Principal, President

Keith S. Douglass

Keith learned to fly at Marshfield Airport in the early 70s, while expanding his yacht sales and service business. During the 70s and 80s, he owned and operated various aircraft models in including Cessna 310, Beech Baron, and Piper Aerostars, allowing him to reach clients quickly and efficiently. Together with Ed Novak, Keith acquired Shoreline Aviation in 1988 and became the Fixed Base Operator at Marshfield Municipal Airport. Shoreline's charter and management division has grown from a small operation with a few employees to a vibrant company that has operated multiple jet, turboprop and piston models and has offices in Marshfield, MA and Palm Beach, FL. Keith has thousands of hours of flight time and is type rated in Citation 500 and 560XL aircraft. He enjoys boating, fishing, and golfing.

Principal, Director of Maintenance

Edward J. Novak

With 40 years as an Airframe and Powerplant Technician, and 37 years with Inspection Authorization and numerous factory schools attended, Ed brings a breadth of technical expertise to the maintenance team. Ed has been a Principal and the Director of Maintenance at Shoreline since March of 1988. Ed graduated first in his class in 1983 from East Coast Aero Tech. Specific areas of expertise include Citation 500 series aircraft, Piper, Diamond, Cessna, Mooney and Beech aircraft as well as Pratt & Whitney PT6A, JT15D, PW535 and PW545 turbine engines and Lycoming/Continental piston engines. Ed is married with three children. He enjoys cycling and spending time with his family during his downtime.

Director of Operations

Joseph Schmidt

With over 25 years as a certificated pilot, Joe brings considerable experience to the Shoreline Aviation team. Joe joined Shoreline in 2005 as a Certified Flight Instructor after earning his CFI, CFII, and MEI from ATP Flight School. Joe has served in a variety of positions, including Chief Pilot and company Check Airman. He has been a key member of Shoreline’s leadership team and has contributed significantly to Shoreline’s growth and success. Joe is ATP rated, experienced in a variety of aircraft types and is an excellent mentor and instructor pilot. As the Director of Operations and Check Airman for Shoreline’s charter operation, Joe is responsible for overseeing all flight operations. He is a current Captain in our Citation 560 and 560XL, and our Falcon 2000. Joe and his wife Kristen have two sons, Brodie, and Brayden. They enjoy boating together.

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