Based at Hagerstown Regional Airport, V1 Aeronautics serves the general aviation community with aircraft management, contract pilots, flight training, and sUAS remote pilot training.
Bryan is a former U.S. Marine and engineer in the telecommunications industry. After corporate restructuring left him with an ultimatum at his “regular” job, he decided to follow his lifelong passion for aviation and in 2014 opened V1 Aeronautics. His goal in founding V1 Aeronautics was to provide high quality general aviation services and unique flight training centered on superb customer services and unparalleled attention to safety.
Bryan holds a commercial pilot certificate with single-engine, multi-engine, and instrument ratings, as well as DA50 (Falcon 50), CE-510S, and CE-525S type ratings. He is also an FAA Gold Seal certified flight instructor, multiengine instructor, instrument instructor, and advanced ground instructor.
While he enjoys flying larger aircraft, Bryan feels most connected to flight when piloting small aircraft and has flown gliders, hang gliders, powered parachutes. He is also a nonactive USPA licensed skydiver.
Bryan’s first memory of aviation dates back to 1982 at a small grass-strip glider port in Woodbine, MD where at the age of 6 he took his first flight lesson in a glider. (Some historical information about the now-closed Woodbine Glider Port)
Joe Baginski, holds a Master of Social Work degree and has worked as a psychotherapist and family counselor for many years but his true passion is flying. That passion is reflected in his flying experience. With over 14,000 hours PIC time, he holds a multiengine ATP certificate, commercial certificate with single-engine land and rotorcraft privileges. He is an FAA certified flight instructor, multiengine instructor, and instrument instructor. Joe also holds a BE-1900 type rating.
His logbooks span over 50 years and include such exotic destinations as the jungles of Vietnam, (where he served as a highly decorated US Army helicopter pilot); the amazingly beautiful Grand Canyon (where he flew scenic tours), and the frozen tundra of Alaska (where he honed his skills as a bush pilot and Commuter Airline Captain). He’s flown scores of different makes and models of aircraft from tail draggers to business jets as well as a variety of civilian and military helicopters.
He retired from CALSTAR, a Part 135 Air Ambulance company based at KMCC in January, 2013. There he served as a line captain, flying single pilot IFR in Garmin G1000 equipped BE-200 and steam gage equipped C421B aircraft, a job he held for over ten years. During that entire time, he served as a company instructor pilot.
His love flying and relocation to Waynesboro, PA brought him to V1 Aeronautics, because his desire is to continue investing himself in the lives of those who share his passion for flying.
Allen Capps has been a member of the Pennsylvania Army National Guard and enlisted in 2008 as a 15W UAS Operator. He received his flight training at the military intelligence capital of the world – Fort Huachuca. Allen completed a 1-year deployment (2011 to 2012) to the Logar and Wardak provinces of Afghanistan where he utilized his training as a UAS operator and Aircraft Commander. Upon his return from deployment he graduated from the challenging Army UAS Instructor course where the failure rate exceeds 60%. He worked full-time as a flight instructor from 2012-2017 at Fort Indiantown Gap, where he trained junior students and flight instructor candidates. Further utilizing his vast experience, Allen performed software and technical manual validation for AAI/Textron Systems and various other UAS contractors.
Allen has a total 1400 accident free flight hours with one-forth of those being combat flight hours. He has acquired over 700 hours as an Aircraft Commander and over 500 as a Flight Instructor. He has receive two safety awards and has logged the most flight hours of any UAS pilot within the PA Army National Guard. He has experience flying the RQ-7A/B (Shadow V1) and RQ-7B (Shadow V2) used as a reconnaissance asset. Allen is also experienced with MQ-1 Software. Allen currently works for the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms as an agent, and remains an active member of the Pennsylvania National Guard as a flight instructor.
When he’s not working Allen enjoys distance running and hiking with his two sons. He stays active playing basketball and Football recreationally.
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