Austin-based private jet service Grandview Aviation has announced Ricardo Gobbo, base manager and captain, has received the Pilot Safety Award from the National Business Aviation Association, the company said.
This award is to celebrate over 4500 hours of accident and incident free flying in the business aviation industry. Gobbo has over 7500 hours of total flight experience in addition to his business aviation experience.
Gobbo has been at GrandView Aviation since 2016; he was a fighter pilot, flight instructor and flight safety officer in the Brazilian Air Force. He also flew for Embraer Executive Aircraft, the manufacturer of GrandView´s fleet of aircraft, as a flight instructor and demonstration pilot in the Phenom 100 and 300 models, and for Cessna Aircraft. He has experience in over 27 aircraft types and completed training at the Brazilian Air Force University.
GrandView Aviation operates a fleet of Phenom 300 charter jets and helicopters in Maryland & Texas. The company has offices at Martin State Airport and Austin-Bergstom International Airport. GrandView Aviation is a FAA Part 135 certificated aircraft operator & carries the elite Wyvern Wingman safety rating.