When you fly with Outer Banks Airlines, you can rest assured that you’re in good hands from take-off to touch-down. That’s because we hand-select only the most skilled and experienced pilots for our team. Our founder Charlie Snow has more than 35 years of experience as a professional pilot. In fact, most of our pilots are career pilots – several with decades of experience – and all of our pilots have been thoroughly vetted for safety, experience and performance. If you have any questions or concerns about the men and women in the cockpit, feel free to contact us for more information.
Pilots & Staff
Our Founder and Director of Operations, Charlie Snow, has been flying since the young age of 14 and flying professionally for over 35 years. After graduating from Virginia Tech, Charlie began his career with the FAA in Atlanta, Georgia. In 1988, he and his family moved to Roanoke Island where he later became a project manager/engineer for Cape Hatteras National Seashore, as well as a Park Service pilot.
After retiring from the government, Charlie began flying charter flights and tours full time. In 2007 he founded Outer Banks Air Charters, now known as Outer Banks Airlines. Today, Charlie enjoys doing what he does best – flying – and he loves taking folks up for their first flight.
When Charlie isn’t in the air, he also enjoys working on clocks, cycling, singing, dining out, traveling and spending time with his family.
Our Chief Pilot Michael Groothousen began his career in the military. Groot started as an Air Defense Artilleryman in the Virginia Army National Guard in 1998 before being discharged to attend the U.S. Naval Academy. After graduation in 2004, he was selected for flight training in Pensacola, FL and Corpus Christi, TX. After earning his coveted Wings of Gold in 2006, Groot was assigned to Helicopter Anti-Submarine Light Squadron 42 in Mayport, FL flying the SH-60B Seahawk including a 2008-09 combat deployment to Iraq. After his tour at HSL-42, Groot went back to the Naval Academy as a Company Officer and instructor, responsible for the professional development of over 150 Midshipmen. Eventually he found himself back in the Norfolk area at US Fleet Forces Command as a Fleet Watch Officer.
Groot left active duty in 2016 and began flight instructing at Horizon Flight Center in Chesapeake before signing on as a contractor with Phoenix Air Group Flying Learjets out of Newport News, VA in 2018. In March 2021, he joined the OBX Air team as the Chief Pilot overseeing the training and certification of all our Outer Banks Air pilots.
When he isn’t flying, Groot enjoys spending time with his family, building legos and models, general tinkering projects around the house, and trying to figure out where his hair went.
Mike Enloe joined Outer Banks Airlines in April of 2021 as a pilot. After graduating from the United States Naval Academy, Mike earned his Wings of Gold as a US Naval Aviator and helicopter pilot flying the venerable MH-60S “Knighthawk” helicopter. Since leaving the Navy in 2019, Mike has taken on a job as a local operations planner and consultant.
When not in the air, Mike enjoys spending time with his wife and daughter, working in the garden, and playing soccer. Mike is also a small business owner, teaching martial arts and self defense classes to the Hampton Roads area.
“I’ve been looking for opportunities to continue flying since I left the Navy. I’m blessed that Outer Banks Airlines had openings for pilots, and look forward to getting our clients where they need to go!”
Jennica joined Outer Banks Airlines in June 2020, assuming the position of Office Manager. In addition to the back office work required to keep OBXA in the air, she also manages client reservations and ensures customer satisfaction.
When not on the phone with clients or working in the office, Jennica enjoys spending her time with her three children and her husband (a pilot and flight instructor.) She also loves plants (specifically helping pollinators), animals, family tent camping and attending music festivals. Over the years, she has been a principal in two small businesses, earned her certification in Occupational Therapy, and worked in environments where she used her skills to assist those with special needs.
“I am excited to bring my experience and background into the aviation industry. I enjoy dynamic and fulfilling interactions with other people, and I have certainly found that here.”
Rebecca Arnold moved to the Outer Banks in the middle of October, 2020. She is a single mother of an 18-year-old son, Hunter, and a 21-year-old daughter, Taylor.
Rebecca brings with her 11 years of experience in owning and operating her own business, and many other skills that a small business utilizes.
When not answering telephones, making reservations and planning for Outer Banks Airlines, she is spending her extra time settling into her new home and organizing. She enjoys walks on the beach with her two dogs Khloe and Mei. Of course, that is easy when you’re only a 15-minute walk away! She also enjoys concerts, music festivals, and live shows.
When asked about joining Outer Banks Airlines, she says “I was really looking for a family-run, small business that is growing. It was important for me to work for a company like that, other than a huge corporation. I’m really glad that I was able to find that here.”