The Team


Jim Doane

Owner of Costa Air Service and CFI Extraordinaire

Jim is a pilot with over forty years of experience. He formed Costa Air Service and took over operations of the FBO at Corning-Painted Post airport in 2018. When not out flying (which is often), or behind a desk, he likes to spend time with his hyper but lovable Weimaraner, Travis.

Nate

Aircraft Inspector

Nate joined Costa's in 2018 as an A&P mechanic, but has since acquired his Aircraft Inspector certification. Nate is an all-around wunderkind and an aspiring private pilot.

Mike

Aircraft Inspector

Mike has been with Costa's for a respectable time now and is our chief Aircraft Inspector. Despite this action shot, Mike has not "fallen and cannot get up."

Joe Costa (Jr.)

Owner of Costa Flying Service

Joe Costa is the son of the original founder of Corning-Painted Post airport and the glue that holds the Costa's airport family together. When Joe isn't dispensing invaluable advice, he can be found in the maintenance hangar working on his latest project.

Lou Kossler

CFI

Lou has been a CFI at Costa's for many years, and is loved and appreciated by his students for his wealth of experience and his open approach to flight training.

Don

Sheet metal wizard/repair guru

Don is a staple at Costa's and he works his magic on repair and restoration projects in the maintenance hangar.