Tom Arnold


Tom’s love for flying began many years ago with a flight to Catalina Island in a 1965 Piper Comanche. He was 18 years old when he got his pilot's license, and soon after that, Tom and his father bought the very same Comanche. He flew that airplane all over the country, but most importantly, on his first date with his wife...back to Catalina!

Tom took a break from flying while living on the East Coast. However, when he and his family moved back to San Diego, he picked it up again. He joined the oldest flying club in the country, San Diego Flyers, and relentlessly flew their Bonanza and Cessna 210. After a few years, he purchased a 2006 Cirrus SR22 with a good friend. A little over two years ago, he heard the unmistakable sound of a turbine engine as a Meridian taxied behind his hangar. Not long after, he purchased one of his own and never looked back.

Tom and his wife, Brenda, have been happily married for 34 years. They have two children and recently welcomed a grandson! Their daughter lives with her family in San Diego, and their son is entering his second year of graduate school at Harvard University, where he studies data science. Brenda and Tom live in Coronado, CA.

In 2009, Brenda and Tom started a safety consulting firm in Coronado, focusing primarily on utilities, utility contractors, and renewable energy contractors. They currently have a team of about 50 people located across the country.

Tom flies whenever he can, whether for business, adventure, or Angel Flight.