With over 10,000 flight hours, Chairman Dan Burnstein has cultivated Omni Aircraft Sales’s reputation for safety and service through his knowledge, skill and personal touch. Dan is not only an accomplished pilot with various type ratings across the Learjet fleet, he’s also a leader. Outside of flight operations, Dan is a passionate vegan who loves the adventure of finding a wonderful variety of vegan cuisine throughout his many travels. Whether it’s spending time with family and his rescue dogs, boating or cooking plant-based meals, Dan’s love of family, community and animals keeps him busy when he’s not reviewing and planning for Omni Aircraft Sales.
James Norris is an aviation career professional who finds passion in assisting aircraft owners and operators to make informed buying and selling decisions. As Aircraft Research Manager, James is responsible for gathering and providing reliable, quality aircraft market data to our team and clients. James graduated with an Aviation Management degree from Oklahoma State University and has worked in business development and sales roles in aviation before joining Omni Aircraft Sales. Outside of the office, James loves spending time with his wife and two sons, watching sports events, and enjoying the outdoors.
John began his career in business aviation more than 23 years ago as President of JetOne, a regional fractional jet operator (FJO) based in SE Michigan (PTK). Since then, he has served as the VP of Sales, North Central States for United Airlines’ Avolar Fractional FJO program, and VP of Business Development for N1 Aviation, where he managed aircraft acquisitions and sales. John also served as Director of Charter Sales at Sentient Jet for two years. He also served as Vice President of Sales at Pentastar Aviation, where at this Michigan-based Aviation Services Company, John was responsible for the sales activities across the company, including Aircraft Management and Charter Sales, MRO & Avionics sales. John spent several years with CAE Simuflite Dallas, where he was responsible for Business Aviation, Maintenance and Helicopter training sales in North, Central and South America. Johns most recent assignment was Director of Business Development for Sikorsky, Lockheed Martin for North America , until the Sikorsky S76 Helicopter was discontinued.
Mike Skow’s experience as a Lear 35 First Officer and later as a Captain for Omni Air Transport paved his career path to aviation management for Omni Air Transport and Omni Aircraft Sales. He has more than 10 years’ experience in completing complex aircraft transactions worldwide. As President & CEO, Mike ensures the focus of our staff aligns with our mission for maximizing safety and providing exceptional customer care. Additionally, Mike is responsible for the company’s overall operations and strategy with a detailed focus on the closing process of transactions. A rising star in the local community, Mike was recognized as a Tulsa 40 Honoree and distinguished individual in the business community by Tulsa Business & Legal News. At home, Mike enjoys golfing, gardening and time with his family.
Ron Smith is an aviation industry veteran with over 25 years of sales and operations leadership in domestic, international and government aviation sectors. Having led the growth of two very successful early-stage aviation businesses, Ron has a unique blend of experience in both the sales and operational disciplines. Ron, as Omni’s Vice President of Sales for the Southeast, will lead the company’s vision for growth in this region. Prior to Omni, Ron was the Base President of Jet Linx Atlanta and had overall responsibility for the day-to-day operations and growth of the business. He enjoys spending time with his wife and family, being outdoors as much as possible enjoying a multitude of activities and supporting some very special charity organizations in the area. Ron resides in Woodstock, Georgia.
Those who know Ryan are aware of his longtime passion for planes. As a matter of fact, Ryan soloed his first aircraft before receiving his driver’s license at age 16. Today, he holds multiple jet type ratings (Learjet, CL604 and B737) and is responsible for aircraft sales, brokerage, acquisitions, market analysis, data research and special projects. Ryan puts client needs first, always respecting time and understanding the importance of investments. Outside the world of aviation, Ryan enjoys spending time with his wife and two children and heading out to the golf course as often as possible.