Martin O’Loughlin was born in Boston, and spent most of his youth in the suburbs of Washington, D.C.He graduated from George Washington University with a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry and was later commissioned as an Officer in the United States Navy.He became an FA-18 pilot, Topgun graduate, and flew dozens of other military aircraft continuously for 20 years.Martin was the most junior pilot ever to win the Michael Hoff Attack Aviator of the Year Memorial Award.As a USAF F-16 exchange pilot, he was his squadron’s and wing’s overall Top Gun multiple times.Later, the FA-18 squadron he commanded earned distinction in combat, and was the first Hornet squadron ever to win every competitive award in the same year for personnel retention, operational efficiency, aircraft maintenance excellence, ordnance handling expertise, and safety.
In his distinguished career, Martin was awarded the Air Force Airman’s Medal for Heroism, several Meritorious Service Medals, numerous Air Medals and Aerial Achievement Medals, and many combat, deployment, and personal awards.His career milestones include over 5,000 flight hours, 100 combat missions, and 800 carrier landings.
Martin left active duty to become the CEO of a multi-location FBO involved in the full spectrum of aviation activities – fuel sales; aircraft sales, maintenance, and rental; flight instruction; firefighting; and charter, operating more than 75 aircraft.He has had similar leadership roles with other FBO chains, aerospace companies, FAA-certified repair stations, and flight operations throughout North America and the Caribbean.Martin has founded or co-founded twelve companies, been a hands-on leader for several others as a C-Level executive, and served on university business school and charter high school Boards of Directors.
As an active pilot with over 7,000 flight hours in 100 models of aircraft, Martin has vast experience in aircraft modification, flight test, and certification.However, his greatest enjoyment comes from working with the flight instructors and aircraft technicians who are making the next generation of pilots.His recreational passions include flying, skiing, cycling, golf, and hiking in the mountains with his Golden Retrievers.
A little about myself and career as I have been in aircraft maintenance and management since 1986. Beginning with a 141-flight school at Ogden airport. I have worked for 121, 125, 135, & 145 operations most of my career. Which has included a wide variety of aircraft like Cessna, Cirrus, Piper, Mooney, Pilatus, Socata, Gulfstream, DC3, DC8, & C130 just to name a few. Recently I left a position as the Director of Maintenance for a 135 operation to join Cornerstone Aviation as part of the team of technicians that maintain the fleet. My main hobbies are playing with the dog, fly fishing, and traveling.
I was born and raised in Louisburg, Kansas. I moved to Ogden in July 2020 after separating from the United States Air Force. Before Ogden I was stationed at Barksdale, AFB in Louisiana where I was a Crew Chief on the B-52H for 4 years. While I was there I got my A&P license and after moving to Ogden I started working for CSA as a mechanic in August 2020. I enjoy anything outdoors, but mostly motocross and boardsports. I am now starting on my pilots license and would like to eventually be able to fly to remote locations while also maintaining the aircraft that I fly.
My name is Jesse and Cornerstone Aviation has been my home base since January of 2020. I have been in maintenance since 2015, most of the time serving in the Air Force. I served at Barksdale Air Force Base Louisiana and maintained B-52 Bombers. The proudest moment of my career was serving as part of a combat deployment to Al Udeid Air base Qatar. During this deployment, we took on a huge role in Operation Inherent Resolve, liberating the many people affected by ISIS control throughout the region. I earned my A&P License through a program offered by the Air Force during the last several months of my career. This was around the same time my eyes turned west, and Utah seemed to be the whole package. I love being out here in the Rockies and I’m more than proud to be a member of CSA’s maintenance team!
Hi, my name is Russ Hobbs. I am from Portland Oregon originally. I have been an aircraft enthusiast my entire life. I started my professional career in aviation maintenance in the United States Navy serving as an Aviation Ordinanceman performing my duties over a 21 year career serving as an enlisted aircrewman and ground maintenance technician. In my service career I worked on P-3 Orions, EA-6B’s, and CH-53D helicopters as a weapons system maintenance specialist, with a total of 8 combat deployments into the Middle East/Persian Gulf, retiring in 2007. I received my A&P certificates in October of 2011 and have continued my career in aviation maintenance in that capacity with maintenance experience in a broad spectrum of general aviation aircraft including Cessna, Cirrus, Beechcraft, Quest, and Piper to name a few. My experience also includes some commercial aircraft including Boeing and Embraer aircraft. My interests include aircraft spotting, hiking, woodworking, and restoring warbirds.
My name is Shawn Taylor and I’m the maintenance coordinator and an A&P mechanic at the Ogden maintenance facility. I have been at Cornerstone Aviation since January 2017. I have enjoyed my time here at Cornerstone. It has been a great learning experience for me. I would recommend that anyone take lessons here at this flight school.