Staff Member Profile

Mark Covey

Pilot & Passenger Outreach Coordinator

Commercial Instrument rated, mountain pilot with 6+ years of demonstrated leadership in airport operations, logistics, business development, pilot & passenger outreach, team mentoring, development, project and change management. Member of the National Business Aviation Association, American Association of Airport Executives, Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association, Seaplane Pilots Association, Reno Tahoe Aviation Group, EAA Chapter 1073, volunteer Young Eagles Pilot, AOPA fly-in volunteer and Vice President of the Tahoe Flying Club. Outside of work I can be found flying a Cessna JT-A turbo diesel 172 or Cessna Skylane 182R, enjoying the Sierra Nevada mountains: riding mountain bikes, traveling & exploring with my wife Andrea and our adventurous dog, Zoey. 

Duties as Pilot and Passenger Outreach Coordinator include:
•Work with pilots, flight departments, dispatchers, aircraft managers, Air Traffic Controllers, passengers and our community to ensure safety of flight and adherence to noise abatement procedures for all Part 91, 91K and 135 operations at KTRK
•Create, promote and lead mountain flying, flight safety seminars at regional airports and nationally presented webinars
•Act as liaison between airport authority and Air Traffic Control Tower
•Manage district owned aviation assets (Cessna diesel 172 & AATD Simulator)
•Lead multiple aviation & community service initiatives simultaneously
•Help develop and vet more direct, less impactful approach and departure procedures
•Serve as high level concierge for visiting and local pilots to ensure delivery of service excellence and information dissemination
•Train staff on safety of flight issues, noise mitigation efforts, flight & communication procedures