9430 Research Blvd, Suite 230 Austin, TX 78759
(512) 615-3334

Flinn Aviation

9430 Research Blvd, Suite 230 Austin, TX 78759     |     (512) 615-3334


(512) 615-3334

9430 Research Blvd, Suite 230 Austin, TX 78759

MEET THE TEAM

Thomas H. Flinn
Thomas H. Flinn

Tom Flinn brings a strong financial and managerial background to Flinn Aviation. Prior to aviation consulting, Tom founded and managed a successful residential mortgage company for eight years. He then sold the firm to begin his aircraft sales career. Tom attended Texas A&M University receiving a B.S. in 1985 and an M.B.A. in Finance in 1991.

Tom is a Commercial pilot with experience in dozens of types of aircraft, including co-piloting a DC-3, making night-time freight runs throughout the U.S. and Central America.

Tom’s expertise in the firm includes but is not limited to, contract oversight and negotiations, as well as being well versed in the Cape Town International Registry Requirements, and 1031 exchanges.

In addition to his business pursuits, Tom has donated his time to mentoring at the local high school and leading a Boy Scout Troop.

Joel De La Garza
Joel De La Garza

Graduating with a Marketing Degree from the University of Texas at Austin in 1993, Joel proceeded to obtain his commercial helicopter rating at Helicopters International in Houston, Texas. He then was hired as a helicopter pilot by Mexican conglomerate PROTEXA to fly Eurocopter AS365N2 Dauphins in the Bay of Campeche on a PEMEX contract.

Deciding to pursue a specialization in aircraft acquisitions and sales management at the Master’s level, he entered Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University where he received his MBA in Aviation Management in 2000. After interning as a Market Analyst with Austin Jet International, he joined Trinity Aviation in 2001 as Marketing and Aircraft Sales Director. After holding this position for nearly seven years, Joel joined Flinn Aviation as the Helicopter Sales Consultant and is now a full partner. Fluent in Spanish and Portuguese, Joel is an integral asset to the firm primarily in dealing with the company’s Latin American clientèle.

Joel is married to Priscilla and both currently live in Austin, Texas.

Pete Flinn
Pete Flinn

Tom’s son, a former corporate pilot with over 2,000 hours of corporate flying and 11 years of flight and aviation experience. Aircraft sales.

James Dodd
James Dodd

Helicopter and fixed wing market researcher with a proven track record of acquisitions. Private pilot and former U.S. Air Force, currently pursuing a degree in Aviation and International Business from Texas A&M Central Texas.

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