William Byrd first caught the flying bug at the age of five when his father, a former Marine Corps Aviator, took him up for his first flight. He has been hooked ever since and joined the Carolina Aircraft team during his last semester in college. William earned his Bachelor of Science in Business and Entrepreneurship from UNC Greensboro. He also received disciplinary honors for his research in cyber/electronic operations and warfare from the Lloyd International Honors College. He served as the president of the Collegiate Entrepreneurs Organization and council member to the Entrepreneurship Cross-Disciplinary Program at the University, and continues to be active in the entrepreneurship community. William is an instrument-rated pilot and specializes in “classic” Bonanzas and Barons. Will also provides various administrative, sales support, and marketing for Carolina Aircraft. When Will isn’t taking to the skies he enjoys traveling, motorcycling, and real estate investing. Will is conversant in German and Spanish.