Omni Air Transport Awarded WYVERN Flight Leader Certificate


Nashua, New Hampshire – WYVERN is pleased to announce Omni Air Transport of Tulsa Oklahoma as the newest Certified Flight Leader! The innovative Flight Leader Program focuses less on regular auditing, and more on SMS effectiveness, as well as human factors and organizational culture (areas involved in 70-80% of mishaps, but are often not well understood, and often not well addressed).  Operators are coached by industry veterans in a progressive, quarterly self-assessment and validation cycle with the intent of enhancing safety culture. The program provides pathways for operators of every level of advancement, ultimately culminating in the pinnacle of the program, the Flight Leader Certification. Further, the program allows the operator to initially gain new and/or maintain existing Wingman certification without on-site audits.

“WYVERN celebrates Omni Air Transport’s accomplishment. To be recognized as a Certified Flight Leader, a Wingman Operator must demonstrate effective management of critical human and organizational factors that are often cited as contributing or causal in serious incidents and accidents. The operator must also provide evidence of ongoing monitoring of their safety culture to ensure it remains positive and enduring. These commendable attributes, along with an effective SMS, are monitored and assessed quarterly by a WYVERN Flight Leader Coach to prevent performance drift,” says Sonnie Bates, CEO, WYVERN Ltd.

“We are delighted to receive the WYVERN Flight Leader certification. At Omni Air Transport, our team works tirelessly to improve our Safety Management System and Safety Culture. For their effectiveness to be further recognized by an industry-leader in WYVERN is an achievement we are certainly proud of. The quarterly discussions with our WYVERN Flight Leader Coach go a long way toward our continuous improvement efforts, and we look forward to continuing with this program well into the future,” remarked Mike Skow, President and CEO of Omni Air Transport.

While numerous operators have joined the program in the last 12 months, Omni Air Transport is among the initial cadre of operators to be awarded the certificate, having demonstrated effectiveness across all necessary areas of the program.

Please join us in congratulating Omni Air Transport on their achievement of this evolutionary step in safety and safety culture.

Learn more about WYVERN’s Flight Leader Program

About WYVERN: WYVERN Ltd is the leader in aviation safety risk management and training. Building on its 30-year reputation for delivering value to the aviation community, WYVERN ensures operational excellence through its flagship Wingman and Flight Leader Programs. WYVERN’s EXACT Program is a comprehensive and professional safety certification program for UAS end-users and operators. WYVERN’s Safety Leader Training Course™ provides the education and training that enables professionals to skillfully achieve operational excellence in any aviation organization.

About Omni Air Transport:  Omni Air Transport is a world-leading private aviation company with nearly 40 years’ experience in aircraft charter and management. Founded in 1983, the company is centrally based in Tulsa, OK with satellite bases across the United States. Omni Air Transport’s commitment to safety is evidenced by the highly experienced team and recognized among the top 1% of its peers for safety accreditations including: Argus Platinum, Wyvern Wingman, IS-BAO Stage III, SMSVP Participant, and Department of Defense Preferred Charter Operator. The modern, Wi-Fi-equipped fleet, pristine cabins, and 24/7 concierge service is the reason clients confidently charter with Omni Air Transport. To learn more about the company, visit