About Captain Eddie

My Story

Captain Eddie Gantner has flown for many thousand hours after discharge from the US Navy as a machinist mate. His career in aviation has taken him on a very unusual aviation path, from cargo hauling in vintage aircraft to captaincy of sleek, modern aircraft. His perseverance and determination in more than fifty years in aviation is amazing. He currently continues his aviation endeavors as an instructor and check airmen/pilot examiner for CAE in their North East Training Center.


There’s only the trying. The rest is not our business.

—T.S. Elliott

My Journey

Pilot, Instructor, Actor, Author

From the ground up

The story of an aviation career born of desire, fueled with hope and, in the early years, bred of desperation. With little to no chance of success, perseverance became his Mantra, confidence, his strength; adventures never dreamed of, the result.


Hawker Jet Instructor, Check Airman/Pilot Examiner
Company: CAE Simuflite
Oct 2008 – Present
Duration: 10 yrs 3 mos
Location: North East Training Center, Morristown, NJ
Program Development, Courseware Review and Mgm’t.

Sharma Managment/Amrash Aviation
Chief Pilot
Company: Sharma Managment/Amrash Aviation
May 1998 – Jun 2004
Duration: 6 yrs 2 mos
Hawker 800XP and Falcon 900EX made up the fleet. Some domestic travel and extensive international travel.

Heitman Financial
Director of Aviation
Company: Heitman Financial
May 1991 – Nov 1998
Duration: 7 yrs 7 mos
Crew Mgm’t, Budget Control and Oversight, International Flight Planning.

Thomas Watson once said, “If you want to increase your chances of success, double your failure rate. Failing a maneuver is an experience. Accidents happen when you run out of experience!”

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