The Vision for Journeys Aviation
Journeys strives to provide top quality aviation experiences including flight training, aircraft rental, ground services, glider rides, and glider training. Journeys owners are firmly planted in the Boulder community and it is our intent to raise awareness of the opportunities in aviation, engage with the youth of our community, provide opportunities to the underserved community, bring in new and alternative aircraft, to support exiting pilots, and help create the next generation of aviators. We also seek to build positive relationships between users at the airport and our neighbors throughout greater Boulder community.
History of Journeys Aviation
Journeys Aviation has been the premier flight training school and FBO at Boulder Airport KBDU since 2007. Journeys was first established at Rocky Mountain Metro Airport KBJC in 2002. Then in 2007, Journeys owners bid on and won the FBO and Flight School concession at KBDU and operated dual operations for several years. In 2012, the Journeys BJC operations were closed down and Mr. Tracey Spence acquired the business at KBDU and successfully continued its legacy of excellence for another 6 years. In late 2018, Andrew McKenna and several partners, all aviation enthusiasts and Boulder residents, acquired the business. Also in late 2018, the new owners of Journeys acquired the assets of Mile High Gliding, Inc. the only commercial glider flight school in the state of Colorado, to consolidate and integrate the two businesses. Since then, Journeys continues to build on the success of the past by upgrading its fleet, facilities, training opportunities and staff, offering airplane maintenance services and providing the finest aviation opportunities in the Front Range of Colorado. We hope to see you at Boulder Airport soon!
Andrew McKenna - Andrew is President and CEO of Journeys Aviation. Prior to co-owning Journeys starting in 2019, Andrew has founded and operated a number of energy conservation and solar electric businesses including Bella Energy, a Louisville based company which focused on developing and installing residential and commercial scale solar projects He holds a Commercial, Single and Multi Engine Land, Instrument, pilot certificate. Andrew has logged just under 900 hours, and is a partner in a 1967 V-Tail Bonanza. Andrew is a long time member of the Civil Air Patrol experienced in airborne search and rescue and mission management, achieving the grade of Lt. Colonel. He is a founding member of the local Boulder EAA Chapter 1627, and has served as its President since inception. Andrew also serves on the Board of The International Group for Historic Aircraft Recovery (TIGAHR.org) and has been an active Earhart Project researcher and expedition team member on 6 expeditions to the South Pacific island of Nikumaroro hoping to conclusively solve the mystery of Amelia Earhart's disappearance. Since 2007, Andrew has been a member of The Explorer's Club based in New York City. Andrew's vision for Journeys and the Boulder airport in general is to provide a rewarding first class experience to all who visit Boulder Airport, and inspire the next generation of aviators.
Morgan Katnik - Morgan received his PPL with Journeys in early 2019, and has been flying with Journeys for about 3 1/2 years. He has around 250 hours, with his Instrument Rating and Commercial right around the corner. Morgan is a part owner in a Cessna 150 and says it is a ton of fun to fly.
Paula Dicharry - Paula manages the accounting function for Journeys Aviation and processes membership enrollments and changes, payroll, and general bookkeeping. Paula earned her bachelor's degree in business administration from Texas A&M University and enjoys her newest role in aviation and education. Paula is the mother of four children and enjoys running, cycling, cross-country skiing and backpacking. Stop by when you have time as she would love to meet you. Paula can answer any of your questions regarding your account.