Dennis Shipman – CW5, AV (Ret)

Dennis Shipman CW5, AV (Ret)

Mr. Shipman is a distinguished pilot with over 47 years of flying experience. Dennis served his country during the Vietnam War flying over 1,000 combat hours in CH-47 “Chinooks” with the 205th “Geronimos”.

Mr. Shipman’s notable accomplishments includes:

  • CH-47 Instructor Pilot in Vietnam
  • CH-54 Skycrane Standardization Instructor and Instrument Examiner
  • Operational Support Airlift C-12 Commander
  • Military and Civilian Med-evac Pilot
  • Heavy and Medium Helicopter Long-line Fire Fighting Pilot
  • Humanitarian Relief Pilot in Zaire, Africa
  • Corporate Jet Captain
  • FAA Ratings: Fixed/Rotor Wing ATP, Fixed/Rotor Wing Instructor, 4 Type Ratings

Dennis Shipman’s extraordinary awards include military recognitions such as: Distinguished Service Medal, 2 Bronze Stars, 22 Air Medals (one for Heroism), and the Army Commendation Medal for Heroism.

Mr. Shipman’s extraordinarily diverse career has taken him to many corners of the world. His 12,000+ hours of flight time in both fixed and rotary wing aircraft cover the spectrum: combat, heavy lift, fire-fighting, corporate jet, high level instruction, and “you name it” in between. Dennis Shipman is still an active and current FAA rated pilot.

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