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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 Based Operator at Marshfield 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, Bedford, 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 35 years as an Airframe and Powerplant Technician, 32 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 20 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 Airmen. 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 Airmen for Shoreline’s charter operation, Joe is responsible for overseeing all flight operations. He is a current Captain in our Citation 560s, 560XL, and our Falcon 2000. Joe and his wife Kristen have two sons Brodie, and Brayden. They enjoy boating together.

Director of Safety

Ryan Motte

A New England native, Ryan learned to fly at New Bedford regional airport. Ryan has been a certified pilot for over eight years. After working as an instructor Ryan started his journey into the charter industry flying turboprops in New England and the Caribbean. Keeping with his love of teaching and mentoring, Ryan became a flight, ground, and simulator instructor. When the opportunity arose, Ryan started working as Director of Safety for respected PC-12 operator. When Shoreline Aviation had an opening to fly their PC-12, Ryan jumped at the chance to join the Shoreline team. He is a line pilot and check airman in the PC-12, as well as Director of Safety. In his spare time Ryan enjoys writing and playing music.

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