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David J. DeKoker

 

 

10220 118th Street, Largo, Florida 33778 (727) 319-9183

 

 

 

 

 

 

OBJECTIVE:

To create, engineer, promote and maintain the successful realization of Luxury Passage, Incorporated.

 

 

 

 

 

 

EDUCATION:

Indiana State University, Bachelor of Science, 1967.

U.S. Air Force Officers Training School, 1967.

 

 

 

 

 

 

FLIGHT TRAINING:

U.S.A.F. Undergraduate Pilot Training, graduated 1968.

Sowell Aviation, Airline Transport Pilot Rating, 1972.

Sierra Academy of Aeronautics, Flight Engineer Rating B-727, 1975.

 

 

 

 

 

 

TYPE RATINGS & LICENSES:

British Aerospace/AVRO 146, British Aerospace ATP, DeHavilland DHC-7, Fokker FK-27.

Presently hold Airline Transport, Multi Engine Land, Commercial, Instrument, Flight Engineer and Private Privileges

 

 

 

 

 

 

FLIGHT EXPERIENCE:

44 years of aviation experience.

2,100 military flight hours, including 800 hours of night combat as a Forward Air Controller in Southeast Asia.

20,000+ commercial flight hours, all in multi-engine jet or turboprop transport category aircraft.

 

 

 

 

 

 

EMPLOYMENT & BUSINESS EXPERIENCE:

Owner/Web Designer/Photographer, Absolutely Graphic!, 2005 to present.

Captain/First Officer, Air Wisconsin Airlines Corp., 1978 to 2005.

Owner/Consultant, DK Computer Services, 1992-97.

Owner/Instructor, Still Photography School of Basics, 1978-96.

Owner/Photographer, Still Photography, 1974-96.

Public Relations Representative, Diamondhead Corp., 1973.

Officer, U.S. Air Force, 2nd Lieutenant through Captain, 1967-73.

 

 

 

 

 

 

PERSONAL DATA:

Birthdate: July 7, 1945. Excellent health condition.

Married, wife is Sue, 1967 to present.

Two daughters, Deena and Dawn, born 1969 and 1972 respectively.

 

 

 

 

 

 

REFERENCES:

Credit and personal references available upon request.

 

 

 

 

 

 

LEADERSHIP EXPERIENCE:

As a veteran airline captain, I have developed and refined my leadership skills regarding the complete management of a multi-million dollar, 100 passenger jet airliner, its crew and all the customers (passengers) I have safely carried. Also, many potentially critical decisions have to be made on a flight by flight basis and I have learned how to make these in a timely manner and without incident or accident during my flying career.

 

 

 

 

 

 

CORPORATE MANAGEMENT

EXPERIENCE:

From the period of 1983 to 1993, I was elected for 10 straight years, serving as the President and Chairman of the Board of a medium-sized non-profit corporation. My duties were the planning and execution of the development and direction that the corporation should take, including presiding at all meetings and working with the other 16 members on the Board of Directors and employees. Because the corporation was nearly all volunteer, I gained valuable skills in handling and dealing with people. It was also my duty to lobby city and county officials on behalf of my 634 constituents, resolving problems and in turn completing the task at hand.

 

During my lengthy administration, my leadership helped accomplish many projects both large and small including corporate constitutional amendments, computerization of record keeping and billing, and leaving the organization in much better condition than I found it. I also founded, edited and published the present quarterly newsletter used by the corporation.

 

From 2016 to present I am again President of an incorporated 96-unit Condominium Association. I am in the process of securing funding for the total exterior renovation of this community and all the challenges that entails.

 

 

 

 

 

 

PUBLIC RELATIONS:

While serving in the capacity of public relations agent for Diamondhead Corporation, it was my duty to go into peoples' homes to explain a real estate sales program for a planned community in Mobile, Alabama. If I was successful in getting the prospective clients to tour the property, I was compensated. Using and developing my public relations skills, my client touring percentage was very high, reflecting success in this endeavor.

 

 

 

 

 

 

BUSINESS EXPERIENCE NOTES:

I have personally set up and operated 4 different businesses and, as a professional consultant, have helped other people set up and operate their own businesses as well. I have written and teach a course on setting up sole proprietorships.

 

I have been in business for myself a number of years and understand the full gamut of business operations from accounting to sales.

 

 

 

 

 

 

SUMMATION:

I feel that over the years, I have accumulated an excellent cross-section of experience in many different fields. This diverse experience will allow me, as President, to very successfully guide and direct the operation of Luxury Passage Inc., both now and into the future.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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