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Our Team

Steven Sherwood

Steven Sherwood

President

Steven a small business owner and the owner of Taylor-Made Flight Training. He has sixteen years of experience in the aviation and geospatial industry, with thirteen of those years working with EagleView Technologies, as a pilot, fleet manager, operations manager, and now owner of a business contracted to work with them. He possesses a current commercial pilot certificate, having over 2,000 hours of aerial surveying flight time in the make and models of the aircraft his flight school provide. Steven has a Bachelor of Science with a double-major in Aircraft Systems Management & Geography from the University of Nebraska at Kearney, holds a Master of Arts degree in Geography with a GIS certificate from the University of Nebraska at Omaha, and has 2 years of Ph.D. research experience in the remote sensing field from Kansas State University. Steven is an expert in how the aviation industry pairs up with the field of geospatial technologies, and he is involved directly in the day-to-day management of Sandhills training division, which incorporates Taylor-Made Flight Training.

Robert Ibarra

Robert Ibarra

Fleet Maintenance Manager

Robert Ibarra hold his A&P license as well as his IA certification. Robert started working as an A&P mechanic 11 years ago in California at Robinson Helicopter Company. He held the position as assembly line mechanic before transferring to work for Surf Air, an FAA Part 135 charter company. Robert was quickly promoted to their lead mechanic position followed by their maintenance control manager position, where he spent the next 5 years coordinating maintenance and being responsible for their QAQC procedures. Despite Robert being heavily involved in Part 135 and corporate jet maintenance, he moved out to Nebraska in 2017 and started working for Sierra Bravo Aviation, which is an FAA Part 91 maintenance facility. Robert has spent the last 3 years working on aerial survey aircraft modification and has performed dozens of such modifications to-date. Robert is now the Director of Maintenance for the Sandhills Aviation aerial survey fleet and takes lead on our Part 141 flight school aircraft, as both companies work closely together. Robert has proven to be an invaluable part of our organization and works closely with the local maintenance repair station, Sierra Bravo Aviation, to ensure all flight school aircraft are airworthy and compliant to serve our customers needs.