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Who’s Who – Get to Know Ryan Barrett


The world of aviation brings together people from a variety of backgrounds and career experiences. Here at Ameriflight, our employees have unique and interesting stories to tell and we’re here to share them.

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Meet Ryan Barrett ๐Ÿ‘‹๐Ÿ˜Ž

“I grew up in Omaha, Nebraska and now I live in Dallas, Texas with my best friend Alex, my eight-year-old Godson, Josh, and a big Mastiff/Sharpe named Maggie. In a previous life I spent six years between Armed Security and Corrections in the county jail. I figured I didn’t want a long career in Corrections because I live my life to stay out of jail, why would I want to work in one. I quit and went to flight school. I later become a flight instructor for AeroGuard in Georgetown, TX.

In September of 2022, I was hired at Ameriflight. Currently, I teach the InDoc class every month for all the incoming pilots. One fun thing I like to do with every class is take them to Hard 8ย  BBQ for a taste of Texas. It’s one of my personal favorites and yes, Grant Bradshaw, it is amazing BBQ. Aside from InDoc, I also teach in the BE99 simulator in Denver, CO. When I’m not instructing, I fly VFR routes out of Phoenix. As you can imagine, I travel a lot! I have a passion for instructing. I enjoy seeing people succeed in their goals and if I am able to help them get there, then I am fulfilled.ย 

One of my favorite memories at Ameriflight was doing my first week of Operational Experience (OE) in Omaha, NE. I was able to spend an hour each night having dinner with my dad.



When I’m not working and find time, I like to partake in one of my many adventurous hobbies. I have a passion for Scuba Diving and am curretnly advanced rated. Before leaving my job at the county jail, I had a choice of becoming a pilot or moving to Roatan, Honduras (a dive haven, I’ve been twice!) and becoming a Scuba instructor. I decided on becoming a pilot, I figure I can do the latter in retirement. I also enjoy hiking, skiing, and chilling by my pool with a cold margarita.ย 

I’m excited to continue my journey at Ameriflight and look forward to fulfilling my goals of become a BE99 flight instructor and eventually upgrading to the BE1900.”


Weโ€™re proud to have you on our team, Ryan! Keep up the good work ๐Ÿ‘



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