Captain, US Navy, Retired
While in the service of the United States Navy, Kent was Commanding Officer of the USS America (CV-66) during Desert Storm. In his Naval career he also commanded USS Sylvania (AFS-2), Carrier Air Wing Seventeen, and Attack Squadron Sixty Six. He has flown 18,500 hours in over 100 different military and commercial aircraft, and made over 1150 carrier landings. He is a graduate of the US Naval Test Pilot School Class 65.
After retiring from the Navy, Kent’s varied civilian positions included President of BPPP, Inc.; Vice President of Bonanza/Baron Pilot Training, Inc.; Chief Pilot, High Performance Aircraft Training; Director of Flight Operations, Eclipse Aviation; Chairman, TGV Rockets, Inc. and President of Leitch Video Corporation. A designated PPE (Professional Pilot Examiner), Kent is authorized to conduct the annual recurrent training check for the Eclipse 500 required by FAR 61.58.
Kent enjoys flight instructing with the Bonanza Pilot Training organization, flying his classic Beechcraft Baron with his wife Ann, and enjoying time with his family.