About Us

As former VP of Sales and Marketing for OuterLink Corp., Jeff Warner drove the development of the cockpit voice and video recorder and the Multi Function Data Acquisition Unit for accessing and recording flight data. In the fall of 2010, Warner collaborated with Metro Aviation President and owner Mike Stanberry to form NORTH Flight Data Systems, LLC. This successful collaboration initiated the purchase of OuterLink’s Flight Data Systems assets.

NORTH Flight Data Systems is headquartered in Shreveport, LA.


Jeffery Warner, President and CEO of NORTH Flight Data Systems, LLC® has been dedicated to aviation since 1979. He has benefited from a career working for Bell Helicopter® and Eurocopter® as well as gaining the small operator experience flying in the Metropolitan New York area. Prior to forming NORTH FDS®, Jeff served as VP of Sales and Marketing at OuterLink® for 7 years. There, he expanded the products and services far beyond simple satellite tracking and drove the development of the OuterLink® Voice and Video Recorder with Metro Aviation® as well as the Flight Data System with PHI®. Throughout his career, Jeff has always believed that the company’s job is not just to provide a well engineered product, but rather to deliver a total package of hardware and services that provide customers with the actual tools they need to have a direct and positive impact on their operations and bottom line.

Jeff Warner earned his BSBA degree from The University of Denver and an MBA from Rutgers University. He holds both Private Pilot Airplane and Commercial Rotorcraft ratings.

 

Mike Stanberry, Chairman of NORTH FDS, also serves as President and CEO of Metro Aviation, Inc.® and has been Metro's sole owner since its inception in 1982. Mike has remained committed to a simple, involved management style beginning with Metro's first customer. This basic business practice has been the key to Metro's success as an international leader in the air medical industry. Mike's undying persistence with regard to safety is personified in his mantra: "For safety to exist, it must be a way of life." His dedication to safety was recognized by industry leaders as the recipient of the JIM CHARLSON AWARD. Mike was honored with this award, which recognizes an individual who has made significant contributions to the overall enhancement, development or promotion of aviation and aviation safety within the air medical transport community, at the Air Medical Transport Conference in October 2009.

Mike is a graduate of Louisiana State University and has held a private pilot’s license since 1973.