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Mentor Committee


In support of the SCAA mission, The Mentor Committee plans to educate students about careers and opportunities for growth in aviation. Specifically, with a large workforce replacement in aviation expected over the next decade, the mentor committee will develop an educational resource of great minds to pass along best practices and to ensure the progress of Business Aviation in Southern California.  

The committee will facilitate channels and opportunities for that connection.

Objectives & Tasks

  • Develop relationships with institutions and aviation professional to drive membership to the SCAA
  • Create and maintain a website and potentially published directory of Mentors
  • Keep record of success stories and mentee growth
  • Organize an annual Mentor and Career Day
  • Provide Charitable Donations to Aviation Schools and programs

Mentor Committee Members

Phil Derner



Email: pderner@nbaa.org

Eloy M. Freitas

Clay Lacy Aviation

Email: efreitas@claylacy.com

Phone: 818-427-1843

Beatriz Fernandez

Advanced Air

Email: BeatrizF@flyadvancedair.com

Phone: 310-800-0458

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