Rashid Z. Yahya

Title: President and Chief Executive Officer
Company: Pacific States Aviation Inc.
Location: Concord, California, United States

Rashid Z. Yahya, President and Chief Executive Officer at Pacific States Aviation Inc., has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Executives for dedication, achievements, and leadership in aviation services.
Having accrued more than two and a half decades of inimitable expertise in his chosen field, Mr. Yahya has garnered a laudable reputation as the president and chief executive officer of Pacific States Aviation Inc., since 2011. Established in 1946 and based in San Francisco, California, PSA Inc. boasts an exceptional staff of flight instructors and a stellar record of accomplishment in creating qualified pilots. A prolific entrepreneur, Mr. Yahya has personally founded and presided over three companies in the field of aviation education, maintenance, and management, including AIRhop. Inc.
Well-regarded for his indelible contributions to the field, Mr. Yahya has earned various accolades. Among them, he was recognized as the Flight Instructor of the Year by the Oakland Flight Standards District Office of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for the year 2015 to 2016. Additionally, Mr. Yahya earned an award from the Contra Coast County board of supervisors for his contributions to safety management, as well as recognition from the county’s aviation advisory committee. In accounting for his standout success, he credits his ability to take ownership of everything he does, as well as his firm commitment to finding a solution to every complication and failure.
Having long been interested in the field of aviation, Mr. Yahya drew inspiration from the example of his brother, who is also a pilot. To prepare for his professional journey, he attended the Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, India, where he attained a Bachelor of Arts in civil engineering in 1992. Eminently qualified in his vocation, Mr. Yahya was certified by the FAA as a Gold Seal flight instructor and as a chief flight instructor by the FAA Part 141 Professional Flight Academy.
To remain aware of developments in his field, Mr. Yahya maintains his affiliation with several pertinent organizations. Among them, he is a member of the Aircraft Owners Pilot Association, the Experimental Aircraft Association, the National Business Aviation Association, the National Association of Flight Instructors, and the Society of Aviation and Flight Educators. Looking toward the future, Mr. Yahya aspires to build upon various advances in technology surrounding the transportation industry, and continue focusing his efforts on expanding the scope of AIRhop Inc.


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