Management Team

David Lomakin  Founder | President

Since the age of 5, David has had a passion for flying. This passion became more apparent at the age of 14, when he obtained a job to pay for his flying lessons at John Wayne Airport. He went on to attain his Commercial and Airline Transport Certificates by the age of 21. With a degree in Commercial Aviation, various FAA Type Ratings and FAA Check Airman Authorizations, he founded Regency Air in 1997. After managing the company as President, and holding positions as Director of Operations, FAA Check Airman, and Chief Pilot, David retired from the day to day operations of the Company while continuing to serve as Chief Executive Officer, and as an active Line Captain with over 16,000 Hours of Flight Experience.

Nicki Worley  Vice President

Nicki has always had a passion for Aerospace and interacting with people. Nicki graduated with her Bachelor’s of Arts in Communications with an Emphasis in Public Relations from Biola University. Before working at Regency Air, she worked in the Human Resources office at Biola. Nicki not only manages both the Finance and Office departments, but she also oversees that the operations for the company are running smoothly. She helps to ensure that you receive excellent service from your first phone call to Regency Air, until you disembark the jet. 

David Smith   Assistant Chief Pilot

As long as David Smith can remember, he has always had a passion for aviation. He travelled extensively throughout the world before deciding at age 18, to make flying his career. Going to college full time at the University of Colorado at Boulder, he spent his weekends pursuing his passion for aviation. During this time he learned the importance of integrity, hard work and excellent customer service. After college, he flight instructed for 5 years and flew a Kingair for the California Department of Agriculture before flying for an airline for 5 years in Houston, Texas. Referred to as "Capt'n Dave" by the people who know him, he brings more than 8000+ total and 4000+ jet hours of experience to Regency Air.

Michael Maxwell   Assistant Director of Maintenance

Michael has been with Regency Air since 2015. He holds an A&P Certificate, Robinson Helicopter Training certificate, and earned his Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration. Michael served in the United States Marine Core from 2004-2011. During his service, he worked on F/A-18 Hornets and was a reservist. After serving in the Marine Core, Michael transitioned to the private sector, where he did component repair, overhaul, and development at Honeywell and then new parts production and development at Parker Hannifin. Michael lives in Irvine with his wife and 3 children.

Jerry Hansen  Assistant Director of Operations

Joining the Regency Air Team, Jerry Hansen boasts more than 46 years of experience in corporate flight department and charter operations.  He holds an ATP certificate more than 10,000 total flying hours.  Jerry has been Director of Operations and Chief Pilot for large Charter Operators with small and large corporate aircraft.  Jerry brings many decades of  aviation knowledge to the Regency Team. As an aviator, jerry promotes excellence in aircraft and Flight Crew Management, TSA and Drug and alcohol training and audits.