The Board of Directors is a volunteer staff serving the mission of Warrior Flight Team, 501(c)(3).
Doug Woodley is the Warrior Flight Team Board President. A native of Pensacola, Florida, and son of a Naval Aviator, Doug was commissioned in 1999. Assigned flight training at NAS Pensacola he earned his wings in 2000 and has flown numerous military aircraft. He was carrier qualified in the EA-6B Prowler and deployed aboard the USS Nimitz and John Stennis. He has over 1600 flight hours, including 450 hours in combat operations in Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom. He currently resides in the Washington DC area and is the narrator and coordinator for the Warrior Flight Team.
Doug uses his experience as a military officer to ensure the needs of today's veterans are well represented. As the team's media relations representative, he is able to capitalize on his experience as a published writer to raise awareness to Warrrior Flight Team's mission. He also is the voice of the Warrior Flight Team at air shows throughout the nation.
Doug has a Master's degree in Public Administrations from American Military University.
Frank Menditch serves as Treasurer of Warrior Flight Team. Mr. Menditch began his flying career in Air Force ROTC. He remains an active Commercial Pilot and volunteers with Angel Flight-Mid Atlantic. Angel Flight pilots volunteer their time, aircraft and fuel to fly needy patients for medical treatment at no cost to the patient.
Mr. Menditch has more than thirty years of experience in the Heating and Air Conditioning industry. He was one of the founders, operating officer and board member of American Residential Services (NYSE: ARS). Prior to ARS, Mr. Menditch was President/CEO of General Heating Engineering Co. General Heating was the largest and leading provider of Heating, Air Conditioning, Manufactured Fireplaces and service in the Washington DC, Baltimore and Richmond, VA areas.
Frank also serves on the Talbot County, Maryland Interfaith Emergency Homeless Shelter board. He is also an officer of Temple B’nai Israel a reform Jewish Congregation in Easton, MD.
Mr. Menditch is a board member of Plus One Solutions, an Orlando, Florida based company that provides service management and solutions to Fortune 500 companies. He is general partner of Menditch Investments; a family based commercial real estate development partnership. He is also managing partner of Godby Redevelopment, a real estate developer of Charter Schools in Indianapolis.
Mr. Menditch is a graduate of the University of Maryland.
Naomi Wadsworth graduated from the University of Northern Colorado with a BA in Anthropology and an MBA from Mary Mount University. In 1982 Sweetpea, along with several other pilots, formed the National Warplane Museum in Geneseo, NY. She started flying the smaller museum aircraft to airshows and as time went by added an instrument rating and hours in a Beech 18 and Piper Aztec. In the 1990’s Sweetpea obtained a B-17 type rating. In 2003 she was hired to fly a Lear 31 from New York to Florida and the Bahamas. In recent years she received her DC-3 and DC-3S type rating flying cargo for a company out of Opa Locka, FL.
Sweetpea has continued to expanded from pilot to airshow Airboss to a year round commitment to the museum. She is also responsible for finding acts for the National Warplane Museum's annual air show and for all its safety and waiver compliance. She flies many of the museum aircraft, but the world famous C-47 “W-7”, a veteran of the D Day invasion, is where she spend most of my time.