Darrell assists HPA clients with aircraft sales, acquisition, and consultation services. He has accumulated over 4,000 hours of flight time and has over 15 years of experience in Part 135 & Part 91 Flight Department Operations. He has functioned as both a flight instructor and commercial pilot.

Corporate Pilot

Darrell obtained his private license through CFI/CFII in 2000, having learned to fly in a Cessna 172. After flight instructing, he flew in a Cessna 182RG (traffic watch) Cessna 402 (freight – part 135) and a Citation 560 (V) flying for the William P. Hobby family. During this time he also flew contract in the Citation S-II, Citation Ultra, Citation Bravo and a King Air 90.

After his time with the Hobby family, Darrell went to work for a prominent family in McAllen, Texas flying a Citation 560 XLS. While in the Rio Grand Valley, he flew contract in a A36 Beech Bonanza, Piper Cherokee, and a Piper Seneca II. He now works in the aviation department for a major energy company at Ellington Field in Houston.

Professional Experience

Darrell proudly served in the US Navy, working the flight deck on the nuclear aircraft carrier – the USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70). In 2000, Darrell obtained his certificates and ratings via American Flyers at their KFTW, KADS, and KDWH locations.


Ian Shere
Buckeye, Arizona

Aircraft Purchase

October 11, 2015

Brandon and his team were great. Being first-plane buyers, we were totally clueless as to what went on when buying a plane. Brandon organized the relevant paperwork and worked with us regarding the deposit (money was “in transit” and we didn’t have the full required deposit immediately). Just a few days before closing, we discovered the Garmin databases in the GPS were expired making the flight home impossible under IFR. We ordered the current updates, but had no way of uploading ourselves, and resigned to having to do it on the hand over day. Brandon downloaded and installed them for us the day before meaning we could have a clean “getaway” on the day. And he organized one of his team to collect us at the hotel and take us the 45 odd minutes to the airfield. A great experience!

Thank you!!


Ian Shere
Director & Web Designer
Citrus Kiwi Web Design

Aircraft Type: 1977 Bellanca Super Viking 17-30A/Garmin GTN 750 with WAAS