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 7000 hours in a large variety of aircraft. We are committed to safety as well as getting the job done.
Geoff and Ian with the deHavilland Beaver. Photo: Eli Pasquali
Here's a little more information on us:
Ian K Cosco - President/CEO/Owner
Although Ian spent his young adult years as a professional skier, he has been passionate about aviation in the north his entire life. Being brought up surrounded by bush pilots and bush planes, he couldn't wait to get his hands on the controls at a very young age. A graduate of the BCIT Flight Operations program, he fulfilled his dream of owning and operating a bush flying oriented company in 2017 with Tintina Air.
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.
Arnaud Billard – Operations Manager/Pilot
Holding a Masters in Aeronautical Engineering, Arnaud has a passion for all things aviation. He brings years of experience flying all over the world in several different types and classifcations of aircraft.
Dave Sharp – Founder/Pilot
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.
Matt Wolsynuk – Director of Maintenance
A born and raised Yukoner, Matt is the definition of an aviation enthusiast. Being a licensed pilot, a licensed aircraft maintenance engineer, and an aircraft owner himself, he gets his hands into everything aviation. Matt's experience and work ethic bring huge value to the Tintina management team.