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Aaron Vince, Chief Pilot Coastal Air Strike

Aaron Vince

Aaron began his aviation career as an aerial applicator in 1995, adding certification as a SEAT pilot in 2007 and later qualifying as a SES pilot. During his more than two decades of flying experience, he has logged over 11,000 hours of flight time, 1,400 of which have been fighting wildfires. Joining Coastal Air Strike in 2010, Aaron was promoted to Chief Pilot in 2020. He is also a Certified Flight Instructor, an Air Tractor® Authorized Instructor, and instructor at the National Aerial Firefighting Academy (NAFA).