Director of Operations
Kevin Roethe fell in love with aviation at an early age, pounding rivets on a float plane in exchange for J-3 Cub flying lessons while in high school. He worked through his ratings while in college, and earned his ATP before Air Force pilot training. Kevin’s first F-16 fighter assignment was to Alaska, where he deployed all over the Pacific, including flying combat in Iraq. Kevin was then selected for and graduated from the USAF Test Pilot School and developed new weapons and tactics for the F-16. He was the Director of Aviation for a natural gas company’s Gulfstream flight department for eight years. Kevin is excited to bring his civilian and military flight and leadership experience to serve the Prime Jet team as the Director of Operations. Meanwhile, he continues to serve part-time as a Colonel in the Air Force Reserve at the Air Force Test Center.