PIlot Lance McAuley and the Riding for Cures team (R4C)

New Global Aviation pilot Lance McAuley loves to fly. However, he is not always referring to planes and charter flights in the Lear 35. McAuley is an avid fan of fly fishing and loves to “fly” over new terrain on his bike or over the snow on skies.

McAuley, originally from Seattle, Washington, is an outdoor enthusiast. He takes full advantage of the Northwest and all it has to offer.  From his days as a fly fishing guide, to crabbing and clamming in the Hood Canal, to hiking Mt. Rainier with his wife and daughter, McAuley lives an active and healthy lifestyle with his family.

“The passion and respect for the outdoors and nature through hunting and fly fishing was fostered by my father at an early age,” said McAuley.  “To this day, the quality time spent with family engaged in outdoor recreation is not only fun but also provides a well-rounded and healthy perspective toward life.”

McAuley joined the Global Aviation team in January. Already an experienced pilot with the Lear 35, McAuley has 15 years experience in the aviation industry and completed nearly seven weeks of additional training through Global Aviation. Happily, McAuley reports that the day after he returned from training he was put to work and flying. He is enjoying his new company and the plane.

“I’m very impressed by Global Aviation’s operations,” said McAuley. “Global is professional and very well organized. Customers always come first, and the product they offer can’t be beat by anyone. The facilities are beautiful and expanding.  It really couldn’t be any better.”

McAuley appreciates the solid demand for corporate charters in the Portland area and is glad to still be so close to family and friends in the Seattle area. He enjoys the novelty of traveling new places and getting to know new people during his flights.

Being based in the Portland area also means that McAuley can continue being an active member in the Riding for Cures team (R4C) that raises money through cycling to support advocacy and fund research for cancer, diabetes, and multiple sclerosis.

The team of 20 organized members participates in five to seven 100 mile events per year. Through private and corporate sponsorships over several years, the non-profit group has raised and donated over $150,000 to:

McAuley and the R4C team will be participating in two American Diabetes Association events with one being close to the Global Aviation headquarters in Hillsboro, Oregon:  Tour De Cure Oregon on July 26th and Tour De Cure Seattle on May 10th.

 

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