Captain Kent Aycock

Raised in Baltimore, Maryland, Kent dreamed of flying at an early age.  Seizing upon information he learned from a guidance counselor while in the 7th grade, he worked hard to position himself academically, mentally and physically to apply to the U.S. Air Force Academy.  Upon graduation in 1985, he completed pilot training in Enid, Oklahoma and received his Air Force wings.  Follow on training in the KC-135 Stratotanker took him to Merced, California and Warner Robins, Georgia where he completed his active duty career in 1992.  He served in Desert Shield and Desert Storm and flew numerous combat support missions in the Middle Eastern theater.  He entered the civilian flying sector as a B-727  second officer with American Airlines immediately after seperating from the service and flew from Miami, Florida until early 1994.  As a result of a downturn in the passenger airlines, an opportunity to fly for United Parcel Service was greatly welcomed as well as a concurrent job flying the KC-135 again with the New Jersey Air National GuardKent has served as a B-727 second officer, a B-757/767 first officer and is currently a B757/767 captain.  Although no longer in the military, he has served as an Air Force Academy Liasion officer and is knowledgeable about the Academy application process.