Pelican Aircraft Consulting (PAC) is an aviation consulting firm based in Washington, DC. We specialize in aircraft sales, aircraft acquisition services, aircraft management and aviation consulting in the U.S. and around the world. With over 50 years of combined aviation experience, the company’s mission is to provide comprehensive solutions for aviation customers through expertise, world class service and safety.
In addition to working with private aircraft owners and corporations, PAC also has expertise in the acquisition, sale and training for clients interested in owning and flying vintage airplanes. From J-3 Cubs to P-51 Mustangs, PAC can take you from “zero to hero” and help you realize your dream of owning and operating one of these historic airplanes.
Michael Hogan, President
In addition to being founder and president of PAC, Mike Hogan he served on the Board of Directors of the Greater Washington Business Aviation Association. Mike is a seasoned and experienced pilot. He currently holds an ATP multi-engine rating with over 5600 hours of flight time in everything from a J-3, Bonanzas, Barons, King Airs and Jets. He is type rated in the Cessna Mustang and Challenger 650.
He is an active pilot in the warbird community and flies 10 different types of historical military aircraft and is formation (F.A.S.T.) qualified. He is also the past President of a volunteer historical aviation museum in Culpeper, Virginia.
John was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois and has lived on both coasts of the United States. He is 1985 graduate of Southern Illinois University, where he majored in Aviation Management. While in school, he earned his pilot and aircraft mechanic licenses.
John is a Captain for a major airline flying as a check pilot on the Boeing 767. He also holds aircraft ratings on the Airbus A320, Boeing 747 and 757.
John is an FAA Certified Flight Instructor teaching single engine, multi- engine and instrument airplanes. He instructs extensively in vintage trainer aircraft, such as the PT-17 Stearman, PT-19, PT-26, BT-13 Vultee and the T-6 Texan.
John flies vintage aircraft for a hobby and has flown the B-24, B-25, B-29 bombers and currently flies the FG1D Corsair, Grumman F4F Wildcat, Grumman TBM Avenger, ME-108 and the Hawker Hurricane.
John lives in Northern Virginia. He is happily married for over 25 years and has two beautiful daughters and an adorable chocolate lab.
Mark Beauchamp, Caravan Pilot (CoStar Field Research)
Retired after a 34 year career as a Special Agent/Criminal Investigator at both the State then Federal level. Am now fulfilling a lifelong interest in aviation as a pilot flying the CoStar Caravan. I have a Commercial, single and multi-engine, instrument airplane certificate, approximately 3000 hours total time and 800+ hours in the Caravan. I am enjoying the flying for Pelican Aircraft immensely.
I have been married to AnnMarie for 38years, have two incredible daughters and two delightful and hilarious grandchildren. Life can’t get any better!
Rob Parks, Caravan Chief Pilot (CoStar Field Research)
Rob has over 6,100 hours of military and civilian flying time. He is a (CFII) Flight Instructor and has ratings in Instrument, Single and Multi-Engine Airline Transport Pilot (ATP) and a Tail Wheel Endorsement. He also has type ratings in the CASA C212 and the Lockheed L-382.
Rob is a retired United States Air Force Instructor and Evaluator Command Pilot. He is a Subject Matter Expert in Unconventional Warfare, Combat Aviation Advisory Operations, Foreign Internal Defense Missions and Tactical Flying Operations to include; Blacked-Out Night Vision Goggle, STOL, Unimproved Landing Surfaces, Airdrop of Personnel and Equipment operations. He also has extensive experience in Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance operations.
Rob completed Six Combat Deployments throughout Iraq culminating in 235 Combat Missions and 1,144 Hours of Combat Time. He has Planned, Executed and Commanded Operations throughout the World South Korea, Thailand, Sri Lanka, Poland, Romania, Turkey, Cyprus, Bahrain, Jordan, Oman, Uzbekistan, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, El Salvador, Honduras, Panama, Haiti, Puerto Rico, Bahamas, Turks and Caicos, Dominican Republic, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, Iraq and the Ukraine.
Examples of aircraft Rob has flown; C-208 Grand Caravan, T-38 Talon, T-37 Tweet, C-130 Hercules, C-212 CASA, Antonov An-32, An-26, Be-58 Baron, C-206 Station-Air, PA24 Comanche, A-36 Bonanza, Pilatus PC-6 Turbo Porter, SNJ-5, T-6G Texan, J-3 Cub, Aeronca, Citabria, Maule MX5 and Beechcraft King Air.
Aimee Russell, Caravan Pilot (CoStar Field Research)
Aimee grew up in Minneapolis Minnesota, she attended the University of Wisconsin-Stout where she graduated with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Hospitality and Tourism Management. She then spent over 20 years co-captaining
private and commercial yachts including 17 years in command of a historically significant 1947 80’ Trumpy motoryacht. It was during this time that she was offered a unique opportunity to fly for her long-term employer in a newly developed Part 91 flight department. During her first year of flying she earned her private, instrument and multi engine ratings. Alongside her pilot husband, she spent years flying corporate aircraft including a Pilatus PC-12, Dassault Falcon 10/100 and a Dassault Falcon 50. She owns a 1967 Mooney M20C aircraft used for business and pleasure. Currently she holds a Commercial ASEL, Instrument and private pilot AMEL and is a USCG licensed Master Captain. Her home is in sunny St Petersburg Florida with her husband of 20+ years and her lucky mutt Bandit. When not in the sky, on a boat, at the beach, or hiking in the mountains, you can find her on the Chesapeake Bay staying aboard Baltimore Harbor Lighthouse. She purchased this offshore historic landmark from a government auction in 2006.
Gabriella Turkel, Caravan Pilot (CoStar Field Research)
Gabriela, raised in Switzerland, fulfilled her childhood dream of a flying career starting in helicopters. Originally flying for news and documentaries, and seeing her share of hurricane damaged roofs, she went on to get her instrument and instructor certificate in helicopters. Years of piloting an MD500 helicopter honed skills in confined space island landings, dealing with weather, and customer service.
Gabriela also holds an airplane single and multi engine commercial rating along with an instrument rating in both. She has commercial experience flying a VLJ Eclipse 500 Jet and recently added a Citation 525 type rating as well as airplane multi engine instructor. In her free time when she is not flying, she likes to spend time with her family, horses and dog.