Bruce Mayes is an active professional pilot with 37 years and 21,000 flight hours of experience in the aviation industry. His credentials demonstrate a comprehensive knowledge of flight operations with administrative and technical expertise in safety and training. He has flown over 60 types of aircraft, and is one of a handful of pilots to hold eight National Aeronautic Association (NAA) and Federation Aeronautique Internationale (FAI) world records in multiple types of aircraft including single engine aircraft, air transport jets, and helicopters.
Bruce Mayes’ airborne expertise started as a U.S. Army helicopter pilot then as a U.S. Coast Guard pilot flying search and rescue missions in HH-52\HC-130. Bruce was a Boeing 737 Captain for Aloha Airlines for 23 years has been an airplane, helicopter air tour pilot for over 25 years and also pilots the Fire-Rescue helicopter for the Hawaii County Fire Department. He also flies youngsters in his airplanes for the EAA Young Eagles Program. Bruce has served on the National Safety Working Group for the Next Generation Aviation Transportation System (NexGen). Bruce is presently the development partner for the prototype Aviation Safety Management System. The last 7 years, Bruce has provided fundraising rides in his T-6 airplane at the National Championship Air Races as the “Flyin’ Hawaiian.”