#2 Chris “CT” Thomas
Right Wing Pilot
Chris Thomas grew up surrounded by aviation and developed a passion for flying at a young age and became a third-generation pilot. Trained by his father, a Naval Aviator, Chris earned his pilot’s license at the age of 17. He earned an AAS in Fire Science and graduated from Norfolk State University in Norfolk, VA with a BS in Interdisciplinary Studies-Aviation. Chris’ professional career started at the Virginia Beach Fire Department where he was quickly promoted to a Master Firefighter. After eight years of service, Thomas made a transition in his career and entered the world of professional aviation. He currently serves as a Captain and Check Airman for a major commercial airline.
While logging more than 18,000 hours of flight time, Chris has towed aerial banners, served as a flight instructor, ferried aircraft, and worked as a charter and night freight pilot while flying more than 90 different types of planes. He became a performing member of the GEICO Skytypers Air Show Team in 2017 after ferrying aircraft and flying skytyping missions for two years.
Chris Thomas continues to call Virginia Beach, VA home where he resides with his wife and two teenage daughters. When not flying, he can be found riding a motorcycle, doing aerobatics in his plane, sailing, playing mandolin and traveling with his family.