Greg Hudson named interim jetport manager for Raleigh Exec

Apr. 22, 2013 @ 01:22 PM

Greg Hudson has been named interim jetport manager for Raleigh Exec: The Raleigh Executive Jetport at Sanford-Lee County.

He succeeds Brad Womble, who resigned late last month after his family decided to relocate.

Hudson brings an extensive aviation background to his new position. He spent 17 years managing the corporate flight department for a large, international company and two decades before that serving as pilot for a passenger airline.

He currently is a flight examiner for airplane and helicopter pilots through the Federal Aviation Administration's Flight Standards District Office in Greensboro. In that role, he provides practical tests for pilots seeking a range of FAA licenses and ratings.

The North Carolina native holds the Airline Transport Pilot license for airplanes and helicopters — essentially a commercial license for larger aircraft — as well as the Airframe and Powerplant and Inspection Authorization certifications required for aircraft mechanics.

Hudson began his tenure by thanking the local community for supporting Raleigh Exec and helping shape its future.

"It is a privilege to have been asked to serve our aviation community here at Raleigh Exec," says Hudson. "I look forward to working with everyone to continue growing and developing this gem of an airport. In many ways, this is a sleeping giant. It's already one of the top general aviation airports and, with some of the projects ahead, Raleigh Exec has an exciting future."

Raleigh Exec (airport code: TTA) serves corporate and recreational flights into Sanford, Raleigh and the entire Research Triangle region. It is home to the Wings of Carolina Flying Club, more than a half dozen companies and a Federal Aviation Administration Written Test Center, and is designated as a reliever airport for Raleigh-Durham International (RDU).