Welcome to Chairman Aviation
Inspired by leaders and innovators in aviation, we are committed to "excellence with integrity" in all we do. We are Certificated as an On-Demand Air Carrier by the Federal Aviation Administration.
Our satisfied clients include individuals, private and public corporations. Join Our Members!
Who We Are
Our FAA Air Carrier Certificate is # 674A375O and Chairman has met the requirements to become a Certified Wyvern Wingman Operator. Wingman designation is the highest- level rating given by Wyvern Consulting, the first aircraft safety auditing firm in the country.
Whether you are considering the purchase or lease of an aircraft, upgrading your current aircraft, managing a flight department or in need of professional training - Chairman Aviation has the expertise to satisfy your aviation needs. Equipped with our expertise you will fly safely, economically and advisedly.
We believe in transparency and that our clients should be aware of all fees and commissions. By disclosing our compensation structure up front our clients can be assured we are looking out for their best interests while providing an outstanding travel experience.
When Howard (Howie) OShell was a boy, his granddad would take him to the local airport where a business associate of his grandfather kept his Beech King Air and Bell Jet-Ranger helicopter. This businessman would use the aircraft to operate his coal mining business in Western Pennsylvania.
The hook was set from a young age and OShell fell in love with aircraft. “I always felt a hangar was a magical place where planes and pilots hung out, told stories etc,” Howie says.
This same businessman recommended a flight instructor when Howie was 13. He trained and earned his pilot certificates at the minimum ages for each. After working for a variety of corporate operators and a commuter airline Howie was hired by American Airlines in 1990.
He flew the “silver birds” of AA literally all over the world, flying many different aircraft types over a 28-year career. He eventually advanced into the training department and was a “Check Airman” or training pilot, helping other pilots achieve their career goals.
Beginning in 2015, Howie began laying plans for the next phase of his flying career with the launch of Chairman Airmotive II, LLC. Upon retiring from American Airlines in 2018, Howie continued to follow his passion for flying by focusing full-time on growing Chairman to meet the unique and demanding travel needs of customers.
Howie sees flight and the ability to move unfettered from place as one of “greatest demonstrations of freedom we have as Americans.” His only goal – one that he shares with the entire Chairman team – is to make the private aviation experience what it could and should be – meeting passengers’ expectations for transparency, value, quality and service.
Our experienced team is dedicated to your safety, comfort, and travel experience.
Chairman wants to make private flying what it could be. We believe in providing you with the flying experience that you expect. You will know how much you are paying (with no surprises), how you will be flying (in luxurious aircraft with impeccable service) and when you will get there (based on our commitment to operational excellence).
We believe private business travel should provide you with all of those things, and we are committed to doing our part. Our team of highly skilled aviators, experienced maintenance technicians and deeply trained safety managers is dedicated to your safety, comfort and convenience.
Chairman gives you a team that you can count on.