Mal Beckham, a graduate of Purdue University, is an instrument rated, commercial pilot. He is rated in single and multi engine airplanes with a type rating for single pilot operations in a citation jet. He has over 12,000 hours of flight time. Mal is chief pilot for P.F. Flyers, Inc. A member of the Western NC Pilots Association, a board member of the Western NC Pilots Association Scholarship Fund, and free lance flight instructor, he joined SouthWings in April 2006 and volunteers flying SouthWings’ Cessna 182 on local and regional flights. Mal lives in Fletcher, NC. In addition to his love of flying he also loves word games and crossword puzzles.
Mal no longer flies for SouthWings; however, his years of dedicated service have earned him Honorary Emeritus status.