Clear Sky Ltd. was founded by Wayne Mansfield; a third generation aviator and business man whose family have been aviation entrepreneurs since 1929. In 1952, Mansfield’s father, Harley Mansfield, founded Aviad®, perhaps the worlds best known Aerial Media brand. Aviad®, the parent company of Clear Sky, has grown to serve clients around the world, including North America, Europe, Africa and China. During the May 2017 Zhengzhou Air Show, Aviad® was honored as the first foreign GA operator permitted by the PRC to fly and orbit overhead a Chinese city. Mansfield himself, flew this historic mission. This deep aviation culture gives Clear Sky management the benefit of first-hand knowledge and in-depth understanding of this specialized market.
Mr. Mansfield is a highly experienced pilot having flown 64 types of aircraft in 23 countries around the globe. He is the winner of multiple aviation awards including the prestigious FAA Wright Brothers Master Pilot Award, and the FAA Good Friend of the Year Award for his work in aviation safety. He is a member of AOPA, EAA, AOPA China, The Shuttlesworth Veteran Aeroplane Society, and the Wings Club of Manhattan. He is also the author of the Aerial Media Code of Conduct©, defining best practices for aerial media operators world-wide. Mansfield is a graduate of Boston University‘s School of Education.