Angela brings over 20 years of administrative and client relationship experience to White Eagle Aerospace. As Administrative Director, she is a multitasking pro who juggles an endless stream of administrative duties. She loves connecting with people and she is the first point of contact for our new and existing clients. Besides supporting our team members and clients, she also maintains our website and print media, helps facilitate training events, provides tech support and uses her tenacious research skills to find creative solutions for our company.
Before joining White Eagle Aerospace in 2011, Angela spent many years in the banking industry, working for two of the top financial companies in the world. Her additional time spent in customer service, administrative work and small business work has prepared her well for her current role at White Eagle Aerospace. Just prior to joining the WEA team, she spent one unforgettable year as a nanny for her nephew.
In her spare time, Angela loves practicing yoga, reading, traveling, hiking, biking and exploring the great outdoors.
Phyllis brings 48+ years of business and administration experience to White Eagle Aerospace. As Executive Director, she stands beside her husband, Terry, as the face of our company. With her positive and upbeat demeanor, she maintains warm, caring relationships with our clients, students and instructors. Her well-honed organizational skills keep our business running smoothly as she performs countless executive tasks. Phyllis is lovingly known, in and out of the business, as the quintessential “Mother Hen”.
After graduating from Skadron Business College with an Executive Secretarial degree, she held several administrative positions. Just prior to beginning her career as a homemaker, she worked as a secretary in the STANDARD Missile Program Office at General Dynamics in Pomona, CA. It was there she met Terry, who was working as an engineer and they married shortly thereafter.
Prior to the launch of White Eagle Aerospace, Phyllis ran several home-based businesses.While raising their five children, she’s remained especially active in her local church and community. In her spare time, she loves soaking up the Arizona sunshine, enjoying her 8 precious grandchildren, researching her family’s genealogy, reading, crafting, quilting and traveling with her husband.
J. Terry White is president and CEO of White Eagle Aerospace. His desire to share the joy of flight, combined with his exuberance for teaching and his love of all things aerospace, culminated in the formation of the company.
Terry’s 48 years of professional aerospace experience includes the NASA Space Shuttle Program, NASA X-43A Flight Project, the United States Navy STANDARD Missile Program and numerous proprietary consulting projects. During his extensive professional career, he has served on the engineering technical staff of Rockwell International, General Dynamics Corporation, Hughes Missile Systems Company, NASA Dryden Flight Research Center and Raytheon Missile Systems. Terry also is a senior member of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA).
In 2009, Terry completed his industrial career as manager of the Aerodynamics Department in the Guidance, Navigation, and Control Center at Raytheon Missile Systems in Tucson, Arizona. In this capacity, he was responsible for all aerodynamics work performed at the world’s largest tactical missile producer. He concluded his work with Raytheon in 2010 as a Senior Engineering Fellow in Aerodynamics.
Terry has authored more than 180 technical papers on a wide variety of aeroscience and aerospace subjects. His teaching credentials include 15 years as an instructor in the Aerospace Engineering Department of the California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, 10 years as an instructor in the professional development program at Raytheon and 10 years developing and teaching courses at White Eagle Aerospace. Those who have taken his courses say that he brings an uncommon passion and extensive technical knowledge to the training environment.
Terry is particularly well-known for his inspiring aerospace history presentations, which are intense, technically relevant reviews of historically significant events in United States aerospace history. He has lectured extensively on aerospace history topics at the USAF Test Pilot School, the Society of Experimental Test Pilots, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, academia and industry. He also serves as a motivational keynote speaker for aerospace conferences, business functions, commemorative events, public service organizations, special interest groups and private business.
Terry and his wife Phyllis reside in Oro Valley, Arizona. They are the happy parents of five remarkable children and the grateful grandparents of eight lively grandchildren.