Board of Directors
GUY ROUELLE — President
Guy has devoted the last 30 years of his professional life to aeronautics. Guy began his career as a Department of Defense Air Traffic Controller. Soon there after he earned the FAA’s certification as a Designated Air Traffic Control Examiner. Guy has worked his way through the ranks at the Vermont Agency of Transportation holding positions such as aviation education coordinator, accident investigator, chief pilot and most recently as the Aeronautics Administrator. He holds multiple aeronautical ratings including commercial pilot, multi-engine rating, certified flight instrument instructor, Master flight instructor, FAA Designated Pilot Examiner, and TERP instructor. Guy holds a Masters Degree in Aeronautical Engineering, Masters Degree in Aeronautical Operations, a Bachelor of Aeronautical Science and an Associates Degree in Meteorology. He currently resides in South Woodbury, Vermont.
DAVE BORTHWICK-LESLIE — Vice President
Dave has had a long career in aviation. His 40 plus years in the industry include 33 with Pratt & Whitney Canada, 5 with Embraer in Ft. Lauderdale and 4 with Atlantic Turbines International (Canada) where he worked in design, development, marketing and product support. Dave holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Manitoba and has completed the Advanced Management Program at Harvard. He currently resides in Grand Isle, Vermont.
LARRY DUPONT — Secretary
Larry has nearly 4 decades of aviation experience as a pilot and is currently an American Airlines International Captain flying B-767 and B-757 aircraft. He is also an active Sea-Plane instructor. Larry was appointed by the Governor of Vermont to two terms on the Aviation Advisory Council for the State. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Aeronautical Science and an Associates Degree in Science and Aeronautical Studies from Embry Riddle Aeronautical University. Larry’s work on the board includes ensuring that safety is Vermont Flight Academy’s number one goal. He resides in North Hero, Vermont.
Owner/Operator Seaplanes R Fun Inc Established 1998.
Owner/Operator SML Aviation (a division of Seaplanes R Fun) purchased in 2017.
CFI II MEI. Aircrew Program Designee/Check Airman for Southwest Airlines. 38,000 hours of flight time. 27,000 in the Boeing 737. Over 1500 hours in various seaplanes including “The Beaver”.
Flew DC-3 and Martin 404 for Provincetown-Boston Airlines.
Passionate in all things that fly or float !