Since launching our company, we have assembled a team of highly experienced personnel that understand our goal of putting customers, their schedules and their expectations first. We are a Part 135 Charter Operator, a Part 145 Repair Station and own and operate an FBO. We have experts for every aviation need – including avionics, charter, interiors, maintenance, management and sales. Our maintenance and avionics leads, alone, have more than 100 years of combined experience working on jet, turbo prop and piston aircraft. We are proud to call Birmingham, Alabama home and have expanded our passion for aircraft to select airports in Atlanta, Georgia, PQL in Pascagoula, Mississippi, and ECP in Panama City, Florida. We welcome you to visit one of our locations, meet our excellent team and discuss how we can be of service to you.

Executive Management

William L. Gunnells
James B. Andrews, Jr.
Chief Executive Officer
Donald A. Howell
President & Chief Financial Officer

Leadership Team

Mike Arrington
VP Quality
Magan Batchelor
Corporate Controller
Darryl Brewer
President–FBO Division
Jeff Cotton
VP Aviation
Barry “Bear” Lambert II
VP Charter Operations
Brian Nagashima
Avionics Service Team Manager
O’Neal Pierce
Jeremiah Watts
Interior Service Team Manager
Robert Wright
Turbine Service Team Manager
Ralph Young
Director of Maintenance

Our Commitment

We believe that when you are doing business and focused on your local community you always strive to do a better job. It is our commitment to hire local and train our team to do it the Southern Sky Aviation way, while building a world-class aviation company.

Careers at Southern Sky Aviation

We’re always on the lookout for people passionate about aviation. Following are our current open positions.


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Birmingham, AL (BHM)


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Kennesaw, GA (RYY)


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Kennesaw, GA (RYY)


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Kennesaw, GA (RYY)

AOG Maintenance Lead Technician

Pascagoula, MS (PQL)

Avionics Technician

Birmingham, AL (BHM)

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Pascagoula, MS (PQL)

Line Service

Pascagoula, MS (PQL)

For more information and to apply, contact:


Birmingham, AL

We started Southern Sky Aviation after seeing an opportunity to provide services that didn’t exist from a local Birmingham company.


Panama City, FL

Newly constructed FBO along the Florida Northwest Gulf Coast.


Pascagoula, MS

Our first FBO brings our exceptional services to the Mississippi Gulf Coast – sixty-two miles of quaint town, seaside retreats and busy businesses.