Air charter flight requires dedication, passion, and attention to detail. All of our pilots are experienced commercial backcountry and air charter pilots. Many of them are certified flight instructors as well. Our maintenance staff and mechanics keep our aircraft safe and ready 24 hours a day since air charter operates around the clock. And best of all, we have fantastic and dedicated support staff who hold everything together.
Andy Patrick // Owner/Pilot
Andy is the owner of SP Aircraft. He took the business over with the unfortunate passing of Scott. Andy grew up riding and flying around in the Idaho backcountry. He has significant time flying in the Idaho backcountry. Andy also has had the opportunity to deliver aircraft all over the world. He has flown small aircraft to South and Central America. He has also crossed the pacific ocean in a small aircraft by island hopping. Andy enjoys flying wide variety of aircraft. Especially enjoys the challenges of Idaho aviation. He often, when room permits, will bring a family member along as his dad did with him and his siblings.
William Foote // Director of Operations/Pilot
Like all of SP Aircraft’s pilots, William takes flying very seriously. He holds Airline Transport Pilot Multi Engine Land, Commercial Airplane Single Engine Land (ASEL) and Sea (ASES) Certificates. Additionally, he is a Certified Gold Seal Flight Instructor CFI, MEI, CFII and Advanced Ground Instructor. He has over 6000 hours of flight experience with 2000 hours of dual given, is a designated FAA Pilot Safety Counselor and is active in several flying organizations. He is a Check Airman and Director of Operations for SP Aircraft. Any pilot employed by SP Aircraft is vetted to William’s extremely high standards. When he’s not having way too much fun flying passengers into Idaho’s amazing backcountry airstrips and flying executive charters all over the country you will find him in the hangar restoring his Skywagon.
Kyle Green // Station Manager/Pilot
Kyle is funny and a great presence when our guests arrive for their flight. If you call to make a reservation, for rates, or looking for a aircraft part, you will probably talk to Kyle first. Kyle is an instrument rated, commercial pilot. He has rebuilt a 1955 Cessna 170B and most recently installed more horsepower and a bigger prop!
Marisa Blankenship // Book Keeper
Marissa has more experience working for SP Aircraft than any other employee. Marissa was Andy’s babysitter when he was little and then went on to work for Scott as the office manager and book keeper. Marissa has an accounting degree from Boise State University. She took a hiatus for several years to raise and home school her kids. She has come back part time to assist SP Aircraft in keeping our books straight. She also almost got her pilots license before she went on to pursue her real passion of being a wonderful mom. Marissa is only in once or twice a week, so if you have an immediate bookkeeping concern, send a message or call for Andy.
Rob Tuttle // A&P//Director of Maintenance/IA
Rob started in aviation over 20 years ago in Eastern Washington doing line service and servicing airplanes. Then decided to find his fortune and try out commercial aircraft maintenance in Everett WA. Decided that was not for him and missed the smaller planes. The next few years was following aviation jobs around the Midwest working on corporate and GA aircraft. Working on everything from Gulfstreams to Piper Cubs. He was always missing the mountains and weather of the Northwest and was able to find an opportunity in Boise. Rob is a great resource of knowledge and happy to answer any questions.
Trevor Davidson // A&P/IA Mechanic
Trevor Davidson grew up in Hailey, ID next to Friedman Memorial Airport and has been interested in airplanes since he was very young. He went to college at Spartan College of Aeronautics and Technology in Tulsa, Oklahoma and graduated with a degree in Aviation Maintenance Technology in 2012. After graduating he realized how awesome Idaho was and moved back. He was hired right away at Jetstream Aviation where he got his experience working on single and twin engine, piston and turboprop aircraft. He worked there for 4 years and relocated across Gowen Field to work with SP Aircraft as an A&P/IA. He is currently SP’s Director of Maintenance. While at Jetstream, he earned his private pilot license and now currently holds his Instrument and Commercial ratings. With a few more hours to gain, he will be a line pilot for SP Aircraft. Trevor is a huge asset to SP Aircraft and Ponderosa Aero Club. Be sure to introduce yourself as you walk through the hangar. He also rebuilt a 1967 Mooney which he owns and flies. Trevor is approachable and eager to share his knowledge of flying and fixing aircraft!
Jamie Boesiger // Chief Pilot
Jamie Boesiger, CFII is a third generation pilot who grew up flying the Idaho skies with her Dad however she didn’t earn her ticket until 2001. Her love of aviation grew while earning her private and instrument rating over the Outer Banks of North Carolina while working as an engineer. After returning home she honed her skills in the backcountry. Jamie is our Chief Pilot and also flies a Pilatus PC-12 Jamie has over 2500 hours flying single engine and multi-engine aircraft and loves to instill her passion for aviation in her students. Jamie is the proud owner of a Cessna Turbo 206.
Brent Seid // Pilot
Brent was born and raised in Boise. He left to pursue his professional aviation career in Florida and then transitioned to professional bush flying in Alaska. He is a highly experienced instrument rated commercial pilot who has flown numerous different types of aircraft including jets, multi-engine and tail wheel airplanes. Additionally, he is a certified Airframe and Powerplant mechanic. For the past three years he’s split his time between SP Aircraft and an air charter operator based in Bethel, Alaska. Effective this season however he’s excited to be flying exclusively for SP Aircraft with their talented crew. When Brent’s not taking great care of his passengers he enjoys exploring the Idaho backcountry and rebuilding vintage aircraft. And if he’s in the right mood, he’ll even sing for you…
Matt Conklin // Pilot
Matt Conklin is an exceptional pilot. He flies when available for SP Aircraft. He has several professions and he is a perfectionist at all of them. He owns a few of his own aircraft. Some of his flying accomplishments include racing at the Reno Air Races with his Cassut race plane and competing in the Valdez May Day Fly-In Short Field Competition with his Cessna 180. We won’t mention how he did; just that he excels at everything he tries. Matt has experience flying all over the United States and Canada including Alaska. He flies all year long in the Idaho backcountry in his aircraft equipped with skis for snow operations. He also puts his aircraft on floats when he gets the chance. Adding to his skills, Matt is a certified flight instructor and is more than happy to explain all aspects of aviation as you fly with him.
Rick Rierson // Pilot
Rick Rierson has been flying in Idaho since he was 16. He is an expert backcountry pilot and frequently gives seminars on backcountry flying and safety. Rick’s passion is the backcountry and can tell many interesting, strange and humorous stories about Idaho and the backcountry airstrips and the people who enjoy them.