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President & Chief Executive Officer

Michael Vanacore-Netz is an airline transport pilot with over 5,000 hours of flight time. He is a graduate of Marywood University with a bachelor’s degree of business administration in aviation flight management, a double graduate of Gwynedd Mercy University with a masters of science in management and a masters of business administration in strategic leadership and a graduate of American Public University where is obtained a masters of science in space studies with a concentration in space policy. Michael is also an International Air Transport Association Aviation Management Professional (AvMP). Presently Michael is enrolled at Embry Riddle Aeronautical University seeking a masters of space operations degree.

Michael holds FAA-type ratings in the Cessna Citation Jet, Cessna Sovereign, Bombardier Global Express, Gulfstream IV and Gulfstream V airframes. As a professional aviator, Michael has flown as a pilot in command for various entities across the United States, spending significant time with Global Air Charters where he currently holds the position of Chief Executive Officer.

As the Chief Executive Officer, Michael oversees all of Global Air Charters’ operations and assets this includes a 14 CFR 135 Air Carrier, a 14 CFR 145 Repair Station, a managed fleet of five Gulfstream business jets, and facilities in Allentown, PA, Hazleton, PA, Roseville, MN, and St. Paul, MN.

Michael has accrued over 3500 hours of turbine experience, including over 3000 hours as pilot in command in Gulfstream airframes. From 2013 to 2016 Michael was based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia as well as Almaty, Kazakhstan, operating as a pilot in command of the Gulfstream G450 airframe. Michael’s international experience includes operations in more than 68 countries with significant emphasis in Europe, Asia, and the Middle East.

In addition to his flying responsibilities, Michael spent 8 years working at CAE within the Gulfstream and Bombarder programs. While instructing he created a series of plans of action and implemented them into both the Bombardier and Gulfstream Programs’ training profile. He is also responsible for a company wide series of line orientation scenarios that are used yearly by the instruction team as mandated by the FAA.  Michael’s focus while at CAE was on human factors, aeronautical decision-making, crew resource management, and threat and error management.

In 2015 Michael founded M5 HOLDINGS. Michael’s work at M5 HOLDINGS has led him to provide his clients various business aviation services in areas such as sales and acquisitions, audits and training, asset management, contract airman services, company manuals and SOPs, technical publications and manuals, the design and implementation of safety management systems as well as other general aviation services

In January of 2021, Michael joined Fly Compliant as a strategic consultant of the LevelFlight program. A suite of applications and programs designed around aerospace compliance. With LevelFlight, he wrote the LevelFlight Safety Standard, a set of guidelines and principles that have been accepted throughout the FAA 135 community.

With LevelFlight, Michael spearheaded a project designed around an automatic risk detection system designed to proactively determine the risk factor for an individual flight based upon multiple data sets taken from both objective and subjective data. This system is part of LevelFlight and is an accepted risk evaluation tool by much of the FAA 135 community and has been utilized as a safety measuring device.