Bill Sheley

Plymouth Airport Operations Manager, AlphaFlight Pilot Instructor

Bill Sheley

Flying was a passion for Bill at an early age. But it wasn’t until he was well into adulthood that a career in aviation became a reality.

When he was just five years old, Bill fondly recalls his church minister who had a partial ownership in an airplane. After the minister took Bill for a ride, he was hooked on airplanes. His plan after graduating high school was to become a pilot. But circumstances forced Bill to put the idea of becoming a pilot on idle and pursued a different career.

He earned his Private Pilot’s License at age 40 and by age 50, the job as Airport Manager became available. Bill had developed the skills necessary to take on the role. Convinced that you’re never too old or too young to pursue your dreams, Bill teaches teens in the high school aviation program, facilitated by AlphaFlight.

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