F4 Phantom as a Navigator / Weapon Systems Officer for the Black Snake Squadron of the 122nd Tactical Fighter Wing, in Fort Wayne, Indiana.

Today Steve is a corporate pilot, an on-demand air charter pilot and a very active FAA Gold Seal single and Multi Engine Certified Flight Instructor. To date, he has directly trained or heavily participated in the training of well over 100 successful pilots who received their pilot certificates and ratings through Midwest Corporate Air. These include over 40 Multi Engine and Multi Engine instructor pilots.

Steve holds an Airline Transport Pilot License (ATP) and is type rated in the Hawker 800XP and Sabreliner 65 business jets that he flies on a regular basis for a local manufacturing company. Currently between singe and Multi Engine instruction, Aircraft Charter and corporate flying, Steve flies over 500 hours per year and is extremely passionate about teaching all levels of flying. He makes learning fun and his students enjoy an exceptionally high pass rate. Steve has accumulated over 5,000 hours of flight time.

Steve enjoys flying to sunny places, shooting, weightlifting, boating, riding his Harley, playing guitar and now building websites! He also attends Edison Community College in the evenings where he is earning a second degree in Internet Technologies / Interactive Media Web Site Designer.



Brian S. Fisher, AP, IA, Private Pilot ASEL

Brian graduated from Bellefontaine High School in 1977 and proceeded to join the Navy in Janurary of 1978. Brian served aboard submarines as a Nuclear PowerPlant Machinist Mate until he was honorably discharged in October 1986.

Brian began working for Midwest Corporate Air in the spring of 1987 and received his Private Pilot License in Novemeber of that same year. Attending Columbus State Community College Brian obtained his Airframe and Powerplant (A&P) License in Janurary 1990 and his Inspection Authorization (IA)in Janurary of 1993.

Brian has an extensive background in the repair and maintenance of Piper and Cessna single and twin engine aircraft and is a Diamond Aircraft Certified Maintenance Technician. Brian also has extensive experience in piston engine overhaul and repair, as well as light airframe repair and modification.

Brian enjoys golfing, bowling and computers. He is married to Lori Fisher, the Human Resource Manager for World Class Plastics, Inc.



Ben Gaertner, AGI, CFII, MEI

Ben Gaertner graduated from Hilliard High School near Columbus, Ohio in 1997. After working several years running backhoes and pounding spikes for the railroad, he decided there must be a better way to make a living. Following his love of airplanes, Ben decided to make a career change and to become a pilot.

Ben started his flight training in June of 2008 and by June of 2009, he earned his Multi Engine Instructor License. Today he is a new part-time Flight Instructor for Midwest Corporate Air where he teaches all ratings offered bu Midwest Corporate Air.

Ben and his wife Jen live in Dublin, Ohio with their daughter Madelyn.

 


Matt Watkins

Matt is a 1979 graduate of Benjamin Logan High School and in 1981 studied electronics at ITT Tech. From 1981 through 1986 Matt was a chef for Capitol University and Wellington Private School in Upper Arlington.

From 1986 until 2000 Matt worked for AGC Automotive(formaly AP Technoglass) as a Quality Engineer. Since 2000 he has been the Quality Manager for World Class Plastics, Inc.

Matt is married to Becky and they have 4 children.

Here at Midwest Corporate Air Matt works weekends, helping at the front desk and providing line service. He also cleans our facility, our aircraft and performes grounds keeping.