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Wednesday, July 31st, 2013

Talon’s Proud Pilot, Hector Batista, Jr.

Talon’s Proud Pilot, Hector Batista, Jr.

Born and raised in East Elmhurst, New York, just a few blocks away from busy LaGuardia Airport, Hector Batista, Jr. would watch airplanes take off and land all day. This sparked his deep fascination and interest in aviation and by the age of 5, Hector knew he was destined to be a pilot. 

Hector began flying at the age of 18. By 19, he was a Certified Flight Instructor, having graduated at the top of his class with a Bachelor’s Degree of Science in Aircraft Operations from Vaughn College of Aeronautics and Technology. Hector worked as a flight instructor for 3 years until landing his self-described “dream job” at Talon Air. 

Hector has over 3,000 flight hours under his belt and currently holds FAA Certification as an Airline Transport Pilot, Gold Seal Flight Instructor, Aircraft Dispatcher and Aircraft Ground Instructor. A perfect day for Hector would be flying his favorite Talon aircraft, the Hawker 900XP, to his favorite destination: Rome, Italy.

Talon Air pilots are highly attuned not only to providing a smooth and trouble-free flight, but also a luxurious one. Every single pilot has wide-ranging charter flight and customer care experience. Contact one of our gracious customer service representatives at 1-888-TALON-AIR or click “Get a Quote”and take off to your dream destination with Hector Batista, Jr. or another of our skilled and intrepid, yet cordial and considerate, pilots today.