Kira Lang is a young, well educated, professional. She has acquired multiple degrees including an associates in aircrew safety systems technology, a bachelor’s degree in aviation management with a minor in aviation security, and a master’s degree in aviation and space science. She is currently finishing her doctorate in aviation and space science. She received her private pilot’s license when she was 18 years old. She was proudly a third generation member of the Flying Aggies at Oklahoma State where her father and grandfather were prior club members.
Kira has served in the Air National Guard for the past eight years. During training she was selected as a student leader, rising to the top leader position of 600 active duty Air Force and Air National guard students. As an aircrew equipment specialist for an operational F-16 unit, she was recognized as one of only 3 people out of 1500 as a superior performer during the unit’s operational readiness inspection.
As an “Aircraft on Ground” specialist at Omni Air International she excelled at rapidly procuring parts required to get an aircraft back to airworthy status worldwide. Kira has always dreamed of starting her own business with her dad Todd Lang. She has a passion for aviation and has thrived in the industry. In addition to her work with Central Seaplanes she has also taken on the role of Marketing and Event Coordinator with Destinations Aviation Center.
Todd Lang is a combat veteran fighter pilot with 41 years of aviation experience. He has logged more than 12,000 flight hours including combat time over Iraq during Operation Northern Watch and Operation Southern Watch. He is a CFI, CFII, MEI and has been an instructor pilot in the F-16, OV-10, T-38 and the Boeing-727. Currently, he is an international Boeing-767 Captain for a Major US Airline.
He entered the Air Force in 1984 after earning an aviation management bachelor’s degree from Oklahoma State University where he was the Corps Commander of the Air Force ROTC Program. He currently serves on the Oklahoma State University Professional Pilot Advisory Board. Lieutenant Colonel (Retired) Lang also holds a Master’s in Business Administration from Embry Riddle Aeronautical University. He was the Overall Top Gun of the 8th Fighter Wing, the 35th Fighter Squadron and the 309th Fighter Squadron. He was a finalist for the USAF Thunderbirds and accompanied the team on the “Thunder over the Pacific” tour.
His combat-mission ready F-16 assignments included Homestead Air Force Base, Florida; Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea; Luke AFB, Arizona; and Tulsa Air National Guard Base, Oklahoma. He served as an OV-10 Forward Air Controller (Airborne) at Osan AB, Republic of Korea, and Wheeler AFB, Hawaii. During this time he also served as a Joint Terminal Attack Controller and Battalion Air Liaison Officer at Camp Red Cloud, Republic of Korea; Camp Casey, Republic of Korea and Schofield Barracks, Hawaii.
His awards include the Meritorious Service Medal with 2 oak leaf clusters, the Air Medal with 1 oak leaf cluster and the Aerial Achievement Medal with 1 oak leaf cluster. He retired from the Air Force as the commander of Detachment 1, 138th Operations Group at Fort Sill, Oklahoma. In this position, he was the senior U.S. Air Force Representative at Fort Sill leading the cooperative efforts of Air Force Integration training to the U.S. Army’s Fires Center. He was awarded the Honorable Order of Saint Barbara Medal for his leadership at Fort Sill.
SEAMAX FLIGHT INSTRUCTOR
Gabe Cramer has dedicated himself to school and flight training. In doing so he has passed the required checkrides to become a Certified Flight Instructor (CFI) and Certified Flight Instructor Instrument (CFII). He specializes in SEAMAX familiarization and training, being one of the few SEAMAX flight instructors in the United States. He has spent numerous hours in the SEAMAX and has developed a unique understanding of the aircraft. Gabe is a Cirrus Standardized Instructor Pilot (CSIP) and has a High Performance endorsement.
Gabe received a scholarship in music for talents developed while in the Texas Boys Choir. His scholarship enabled him to begin his flight training in college. Since becoming a flight instructor he has enjoyed spending time flying the SEAMAX to 11 states, with the number rising. He is passionate about the SEAMAX and enjoys sharing the SEAMAX experience with others.