Meet the Team

A small, boutique aviation consulting firm located in Tucson, Arizona.  Founded in 2008, we have been providing quality services in Arizona and nationwide....

Contract Pilots and Specialty Flight Training

Paul Besing

Sonoran Wings Aviation

Paul started flying in 1994, after scraping student loan funds together and got his Private Pilot's License in 1996.  Furthered his career in the U.S. Army, as an AH64D Apache helicopter pilot.  He has worked as a flight instructor in Part 141 and Part 61 schools.  He has corporate Part 91 experience, as well as demanding single pilot IFR Part 135 cargo operations.  His flying passion is cross country soaring in gliders throughout the southwest. 

Sonoran Wings is our partner school with an impressive inventory of aircraft and full time instructors.  From training aircraft such as a Cessna 172, Piper Cherokee, Mooney M20, etc, there are many options to training and other flight services.  See them online at 

"At Desert Air, our mantra is Professionalism and Safety.  Trust our staff to provide you the best possible service for your airplane and your training needs"

Jennifer Treese

Paul Besing, Founder, Desert Air Pilot Services, LLC

Jennifer’s interest in aviation started at an early age. She started flying in 2008, after saving money for many years. Jennifer completed her Private Pilot Certificate in less than five months. She continued on with her training and is now a Certified Flight Instructor. Jennifer also holds a Bachelor of Science in Aeronautical Management Technology and a Master of Science in Aeronautical Science. Jennifer has experience in airport administration and fixed based operators. She currently serves on the board of the Tucson Chapter of the Ninety-Nines, an International Organization of Women Pilots. She loves flying tailwheel aircraft and flying to off airport locations.