NCAI was founded in 2014 to explore avenues for addressing an impending US pilot shortage and the accompanying regional labor shortage of qualified flight instructors at Northern California flight schools. How could we lower the barriers a student in Yuba City or Marysville faces to becoming employable in this labor sector?
This discussion led to the broader question of how to create, promote, and sustain career pathways in other aviation fields with growing regional demand, including aircraft maintenance, agricultural aviation, and small unmanned aircraft (drone) operations.
Board President: Dallan Reese. Airline pilot, flight instructor, retired USAF officer.
Secretary: Chris Mahurin. Charter school director.
Treasurer: Mary Hansen. Retired Airport manager.
Director: Dave Lane. Retired airline pilot, flight instructor.
Director: Rikki Shaffer. Entrepreneur, consultant.
Director: Les Sanders. STEM teacher, flight instructor.
Yuba Sutter Chamber of Commerce
Sutter Yuba Community Foundation