Colonel, USAF (ret)
Gold Seal, CFI, CFII, MEI
Dave Hall is the Director of Operations for Energy Aviation and a retired Colonel from the United States Air Force. A graduate of Syracuse University, he spent most of his 30-year career in operations including active participation in the Vietnam War, the Cold War, the Gulf War, and the Balkans. During the initial portion of his career, he was a B-52 Instructor Pilot and Evaluator who flew 80 combat missions over Vietnam. Later he became part of the initial cadre of B-1 Instructor Pilots and went on to command the 337th Bomb Squadron in Abilene Texas. He served as the Chief of Bomber Aircrew Training for Strategic Air Command, and in the mid-1990s he was the Vice Commander of the 28th Bomb Wing in South Dakota and commanded the Air Force contingent in Sarajevo, Bosnia during the Balkan’s crisis. He has over 8700 flying hours including approximately 5000 hours in various models of the B-52 and B-1 over half of which was as an active instructor and another 3500 hours as an instructor in general aviation. From May 2011 – Feb 2014 he was the Director of Operations for Heritage Aviation in Selinsgrove where he built a nationally recognized flight school and attracted students from several states. Dave earned recognition for “Flight Training Excellence” in 2014, 2015, and 2016 from the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) placing him in the top 3% of instructors in the nation.
He loves the role of instructor and mentor so he joined Energy Aviation for what he describes as his third “post-retirement” career. Dave is a certified flight instructor for single engine, multi-engine, and instruments. He instructs out of both locations.