Rob Ceravolo

Rob Ceravolo is a Fort Lauderdale native and University of Florida graduate with a degree in business.  A Navy fighter pilot with 10 years of active duty, Rob was awarded two Air Medals for missions flying the F-14 Tomcat in support of Operation IRAQI FREEDOM.  After two aircraft carrier deployments and a transition to the F-18E Super Hornet,  Rob transferred to shore duty to become an Adversary Instructor in the F-5N in Key West, FL.  While still on active duty, Rob attended the Navy’s prestigious TOPGUN Fighter Weapons School Adversary course, returning to his squadron as an air combat instructor.  Transitioning to the Naval Reserves in 2011, Rob became the CEO of Tropic Ocean Airways.  Happy to be back to his hometown of Fort Lauderdale, Rob shares his time between the  demands of running the airline, flying Navy fighter jets as a Reservist, and spending time with his lovely wife, Takhmina.

Nick Veltre
VP/Director of Operations

Vice President, Director of Operations, Line Pilot, A&P

Nick spent six years in the United States Marine Corps.  During his service to our country, Nick flew missions a Crew Chief on CH-53E helicopters. As a member of the Marine Expedition Unit, Nick flew many humanitarian relief missions over the South Pacific.
As a civilian, Nick has earned Flight Instructor ratings (CFI, CFII, and MEI) in both land aircraft and seaplanes. Nick’s love of seaplanes began when he instructed at the world famous Jack Brown’s Seaplane Base in Winter Haven, Florida. Instructors from Jack Brown’s are sought after world-wide to fulfill a wide and exciting range of seaplane experiences.  When he’s not flying or enjoying the remarkable experience of being part of the start- up of Tropic Ocean Airways, Nick enjoys celebrating Pasta Sundays by cooking for his wife Jayme, their daughter Sadie, and son Cooper. But their favorite part of Pasta Sunday is watching their very spotted dog, Chance, beg for just a bite of the perfect pasta.

The Flytropic Team

Customer Service Lead

Tina Hyman

VIP Concierge Lead

Estefania Montalvo


Jason SchmidtCFO
Steve LopezDirector of Maintenance
Mike RitziDirector of New Business
Stephanie GrebinarDirector of Sales
Danny CookDirector of Safety


Holt Lindenberger
Kevin Nieto
Ricardo Bock Santos
Oscar HernandezOperations Coordinator Manager
Ken WhitePilot Training Director
Brian SilverAssistant Director of Safety
Randy Johns Assistant Chief Pilot
James Wagner JrChief Pilot
Pierro Fero

Regional Account Manager

Kristine-Marie FennellOutside Sales Support Specialist


Tahkmina Ceravolo
Hugh O'Neil
Jayme Veltre


Paulo Gago
Robson Costa
John Ludena
Jim Rowe


Kristina Smith
Leslie Austin
Michael Marshall


Jack Vold

Cargo & Logistics Specialist

John K.

Guest Services

Ericka Perez
Francisco Leon
Robert Peters