Jay Sleight serves as Chief Technology Officer for North American Aerospace Industries. He brings to the role an extensive background in aviation operations, maintenance and safety. Sleight spent 26 years in the United State Army retiring as Chief Warrant Officer, Helicopter Pilot. During his military service, Sleight held various management positions both stateside and oversees, accumulating over 12,000 flight hours including over 500 combat hours. Additionally, his career includes 15 years of experience managing aviation assets and overseeing the operations, maintenance and safety of various airframes. He also has performed duties as an FAA Check Airman, interacting with the FAA on various levels and certifications. He holds an FAA Airframe & Powerplant License, as well as Fixed Wing, Rotorcraft and Unmanned Aircraft Systems Licenses. He is a passionate and enthusiastic aviation industry leader.