Scott Jackson, the owner, grew up in the north woods of Maine, hunting, fishing, and trapping. From the ages of 18-21, he attended college and completed a B.S. degree in aircraft maintenance and operations. Scott has an MBA in Marketing from NYIT ('07) and has founded and managed companies specializing in aircraft charters, real estate, global avionics sales, outdoor education, and hunting and fishing guide services.
Scott enjoys hunting, flying bush planes, and fishing in Kachemak Bay. Most of all, he enjoys spending time with customers that have a passion for the outdoors. His primary roles are business development and marketing for Northwind. He guides the company on a day-to-day basis, answering customer's questions, and ensuring everyone has a great time during their visit. Scott brings 30 years of flying experience to the table!
Jimmy Christensen, our director of operations, has been flying commercially in Alaska since age 19. His family is from Homer and he lives here year-round. He has more than 12,000 hours and over 20 years of commercial flying in Alaska. Jimmy has maintained a perfect safety record and continues to make safety a priority on every flight.
He has extensive experience operating both wheel planes and seaplanes, including Cessna 206s, DeHavilland Beavers, the L19 Birddog, and DeHavilland Otter. When Jimmy is not flying he enjoys Alaska in a variety of ways with his wife and children. Some of their favorite activities including hunting, fishing, camping, and outdoor activities.
Andrew Reed, our Chief Pilot, received his Master's of Science in 2018 for Aviation Safety Systems & Aviation Education Technology from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. During this time, he served as a military police officer in the Army! Having much interest in a future in aviation, Andrew pursued his commercial pilot's license. Since receiving it, he has safely flown thousands of hours out of Homer, Alaska servicing the villages around Kachemak Bay and flying bear viewing trips across Cook Inlet!
Andrew is married to his wife Jessica, and they just had their first baby girl! Andrew is thrilled to be flying for Northwind and is excited for the adventures to come!