Pilots in the Family
Brothers Damon and Dean Rosenlof are both accomplished pilots. Damon holds an air transport pilot (ATP) license with instrument, instructor, multi-engine ratings, plus a Cessna Citation type rating. Dean holds a commercial pilot license in hot air balloons, and a private pilot license in helicopters and airplanes, with an instrument rating and complex aircraft endorsement. Kim holds a private pilot license in single-engine, non-complex airplanes and hot air balloons.
All three of us stay active in aviation through our work. Damon is a long-time instructor at a simulator-based flight training company in Scottsdale. Dean serves as president of helicopter rotor blade manufacturer, Van Horn Aviation. Kim runs a small technical and creative writing company, AeroInk Incorporated.
We get to fly for fun, too. Dean and Kim own two hot air balloons, which Damon and his family often crew. Dean also stays current flying VHA’s Waco biplane and Cirrus SR22T.