Les is a retired military and general aviation aviator. While working for the military, he worked as an instructor pilot and Instrument Check Pilot. Additionally, he worked as a Department of Defense contract pilot. He is qualified in both Fixed Wing and Rotary Wing aircraft.
Les has accumulated over 13,000 hours and possesses Federal Aviation Certificates including Airline Transport Pilot, Multi-engine Land; Commercial Privileges, Single Engine Land and Rotary wing, Helicopter. He is a Certified Flight Instructor in Single Engine and Multiengine airplanes, as well, as a Certified Instrument Instructor.
Les also possesses six Rotary Wing and Fixed Wing Type Ratings.