Aviation Entrepreneur and Executive
As founder and CEO of Mach One Air Charters, H. Dan Hill draws on extensive experience in business ownership as well as in aviation. He began his career in 1968 as a copilot with Tallmantz Aviation, later advancing to a first officer role with Cal State Airlines. H. Dan Hill accepted his first chief pilot and director of flight operations position with Martin Aviation in 1970 and subsequently entered entrepreneurship as founder of Pacific Coast Airlines. Also founder and former CEO of National Jet Industries, H. Dan Hill also led as its instructor, pilot, and Director of Flight Operations, as well as Federal Aviation Administration pilot examiner. Responsible for a fleet of 12 jets and 13 light twins and 15 training aircraft, he successfully expanded operations to include training and charter operations in Hawaii. Two years into this venture, supported by a professional management team, Mr. Hill accepted a Flight Officer position with Western Air Lines, which merged with Delta Air Lines ten years later, his life long dream. During this period, he founded both National Jet Industries, a Jet Management and Charter company that became a Holding Company for start ups of National Aircraft Sales, National Flight Center, National Aircraft Maintenance and Trans Catalina Airlines. After a career spanning 28 years, he retired from Delta Air Lines as an International Captain on the Boeing 767/757. After retiring from Delta, Mr. Hill accepted a position with North American Jet Charter as Chief Pilot and moved up to Director of Operations a short time later. In 2006 he left North American to start Mach One Air Charters. Today, Mach One Air Charters manages ten jet aircraft with sales of $8-10 million dollars per year. Now employing 45 people as pilots and staff headquartered at the Chino Airport.