Dennis Keesling

Chief Pilot

Dennis Keesling is currently the Chief Pilot for Bighorn Airways, Inc.  Dennis had a successful career in the U.S. Marine Corps and retired in December 2001 after nearly 21 years.  His duty stations included Cherry Point, NC, Corpus Christi, TX as a recruiter, Okinawa, Japan, Hawaii, Beaufort, SC, and then finished up back at Cherry Point. During his tour in Hawaii, he deployed for participation in Desert Shield / Desert Storm.

After retiring from the Marine Corps, Dennis worked as a flight instructor in North Carolina and Kansas. He worked up to a charter pilot position in early 2005 and eventually worked as an Air Ambulance Pilot in a King Air 200 in Georgia and Nebraska.

Dennis’ education includes a master’s degree in Aeronautical Science from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. He also has a bachelor’s degree in Professional Aeronautics from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University with a minor in Business

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