Tintina Air's core group of Yukon-based, year-round, full-time flight crew are experienced and accomplished bush pilots as well as owners. We all proudly hold an Airline Transport Pilot's License, current instrument ratings, and average over 9000 hours in a large variety of aircraft. We are committed to safety as well as getting the job done.
Here's a little more information about each of us:
Dave Sharp – Operations Manager/Owner
The founding father of Tintina Air. In 2010 Dave re-discovered his love for bush flying and with only himself and a DHC-2 Beaver on wheels, Tintina Air was born. With extensive knowledge of bush strip locations and conditions, Dave is eager to work with clients to locate the closest, suitable airstrip to accommodate any operation.
Geoff Koots – Chief Pilot/Owner
Hailing from a small town outside of Red Deer, AB, Geoff is best described as farm boy tough. After a few flying stints in Manitoba and the NWT, Geoff settled into the Yukon in 2011 and has never looked back. His extensive experience, skills, and generally happy demeanor have placed him very comfortably into Tintina’s Chief Pilot position.
Ian Cosco - Pilot/Owner
Although Ian spent his young adult years as a professional skier, he has been passionate about northern aviation his whole life. Being raised around floatplanes and bush pilots, he couldn't wait to get his hands on the controls of the mighty deHavilland Beaver.
Freddie Feldman – Pilot/Owner
A bush pilot among bush pilots. Freddie’s wealth of knowledge and experience with Yukon/Northern BC flying is unparalleled. Born in Atlin, BC, he’s spent his entire life in the north and has no plans to leave. Freddie is a well-respected member of the northern aviation community, his skills and wise-cracking ways are known well throughout the north.
Andrew Schmidt – Director of Maintenance
A born and raised Yukoner, Andrew has been on the wrench since he graduated high school. Having worked on everything from Boeing 737 to Cessna’s, Andrew’s colorful mechanic career landed him the opportunity to take the reins for Tintina’s first ever maintenance program and proved himself more than worthy of the Director of Maintenance.