Trident Aircraft Expands Services in January 2018

trident fuel truck and jetIn 2006, John Galdieri, a corporate pilot, owned a Piper Cherokee that he used to commute to his corporate base in New Jersey. He started by . . . 

instructing several local students in his own aircraft. His Piper eventually became so busy that he was unable to use it for his personal travel. He purchased a Cessna 150, rented a closet-size office and started what is today the most active flight school in Maryland.

Trident’s business plan has not changed as the company continues to grow. We still offer very well maintained, well-equipped rental aircraft at competitive prices. Today between the Trident Easton flight school and Trident Milton flight school the rental and instruction fleet includes over 20 aircraft ranging from Warriors and Cessna 172SPs to a Cirrus, Twin Engine Baron, Twin Comanche and even a prior Navy training aircraft, our T-34B Mentor. Trident proudly trains over 500 Naval Academy Midshipman and Military officers in our Powered Flight and Flight Screening programs annually. In 2017, over 400 of our students performed a solo flight in less than 13 hours!

The company has expanded its operations to include aircraft maintenance and an inclusive turnkey jet management program. Currently Trident Aircraft manages a diverse fleet of aircraft for their owners including a Pilatus, Cirrus SR-22, Phenom 100, Beechjet, Lear 60, Lear 75, Challenger 300 and most recently a Falcon 50. Tridents’ Management Program does not stray away from the business practices that built the company when it started as an aviation training facility, offering affordable solutions without compromising safety.

In 2016 Trident was proud to announce the addition of the Air Charter, Part 135 Certification. Charter operations have been extremely successful with the addition of new jets the program, Trident is able to offer a wide range of options for its clients.

January 2018 Trident welcomed another expansion becoming a full service FBO at Easton Airport providing the best service with the lowest cost on fuel. Trident is open 24/7 providing you with an unbeatable price for AVGAS and Jet Fuel.

The highlight of Trident Aircraft is the staff. Trident’s staff is an incredibly energetic group of motivated CFIs, Professional Pilots, and Support Staff.

Trident Aircraft looks forward to growing and supporting the aviation industry both locally and nationally. If you’d like additional information please contact us at:

“Get Jets” at SBY

The SBY Regional Airport invited the community to a “Town Hall” meeting in Hangar 6 on the SBY airfield. County Executive, Bob Culver, welcomed people from our surrounding area to the event. County Council Member and Chairman of the Airport Commission, John Hall, was also in attendance. Piedmont Airlines CEO, Lyle Hogg, introduced the new Regional Jet that would be serving the SBY Regional Airport starting August 23, 2017, with service to Charlotte and Philadelphia. The Regional Jet airliner provided a very impressive backdrop to the meeting. Mr. Hogg spoke of the tremendous advantages in utilizing this jet service and explained the positive results to the community. The SBY Regional Airport Manager, Dawn Veatch, then presented a slide show comparing the noise footprints of the existing Dash-8 turboprop aircraft with the new efficient ERJ-145 turbojet footprint. The results are that the noise footprint of the new turbojets will be the same or less than that of the existing aircraft. Ms. Veatch went on to explain the virtues of having our community airport and she presented a short video that she produced during her tenure as Senior Director at the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association. The video, showing that an airport is a tremendous asset to the community, was well received. Many members of the audience had questions, comments and suggestions. Following the meeting the attendees had a chance to view the Regional Jet up close and personal, and ask individual questions of the County Administration, Piedmont Airlines, and the Airport Staff. SBY Regional Airport will continue to hold annual “Town Hall” meetings to ensure that the community is involved and has a chance to participate in the planning and operations of their airport.