Commemorative Air Force Selects Henry Coates as New President

July 30th, 2018

Last week in Oshkosh, the Commemorative Air Force’s General Staff selected Henry “Hank” Coates to serve as the new President/CEO of the organization, effective immediately.


Coates has over 34-years of professional experience, including 23 years of service as a naval officer, aviator and flight instructor in the U.S. Navy. In 2012, Coates became the President of Aerosim AFA, a multi-million-dollar flight training operation, where he built a team that delivered top-notch flight training to those seeking to become professional airline pilots. It was in that role that Coates became passionate about attracting more people to the field of aviation.