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100 Sky Park Drive
Monterey California
93940-5357 USA
Toll Free
Monterey Area
(831) 373-4151
(831) 373-0225
Our Mission

Del Monte Aviation provides the highest quality service at a fair price, and is recognized for integrity, fairness and responsibility to our customers and to our employees.

Del Monte Aviation recognizes employees as individuals with different interests and abilities. Our goal is to provide each employee with appropriate compensation, good working conditions, opportunities for personal development and advancement consistent with the individual's ability and desire.

Del Monte Aviation expects each employee to perform at their maximum efficiency and for each to treat our customers with courtesy and fairness while always maintaining the integrity of Del Monte Aviation.

Base Operations
Robert B. Buck, President and Principal Owner

Bob Buck is the President and principal owner of Del Monte Aviation. Mr. Buck acquired and redeveloped Monterey’s fifty year old Del Monte Aviation in early 1996, using his more than five thousand pilot hours as a guide.

Mr. Buck’s development of Del Monte Aviation followed many years of activity in real estate development, agribusiness and oil production. He is a founding partner of the Carmel law firm of Heisinger, Buck and Morris. Mr. Buck is active in charitable endeavors, now serving as Vice Chairman of the Buck Institute in Marin County, California, a medical research facility specializing in the problems of aging.

He was the founding president of the Frank and Eva Buck Foundation, which grants college scholarships in Northern California and has been on the Board of the Jeffers Tor House Foundation in Carmel for many years.

Russell Lockwood - General Manager

Russell Lockwood brings over 10 years of general aviation management experience to his new role of General Manager of Del Monte Aviation. Having held management positions with an FBO vendor, an FBO and a Part 91/135 flight department, Russell fully understands every aspect of the FBO business.

Russell holds a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration from the University of Hawaii, is an avid golfer and general sports nut. A native of Monterey, Russell and his wife Angelica have 4 children.

George Taylor - Line Manager

George started at the Monterey Peninsula Airport in 1987 with Monarch Aviation. George earned his experience in aviation with his Air Force military background. George started working for Del Monte Aviation in 1995 as a supervisor and in 1999 became the Line Service Manager. George is responsible for all Line Service at Del Monte Aviation as well as training, scheduling and quality assurance.

Rachel Lynn – Accounting Manager

Rachel has been a vital team member with Del Monte Aviation for 19 years, since the beginning of the current ownership in 1996. Having held several positions in the company, Rachel knows Del Monte Aviation operations well having worked in the accounting, marketing, and customer service departments. Most recently, Rachel “landed” as the Accounting Manager, a positions she has held since 2002. Rachel’s experience helps to ensure your travel experience with Del Monte Aviation a positive one.

Angelica Lockwood – Customer Service Manager

Angelica has been with Del Monte Aviation since 1999. She has over 20 years of customer service experience, with over 13 years in management. Angelica has received numerous awards for her customer service skills

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