Tom Davis, President

Tom Davis, President

Tom Davis

Crystal Aero Group was founded by Captain Tom Davis, a career Naval Aviator. With nearly sixty years of flying, two wars, and a whole lot of carrier landings under his belt, this is a man who knows a thing or two about how to fly safely. Today he is one of two resident FAA examiners at Crystal Aero, and his extensively experienced staff of instructors carries on his legacy of exceptional training.


  • BS, U.S. Naval Postgraduate School
  • MS, George Washington University
  • Graduate Sr. Course, Naval War College

FAA Licenses & Ratings

  • Airline Transport Pilot: ASEL, AMEL
  • Commercial: ASES, AMES, Glider
  • Certified Flight Instructor: ASE, AME, Instrument, Glider
  • FAA Designated Pilot Examiner
  • Airman Certification Representative

Flight Hours

  • 24,000

Significant Aviation Experience

  • Commanding Officer, Training Squadron-9
  • Carrier Air Traffic Control Officer USS INTREPID
  • Deputy Chief of Staff Naval Air Force Atlantic Fleet
  • Commanding Officer Fleet Tactical Support Squadron 1
  • Commanding Officer Naval Air Maintenance Training Group

Principal Awards

  • Legion of Merit
  • Distinguished Flying Cross
  • Meritorious Service Medal
  • Air Medal
  • Commendation Medal
  • Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry
  • Captain USN Retired.