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 and a Part 145 Repair Station. 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 PDK in Atlanta, Georgia. 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
VP Business Development
Ralph Young
Director of Maintenance
Jeff Cotton
VP Aviation
Barry “Bear” Lambert II
Director of Finance – Aircraft Operations
Lou Grala
VP Operations
Robert Wright
Turbine Service Team Manager
Bill Hindi
Piston Service Team Manager
Gary McCall
Avionics Service Team Manager
Jeremiah Watts
Interior Service Team Manager

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.


Birmingham, AL

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


Atlanta, GA

Offering our exceptional charter and AOG services at Peachtree Dekalb Airport – one of the busiest airports in the Atlanta area.