Mr. Hovelman has spent over 25 years working in the Aviation industry filling multiple roles as research and chief pilot, director of flight operations and project manager. Responsibilities have included management of domestic & international flight operations utilizing fixed wing aircraft, helicopters, pilots and mechanics. Responsible for experimental research modifications of aircraft helicopters and marine survey vessels. Chief Pilot for production level wide area assessment, UXO data collection survey flights throughout north america. Chief research pilot for projects conducted on behalf of the National Aeronautics and Space Adminstration, U.S. Department of Energy, U.S. Air Force, U.S. Navy, Stanford Research Institute & University, as well as other public agencies and private companies. Operational & management experience on classified airborne surveillance programs for PACOM, SOUTHCOM, Naval Surface Warfare, Dahlgren. Global aviation experience including operations in the Americas, Europe and Asia. Liaison to clients, subcontractors and Federal Aviation Administration representatives.