Meet The Team
We are proud of our growing team!
We believe that regular, transparent communication is an essential attribute of a successful operation and that everyone has a valuable role to play. In addition to a commitment to safety, FUN is also an important ingredient of Revolution Aviation. That’s why we throw a “SOCiAL” Night regularly – to say thank you to all involved in the aviation community. From instructors, students, mechanics, aircraft owners, air traffic controllers, to future aviators – all are welcome to attend our SOCiAL Nights!
MARK ROBINSON, Chief Pilot & CEO
Mark has managed and flown flight operations for organizations such as CNN, the Los Angeles Lakers and Federal custom agents. He is best known for his innovative instructing techniques. His reputation and skills have led to opportunities flying for the local police department, as a safety pilot for the world’s leading helicopter factory & the airship for Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co.
Before joining the FAA registrar of pilots, Mark was in the city of London, running a number of highly successful currency brokerages. He became a United States citizen in July of 2012. He is an active supporter of education in developing countries.
ANNA ROBINSON, Operations Director & Accounting
Certificates Held: Student Pilot
Qualifications: Bachelor of Science, Aviation Administration
Honors: Graduated summa cum laude
From: Orange County, CA
Hobbies: Spending time with her dogs, gardening, growing plumerias
MELISSA ZIZZO, Operations Supervisor & Bookings
Melissa joined our operation in 2016 and has been flying since 2006. As a rated helicopter and instrument pilot her skills are excellent for the daily running of our operations. Melissa also has a big love for animals and has a skill for grooming them too!
JORDY BARRYMORE, Senior Flight Instructor
Flight Experience: 1200 hours, 4 years flying
Qualifications: Commercial Pilot, CFI, CFII
Languages: English, Spanish
Hometown: Cabo Pulmo, BCS, México
Favorite Things About Instructing: Practicing EPs & teaching off-airport
Hobbies: Surfing, being at the beach, spending time outdoors
JOHN ALVARADO, Flight Instructor
John has been flying since 2009. We are proud to have him teaching in the R22 and R44 helicopters. A father, husband and flight instructor you’ll find him very organized with his time.
CHRIS CRAMPTON, Flight Instructor
Chris has have been flying helicopters since 2008. Born and raised in Southern California the LA Basin has been my flying backyard since day one. Flying helicopters is never the same day twice, it could be different weather, students, helicopters or destinations. Which makes every day an adventure in one of the hardest airspaces in the world. #ThisCouldBeYou
Quincy Gray, Flight Instructor
Quincy is qualified to instruct and fly in the R22 and R44 helicopters for all students looking to obtain their private, instrument and commercial pilot license. He joins us from Northern California. In his spare time you’ll see him supporting our local city after school programs.
SANDRA GRONDIN, Flight Instructor
Sandra is qualified to teach in the R22 and the R44 helicopter. She holds both flight and instrument instructor ratings. Sandra goes above and beyond the call of duty and holds our students to the highest standards. She can teach you in French or English.
Alexis Mira Picó, Flight Instructor
Flight Experience: Started flying helicopters in 2013 in Abbotsford, Canada. Have since flown in Hawaii and San Francisco
Qualifications: Commercial Pilot, CFI
Languages: English, Spanish
Hometown: Elche, Spain
Favorite Things About Instructing: Encouraging students to fly and fly safely
Hobbies: Biking to work, outdoors & new adventures
ART KORAL, Flight Instructor
Art is the lead fixed wing instructor with Revolution Avition. With a vast military experience his skills are literally aerobatic. Art has been flying since 1996 and brings to the table a wealth of aviation knowledge and expertise. On his days off you’ll find him with his triplets!
Rich LaRue, Flight Instructor
Rich is a highly experienced instructor flying both planes and helicopters like our CEO. His knowledge compliments our level of training. On his days off you’ll see him at USC watching the next football game.
Andy Thompson, Lead A&P Mechanic
Experience: Rotorcraft pilot since 1990, mechanic since 1977
Qualifications: Private Pilot, Airframe & Powerplant Mechanic
Languages: English, Helicopter
Hometown: Long Beach, CA
Hobbies: Racquet sports, yoga & meditation, motorcycles