About Tafel Flying

About Us

Tom Tafel founded Tafel Flying with safety as his number one priority.  With over 55 years of combined flying, Tafel Flying has safely conducted flights in the United States, Caribbean, and Canada accident and incident free.  Our diligent safety rating coupled with our unparalleled customer centric service has garnered customers from all over the United States.

Tafel Flying provides the safest and most competent pilots the industry has to offer.  Our pilots have a diverse background with international airline experience and some of the toughest, most demanding flying the corporate world has to offer.  In conjunction with high pilot standards, our comprehensive training program provides for continuous safe operations.

Tom Tafel

Tom Tafel

Founder and Chief Pilot

Our Employees Are Our Greatest Asset

Ryan Coomer

Ryan Coomer

Director of Safety, Contract Procurement

Ryan is a passionate aviator.  He started his flying career at Bowman Field in Louisville, KY and rose to the rank of Captain on one of America’s largest regional carriers.  Lack of personal relationships with his customers drove him to the private sector where he has flourished with Tafel Flying.  He is consistently requested by his passengers.  When not flying, Ryan enjoys watching his favorite team play, the University of Louisville Cardinals.

Total Flight Hours

7500

Turbine Time

5500

Multi Engine

6300

Medical Class

1st

Smoke

No

Accident / Incident Free

Yes
Cassidy Cook

Cassidy Cook

Operations

Cassidy’s passion is aviation.  His number one priority is the safety of his passengers.  Similar to Ryan, his aviation career began at Bowman Field.  He has experience all throughout the United States and is ready to make your trip safe, fun and enjoyable.  In his free time he follows sports and plays golf.nt] [/tabs]

Total Flight Hours

1300

Turbine Time

400

Multi Engine

500

Medical Class

2nd

Smoke

No

Accident / Incident Free

Yes
Andrew Hurd

Andrew Hurd

Captain

Andrew’s love for flying started at a young age. He achieved the position of Chief Pilot at a Lexington charter company flying King Airs at age 23. This experience has shown to be priceless in his transition to the corporate world. His expertise is what makes him integral part of the Tafel Flying team. If Andrew isn’t flying you can find him enjoying outdoor activities with his wife and daughter.

 

Total Flight Hours

5000

Turbine Time

3000

Multi Engine

3500

Medical Class

2nd

Smoke

No

Accident / Incident Free

Yes
Bob Wimpey

Bob Wimpey

Captain

Bob has one of the most decorated flying career’s Tafel Flying has seen! From the US Government to Afghanistan, Bob has seen it all.  His speciality are King Airs, and Citation’s.  He has experience in pistons, piston twins and helicopters.  When Bob is not flying he is tending to his farm.

Total Flight Hours

12000

Turbine Time

10000

Multi Engine

11000

Medical Class

2nd

Smoke

No

Accident / Incident Free

Yes