On Course Aviation, LLC is a service disabled veteran owned small business providing aviation consulting services, flight instruction, and airport management for both civil and military.
Michael R. Gwinn, President and CEO of On Course Aviation, LLC, is an experienced aviation professional with over 40 years of military and civilian experience. Soloing on Hinton-Alderson Airport at 16 years old, Mike later joined the U.S. Army, serving in numerous aviation assignments including service in the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (Airborne). After exiting the Army, he has worked as a contracted military flight instructor as well as a developer of civilian and Department of Defense aviation training programs. Mike possesses FAA Airline Transport Pilot and Gold Seal Certificated Flight Instructor certificates for both Airplanes and Helicopters, is type rated in 12 aircraft, and has over 14,000 flight hours. Mike is a FAA Designated Pilot Examiner (DPE), Specialty Aircraft Examiner (SAC), Experimental Aircraft Examiner (EAE), and Military Competency Examiner (MCE). In addition to On Course Aviation, he is currently a managing member with Tidewater Aviation Group, a Department of Defense Prime Contractor and his experience and extensive network, both civil and military, enables quick solutions to personnel, management, and training requirements.