Your Pilot

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Tom Ackland is a Navy veteran and attorney who specialized in aviation litigation.  Since receiving his flying license in 1972, Tom has flown thousands of hours in a wide variety of single and twin engine aircraft, both as a private pilot, pilot for air charter operators, and as a pilot for Angel Flight providing free transport for needy medical patients. He holds a commercial pilot’s license for single and multi-engine aircraft with instrument privileges. Flying is his passion.

Tom is also a strong supporter of our Armed Forces in his capacity as director of the Palm Springs USO located at the Palm Springs International Airport. Please Visit Tom and his 150 volunteers online or stop by the Airport .