Dominion Aviation employs approximately 60 individuals led by an experienced team of professionals with decades of corporate aviation experience.
Thomas T. “Mike” Mickel
President and CEO
Mike founded Dominion Aviation in 1983 as an aircraft management and charter company. Mike, a 36 year veteran of corporate aviation, is dedicated to service and committed to quality with safety at the forefront of every decision. He is an experienced pilot with over 9,000 hours of flight time, is Airline Transport rated and certified to fly numerous corporate jets and helicopters.
Mike serves as Chairman on the Board of Directors of the Virginia Aviation Business Association
Each department of Dominion is led by a creative manager supporting Mike in his vision of aviation excellence. These managers form the solid foundation of the company and each average in excess of twelve years with Dominion Aviation.
Director of Maintenance for Charter Services and FBO Manager
Tony started his aviation career in the U.S. Air Force as a mechanic and then Crew Chief on Heavy Transport Aircraft (C141B Starlifter) serving in Desert Shield and Desert Storm among other campaigns. While serving, Tony attended the Community College of the Air Force. After the Air Force, Tony majored in Safety Administration and played football at Slippery Rock University. Today he continues his education as a student of Embry Riddle Aeronautical University Worldwide.
Tony joined Dominion in 1995 and has held many positions including Line Service, Mechanic, Chief Inspector, Director of Maintenance and FBO Manager. Tony holds his A&P, I.A. and private pilot with instrument rating certificates along with several mechanic type ratings on brands such as Bombardier, Gulfstream and Citation. Tony is factory trained in brands such as Cirrus and Cessna and has served on the customer advisory board for Gulfstream.
Director of Flight Operations and Chief Pilot
Andy is Dominion’s Chief Pilot responsible for all flight operations and pilot management. Andy graduated from Purdue University in 1994 with degrees in Applied Sciences, Aviation Technology and Public Relations. Andy joined the Dominion Team in January 1995 and has accumulated over 9,000 flight hours and is rated in four corporate jet types.
Jeff Smith joined the Dominion Aviation Team in 1992 and serves as Dominion’s Administrative Manager and closely works with the Maintenance and Line Service Departments. He left in 1997 for a brief career change and returned here in 2001. Jeff is a commercial rated instrument pilot and has flown many different types of aircraft, including helicopters, during a career in the Army. Jeff has held several management positions within the company including Line Service, Customer Service and Administrative Departments.
CFO and Director of Human Resources
Kim joined the Dominion team in March 2014 with enthusiasm to learn the aviation business. She is a certified public accountant with over 20 years of experience. Kim has a Bachelor of Science degree from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale. She moved to the Richmond area with her family 20 years ago and has experience with a variety of business entities and types. Kim serves as Dominion’s Chief Financial Officer. Her duties involve all aspects of accounting and human resources along with additional aspects of day to day business operations.