David Lomakin Founder | President
Since the age of 5, David has had a passion for flying. This passion became more apparent at the age of 14, when he obtained a job to pay for his flying lessons at John Wayne Airport. He went on to attain his Commercial and Airline Transport Certificates by the age of 21. With a degree in Commercial Aviation, various FAA Type Ratings and FAA Check Airman Authorizations, he founded Regency Air in 1997. After managing the company as President, and holding positions as Director of Operations, FAA Check Airman, and Chief Pilot, David retired from the day to day operations of the Company while continuing to serve as Chief Executive Officer, and as an active Line Captain with over 16,000 Hours of Flight Experience.
Nicki Worley Vice President
Nicki has always had a passion for Aerospace and interacting with people. Nicki graduated with her Bachelor’s of Arts in Communications with an Emphasis in Public Relations from Biola University. Before working at Regency Air, she worked in the Human Resources office at Biola. Nicki not only manages both the Finance and Office departments, but she also oversees that the operations for the company are running smoothly. She helps to ensure that you receive excellent service from your first phone call to Regency Air, until you disembark the jet.
Matthieu Tiberino Assistant Chief Pilot
Matthieu worked 13 years at Nice airport in the south-east of France. He started his career as a commercial agent for a French commuter airline, within a few months he transitioned to the operation and dispatch department of Swissport Executive, where he developed his passion for Business Aviation. While, being a supervisor and coordinator for important events like the Cannes movie festival, the Monaco Grand Prix and presidential summits, Matthieu learned the importance of great customer service, integrity and a passion for excellence. In 2012, he decided to pursue his dream of being a pilot; he moved from France to Southern California to get his FAA pilot certificates. Since, coming to the United States, Matthieu has not only received all of his pilot’s licenses, but now has more than 3,000 of total flight time and 2,000 hours in the Hawker 400XP. Matthieu has been a Captain, a Company Instructor on Beechcraft 400, and is now the Assistant Chief Pilot. Matthieu is proud to bring his 18 years of aviation experience to Regency Air and is extremely excited for the future of the company.
Damien Christopher Director of Operations
Damien began his aviation career as a Student Naval Aviator following graduation from the United States Naval Academy in 1992. Over the course of more than twenty years in the U.S. Navy he flew various military aircraft and was the Commanding Officer of Strike Fighter Squadron 136. His operational experience includes five overseas deployments flying over 100 combat missions in the FA-18. Following retirement at the rank of Commander in 2012 he joined the business aviation industry as a Senior Production Test Pilot. His flight certifications include Airliner Transport Pilot, Certified Flight Instructor – Instrument and Multi-Engine, and type ratings in the Gulfstream GV and GVI. He holds a Master of Arts degree in Management from the American Military University and is a graduate of the Senior Executive Fellows program at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government.
Michael Maxwell Assistant Director of Maintenance
Michael has been with Regency Air since 2015. He holds an A&P Certificate, Robinson Helicopter Training certificate, and earned his Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration. Michael served in the United States Marine Core from 2004-2011. During his service, he worked on F/A-18 Hornets and was a reservist. After serving in the Marine Core, Michael transitioned to the private sector, where he did component repair, overhaul, and development at Honeywell and then new parts production and development at Parker Hannifin. Michael lives in Irvine with his wife and 3 children.