Executive Staff, Support Crew & Cat
Our support staff keeps our operation running smoothly and our planes in the air.
Jeremy "El Guapo" Reiley, Owner/CEO
Jeremy Reiley has been passionate about aviation since birth. He grew up in Harlingen, TX surrounded by the Confederate/Commemorative Air Force (CAF), and started flying in New Braunfels, TX in the early 90s. He is passionate about sharing aviation and inspiring the next generation of young aviators. Jeremy has enjoyed teaching Boy Scout Aviation merit badge, led church retreats, and loves participating in Young Eagles flights.
He owns multiple businesses in the Rio Grande Valley, and says he’s good at anything if it has to do with airplanes, guns, or hunting. He’s been a longtime member of the EAA (Experimental Aircraft Association), EAA Warbirds of America, and the CAF, and loves flying airshows and fly-ins.
He is excited to see the growth of Texas Aviation Academy and the aviation industry through networking, and welcoming people into the aviation family. His business model strives to invest in people to help them succeed and accommodate their flying dreams come true by being fair, honest, affordable, and operating with a high level of integrity.
Hunter "Hurricane" Reiley, Owner/CEO
Hunter Reiley graduated from Liberty University with a Bachelor of Science in Aeronautical Science in 2018. He is an Eagle Scout, 2-time National Champion Pistol Shooter, scuba diver, and has over 1600 hours in total flight time in 50+ different types of aircraft; 500+ of those hours in Warbirds. Hunter is a CAF and AOPA Member, and is a frequent Oshkosh AirVenture flyer. He has flown in airshows all over the country, and lives to fly and share aviation with the upcoming generation.
Devyn Reiley, Manager
Devyn is a Manager at Texas Aviation Academy. She schedules students, ensures the planes are ready to fly, creates and oversees TAA's website and social media pages, and cares for the facility as needed. She is earning her Instrument Rating, and will be heading off soon to fly for the Air Force Reserves.
Shana McGuire, Administrative
Shana is our administrative assistant and helps aid in maintaining billing and scheduling. She is currently working on her Bachelors in Psychology/Forensic Psychology from Texas State University – Go Cats! With a background in Oil & Gas for many years, Shana is also Secretary on the board for the NACE (National Association of Corrosion Engineers) San Antonio section. She currently resides in New Braunfels by way of Corpus Christi, Texas with her husband and more animals than she cares to admit to anyone out loud.
Karl Erbskorn, Hangar Manager
Karl was born aspiring to be involved in aviation. He started his aviation career with TAA in September 2019 by washing airplanes and sweeping floors. He has helped us with polishing our 3 bare aluminum Warbirds, and is currently working towards his Instrument Rating after getting his Private Pilot"s certificate on his 17th birthday (the minimum age). Karl is also working towards his A&P license. Karl's hobbies include: shooting sporting clays with his dad, working on cars and trucks, and flying on the weekends with his father.
Tigercat, Hangar Cat Extraordinaire
Tigercat has spent his entire life at TAA . He is a professional napper, bird and mouse chaser, and keeps the airplanes safe at night.