Instructors/Staff

Staff

Kevin Hess

Owner, Harford Air Services, LLC / Co-Owner, Harford County Airport

Kevin, a Harford County native, began his flight career while at Salem College, West VA in 1985. While a pilot here at the Harford County Airport, he received his A&P in 1994 and his IA in 1997. He has flown all over the world as a private charter pilot and came back to Harford County where he took over the old flight school in 1996, renaming it Harford Air. Kevin’s mission has always been to further aviation in Harford County by making flight training more enjoyable and accessible to everyone.

Christy Kilburn

Office Manager

Christy is one of our few non-Harford County natives, relocating to Bel Air in 2016. She has over 20 years of experience as an executive assistant and office manager. After finally convincing Kevin to hire her, she is now learning the exciting field of aviation! “This is the job I never knew I always wanted!”

Johnna Bachman

Assistant Office Manager

Johnna has lived and worked in Harford County her entire life: growing up within 7 miles of our airport! She worked as an office manager for 17 years, and a stay at home mom for 18 more. She enjoys working part-time and getting to know our fun clientele and learning about aviation. “It’s like coming home!”


Pilots Full Time

David Beyer

Dave is a third-generation aviator from Havre de Grace who loves all things aviation. He previously worked in the medical field until he decided to follow his passion for aviation in 2016. He began his career at Harford Air in March of 2017 as an aircraft mechanic while preparing for his CFI. His goal is to continue as a CFII at Harford Air and to fly corporate jets.

Andrew Joynes (AJ)

AJ began his flight career right here at Harford Air while attending CCBC. He graduated from CCBC with his AS in Aviation Management. He is now attending Embry Riddle Aeronautical University Online to complete his BS degree in Aeronautics.


Pilots Part-Time

David Kleponis

Dave, who moved around throughout his young life, has been a Harford County resident for the last 30 years. He works full time as a mechanical engineer with the Army Research Laboratory at APG. He has had a love of aviation since childhood and received his Private Pilot Certificate in 1991. By 2004 he had his CFII and has been instructing part time with Harford Air ever since. To further his love of all things aviation, he has obtained his Commercial Hot Air Balloon Certificate as well.

Charles Schultze

Originally from Montgomery County, MD, Charlie has been in Harford County since 1991. He began his aviation career as an Army aviator in 1983, achieving his military Instructor Pilot in Helicopters. In 1989 he received his Commercial Airplane and Helicopter ratings. He began teaching at Harford Air in 2012. While he has been in and out of country since that time, we now welcome him back as a regular part time instructor!

Duane Wallace

While not exactly a native, Duane has been a Harford County resident since the 1960’s. He began his flying career in Fallston, obtaining his Private Pilot Certificate in 1983 followed by his CFII in 2008. As a retired elementary school principal, he is continually learning and received his Rotorcraft Helicopter Certificate in 2014. He loves to teach and to fly!


Mechanics

Kevin Hess

See Bio in Staff Section

Nicholas Hess

Mechanic

Aviation is in Nick’s blood. He not only uses his natural mechanical ability to work on our planes, he has been continuing his flight training since his first solo when he was 17.

Anthony Svezzese

Certified Airframe and Power Plant Mechanic (A&P)

Tony, a native of Bel Air, served in the Navy as a Jet Engine Mechanic. He came to Harford Air in 2016 to work on his A&P, which he obtained in October of 2016.

From your first lesson you will feel the Harford Air difference.
Not only will you receive a top-quality aviation education,
you will become part of our community.