Hap Endler, a graduate of Appalachian State University, served in the U.S. Navy as a naval aviator. He met SouthWings’ founder Hume Davenport in a local coffee shop where he says, with a wink, Hume “strong armed me into SouthWings.” Hap enjoys flying to put passengers in a position to help the mountains and wetlands of the Southeast. He owns a Cessna 182 and is based out of the Asheville Airport in North Carolina. His wife Julia, an artist and musician, enjoys flying to the Bahamas. Hap enjoys travel and has flown in Africa, Alaska, and the western backcountry. His most recent adventure was a kayak trip in Bhutan. Hap is the co-owner of Camp Rockmont, a summer camp for boys located in Black Mountain, North Carolina.