Every employee at Skyward Aviation is considered to be a branch of the family tree. This mentality is the key to our success and keeps our team members dedicated to our mission.
FROM THE PRESIDENT
With over 21 years of military service in aircraft maintenance, I take pride in meticulously maintaining each aircraft and going the extra mile to ensure complete customer satisfaction. As president and founder of Skyward Aviation, I have taken a more hands-on approach to overseeing critical facets of our company. I don’t believe any position in this business is beneath me, and I have always managed the company with the mindset that everything deserves my full attention. Of course, safety is always my top priority. It is my personal belief that having a small, but impeccable fleet of aircraft, is better than having a large fleet you can’t properly manage. Bigger companies make bigger mistakes. As a small family owned and operated business, we are able to guarantee that details are never lost in the shuffle. We provide all of our clients with the same exceptional service every time they fly. When you partner with us you are an extended part of our family, and at Skyward Aviation, family comes first.
RONALD A. CORRADO
PRESIDENT / CEO
1993

Together with his wife, Sue, Ronald Corrado fulfilled his dream of starting his own aviation business while also juggling a successful career as a cobra pilot and maintenance officer for the United States Army. “Skyword” Aviation, as it was initially spelled, started out primarily as a helicopter business, offering rides, flight instruction, and aerial advertising.

1995

The business is renamed “Skyward” Aviation as the company acquires a Cessna 421 and begins building a charter fleet.

1997

The company reached another growth spurt, acquiring a King Air 90, two 100s, and a 200.  Most missions involved air ambulance and organ retrieval.

1998

As the private charter side of the business grew, the company discontinued flying air ambulance and focused on organ retrievals and private passenger flights.

2001

After the devastating events of 9/11, the market saw a huge shift from turbo-prop aircraft to jet aircraft.  To keep up with market demands, Skyward changed the entire fleet over to light and mid-sized jet aircraft.

2008

Skyward Aviation owners hired their daughter, Brianna, to run the charter department. With Sue’s father, Bob, working as a jack-of-all-trades since the beginning, the company officially had 3 generations of family working together…and still does!

2014

Skyward Aviation FBO is founded, offering premiere customer service at the Washington County Airport as a full service FBO.

2017

Skyward Aviation acquired two hangars and an aircraft refinishing center at the Wheeling-Ohio County airport in Wheeling, WV, offering custom aircraft interior refurbishment and exterior paint services.

2018

Celebrating 25 years in business, Skyward Aviation has experienced unprecedented growth, acquiring more hangars, new charter contracts, several new aircraft, and key personnel.  Future plans include expanding to new locations.  As exciting as the company’s 25th anniversary year has been, the best is yet to come!

SUSAN

OWNER / OFFICE MANAGER

BRIANNA

VICE PRESIDENT

JOSH

LINE SUPERVISOR

H.A. JURIAAN

CHIEF PILOT & BEECH JET 400A CAPTAIN

ERIC

VICE PRESIDENT OF SALES

ROBERT

OPO AND OPERATIONS MANAGER

AMANDA

CHARTER SALES MANAGER

SAMANTHA

CHARTER ASSISTANT

MADISON

FBO MANAGER

JON

LINE SERVICE

SAGE

FBO CUSTOMER SERVICE REP.

JEFF

FALCON 50EX CAPTAIN

PAUL

FALCON 50EX CAPTAIN

CHRIS

HAWKER 900XP CAPTAIN

CHRISTOPHER

LEARJET 60 CAPTAIN

FRED

Learjet 60 Captain

TREVOR

LEARJET 60 CAPTAIN

MARK

LEARJET 45 CAPTAIN

STEVEN

LEARJET 35A/31A CAPTAIN

DAVID

LEARJET 35A/31A CAPTAIN

BRIAN

LEARJET 35A/31A CAPTAIN

GREG

LEARJET 60 FIRST OFFICER

ERIC

HAWKER 900XP FIRST OFFICER

ALEX

LEARJET 45 FIRST OFFICER

TYLER

LEARJET 35A/31A FIRST OFFICER

GRAY

LEARJET 35A/31A FIRST OFFICER

ZACH

BEECH JET 400A FIRST OFFICER

SHARON

PARTS MANAGER

LISA

ACCOUNTING

BRAD

A&P MECHANIC

DAVE

CHIEF INSPECTOR

JULIE

AIRCRAFT REFURBISHMENT

J.R.

AIRCRAFT REFURBISHMENT