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.
Kyle Green // General 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!
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.
Terry Mergan // Director of Maintenance/A&P/IA
Terry’s interest for aircraft started at an early age, with building and flying model aircraft. Those early experiences led him to enter the Aviation Maintenance Technologies program at Reedley College in the fall of 1995. Since that time, he has worked at a handful of part 145 repair stations specializing in the maintenance and repair of GA and light turbine aircraft. In his spare time, Terry has enjoyed exploring the western united states riding and racing motorcycles. He currently is involved with three local off-road racing organizations; Desert Raiders M/C, Southern Idaho Desert Racing Association, and Owyhee Motorcycle Club
“High performance vehicles always pique my interest and I love working on aircraft. The aviation community is a close-knit group and I cherish the relationships it has afforded me.”
– Terry Mergan
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.
Marisa Blankenship // Book Keeper
Marissa has more experience working for SP Aircraft than any other employee. 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, contact Kyle.
Cindy Fritz // Shop Assistant
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.