Kiara Mari is one of Global Air Charters‘ first officers. Kiara enjoys trapeze, exploring Europe, and spending time with family. Read on to learn more about Kiara Mari.
Where did you grow up?
What education and certifications do you hold?
I graduated from Auburn University with an apparel marketing and design degree with minors in business and international studies. I hold a Certified Flight Instructor (CFI), Certified Flight Instructor Instrument (CFII) and Certified Multi-Engine Instructor (MEI) rating with my type rating for the G-IV.
What makes GAC stand apart from other private charters?
It has a family feel to it.
What is your favorite thing about working for GAC?
All the wonderful people I get to meet—and not just our clients. I enjoy meeting everyone at the different fixed-base operators.
What motivates you to do the best on the job?
Customer service and safety
What specific moment made you realize why you do what you do?
I was fortunate to be a part of the flight from Poland to Canada, helping Ukrainian refugees. It is a memory I am very grateful to have. It allowed me to help others in a way I never thought was possible.
In your opinion, what makes a good pilot?
Someone who is always learning, has a positive attitude, and puts safety first.
What is your favorite travel destination? Why?
Europe is my favorite destination. Every time I visit, I am struck by the scenic beauty, monumental history, and artistic and culinary diversity. It amazes me every time, and I am grateful for my time there.
What do you like to do when you aren’t flying?
Time with my family is very important to me. But my side hobby is trapeze. I love learning new tricks and doing something so exciting to me.
We’re glad to have you on the team, Kiara Mari!