Claudia Childs is the owner of Little Bird Airways, a Certified Flight Instructor and commercial pilot. She has a multi-engine rating as well as a seaplane rating.
Claudia spent twenty-five years serving on the Buffalo Police Department. She was the first woman to achieve the rank of Inspector and the first female Chief of Detectives. After her retirement several years ago, she re-kindled her passion for flying, bought an airplane, and formed her aviation company, Little Bird Airways.
Kelly joined Little Bird Airways in 2021, and specializes in tailwheel instruction.
Originally from Buffalo, Kelly now splits his time between New York and Alaska. When not instructing, Kelly works for an air taxi service and as a mountain guide.
On his days off, he enjoys climbing and flying his 1947 Piper Super Cruiser.