Bryan “Doc” Holliday, advisor at Velocity R Aviation.
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BRYAN “DOC” HOLLIDAY

ADVISOR

Born and raised in Tulsa Oklahoma, Bryan “Doc” Holliday grew up with flying in his family. His father and both grandfathers were licensed pilots as well as aircraft owners, so aviation was a big part of his upbringing. Doc begin his flying at Oklahoma State University and upon completion took a job as a CFI, CFII and MEI in Addison Texas. From there he worked for Express Airlines I (d/b/a Northwest Airlink), flying the Saab 340 and Jetstream 3100. 1998 saw Doc realize his dream job after being hired at American Airlines. 

In his 25 plus years there he has flown the DC9-80, B727, B737, B757, B767, B777 and B787. Additionally, Doc was based in Tulsa for a time as one of American’s test pilots on the B777 and B737. From there he accepted a position as a Chief Pilot in DFW followed by a job as Senior Manager Programing and Flight Operations. After his time in management, Doc moved into a role as a Check Pilot on the B737, a position he is currently serving in today. He also volunteered as a member of the Allied Pilots Association Safety team as an ASAP committee member and served as party representative on high profile NTSB investigation.

 Throughout his career, Doc has made himself available to work with and mentor anyone excited about pursuing an aviation career. Having mentored many people from high school, through their journey to airlines or corporate jobs, Doc has a proven track record of giving back and improving the profession and industry. He is married to Karen, who worked as a flight attendant for 12 years, and they split their time between Texas and Colorado. Together they have two grown children, twins, Garrett and Grace.