AirFlair Staff

AirFlair offers services from the most qualified and experienced pilots, instructors, and mechanics in the area. click on an AirFlair staff member below to see why you can trust us inside and outside the cockpit.

 

Randy Vander Weide

Owner of AirFlair and R&M Spraying

Randy Vander Weide

Job Position: Owner of AirFlair and R&M Spraying

Contact: randy@airflairinc.com

Career background: Randy began his career in flying by working at the Sioux Center airport when he was a freshman in High School. His passion for flight took him to buying Sioux Center Aviation in 1980.

Personal: Randy is married to Marcia and has two daughters, Jennifer and Christina.

Professional qualifications/Skills/Ratings: ATP, ASEL, AMEL, CFI, CFII, MEI, DPE, Ag Pilot

Education: High School

Years of experience: He took his first solo flight in 1978 and has been flying ever since.

Hours: 14,500

 

Tim Ter Haar

Pilot and Director of Maintenance

Tim Ter Haar

Job Position: Professional Pilot in Cessna 414 and 425. Director of Maintenance, Company Flight Instructor and Check Airman. Charter/Maintenance scheduler.

Contact: tim@airflairinc.com

Personal: Tim resides in Sioux Center with his wife and they have five children.

Professional qualifications/Skills/Ratings: Certified A & P Mechanic with Inspection Authorization. ATP, ASEL, AMEL

Education/Training: Private Pilot rating – Sioux Center Aviation 1980.
A&P license – Colorado Aerotech 1982.
Instrument/Commercial ratings – Ice Flying 1988.
Simulator/Flight training – RTC Recurrent Training Center, SimCom, Aviation Enhancements, and ProFlight.
Maintenance school – Flight Safety International (P&W PT6A).
Multiple general maintenance training seminars.

Years of experience: 35 years

Hours: 10,000+

 

Andrew Schreier

Pilot and Flight Instructor

Andrew Schreier

Job Position: Charter Pilot and Flight Instructor

Contact: andrew@airflairinc.com

Career background: Andrew began flying in 2005, and has been working for AirFlair (Sioux Center Aviation) since June of 2008.

Personal: Andrew is married to Trisha and has two daughters Makinley and Kendra. He and his family live in Sioux Center.

Professional qualifications/Skills/Ratings: ATP, ASEL, AMEL, CFI, CFII, Ag Pilot

Education: BA from Dordt College in Communications, AS from Iowa Lakes CC in Aviation & Airport Management. He has attended simulator training for Cessna 400 series aircraft from RTC Recurrent Training Center and ProFlight for Cessna 425 aircraft

Years of experience: 10 years

Hours: 4,000+

 

Mark Evans

Mechanic

Mark Evans

Job Position: Mechanic

Contact: mark@airflairinc.com

Career background: Mark worked for eight years at Angel Aircraft Corp (aircraft manufacturing and maintenance in Orange City) and has been a mechanic with AirFlair (Sioux Center Aviation) for four years.

Personal: Mark is married to Jodie with three children. They live in Alton, IA.

Professional qualifications/Skills/Ratings: Certified A & P Mechanic with IA

Years of experience: 12 years

 

Bruce Van Beek

Mechanic and Ag Pilot

Bruce Van Beek

Job Position: Mechanic and Ag Pilot

Contact: bruce@airflairinc.com

Career background: Bruce joined AirFlair (Sioux Center Aviation) in May of 1999.

Personal: Bruce is married to Emily and they live on a farm near Sioux Center, IA with their four children.

Professional qualifications/Skills/Ratings: Certified A & P Mechanic with IA

Years of experience: 16 years

Ratings/Hours: Commercial ASEL and instrument rating with nearly 3000 hours-primarily in ag operations

 

Chris Van Ginkel

Pilot and Director of Marketing

Chris Van Ginkel

Job Position: Professional Pilot in Cessna 414 and 425 and Director of Marketing for Charter Flights

Contact: chris@airflairinc.com

Career background: Chris started his career as the Airport Manager in Wayne, NE. He then served as an Airline Captain and First Officer for eight years for Piedmont Airlines before beginning his current postion at

AirFlair (Sioux Center Aviation) in 2006.

Professional qualifications/Skills/Ratings: ATP, ASEL, AMEL

Education: BS in Aeronautical Studies from University of North Dakota. Simulator training at SimCom, FlightSafety, and ProFlight for Cessna 414, 421, and 425.

Years of experience: 25 years

Hours: 10,000+

 

Lane Mars

Pilot and Flight Instructor

Lane Mars

Job Position: Charter Pilot and Flight Instructor

Contact: lane@airflairinc.com

Career background: Lane grew up in Orange City and knew he wanted to be a professional pilot at a very early age. He learned to fly as soon as he was old enough to get in an airplane and has continued to add new

certificates and ratings to his pilot’s license.

Personal: Lane lives in Orange City, IA with his wife Sarah. They enjoy vacationing in the mountains and touring the Montana, Wyoming, and South Dakota areas.

Professional qualifications/Skills/Ratings: ATP, ASEL, AMEL CFI, CFII, MEI

Education BA in Agriculture Business from Dordt College, AS in Aviation and Airport Management from Iowa Lakes CC

Years of experience: 10 years

Hours: 2000

 

Steve Meissner

Pilot and Flight Instructor

Steve Meissner

Job Position: Pilot and Flight Instructor

Contact: info@airflairinc.com

Career background: Started flying in 2003, flight instructing in 2005 and flying commercially in 2006.

Personal: Steve is married to Morgan and lives in Sioux Center, IA. He enjoys spending his time golfing, hunting and dairy farming.

Professional qualifications/Skills/Ratings: Commercial, ASEL, AMEL, CFI, CFII, MEI

Education: BA in Finance from Northwestern College. Received multi-engine training from Airline Transport Pilots in Orlando, FL

Years of experience: 12 years

Hours: 1500+