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100 Sky Park Drive
Monterey California
93940-5357 USA
Toll Free
Monterey Area
(831) 373-4151
(831) 373-0225
Our Mission

Del Monte Aviation provides the highest quality service at a fair price, and is recognized for integrity, fairness and responsibility to our customers and to our employees.

Del Monte Aviation recognizes employees as individuals with different interests and abilities. Our goal is to provide each employee with appropriate compensation, good working conditions, opportunities for personal development and advancement consistent with the individual's ability and desire.

Del Monte Aviation expects each employee to perform at their maximum efficiency and for each to treat our customers with courtesy and fairness while always maintaining the integrity of Del Monte Aviation.

Base Operations
Robert B. Buck, President and Principal Owner

Bob Buck is the President and principal owner of Del Monte Aviation. Mr. Buck acquired and redeveloped Monterey’s fifty year old Del Monte Aviation in early 1996, using his more than five thousand pilot hours as a guide.

Mr. Buck’s development of Del Monte Aviation followed many years of activity in real estate development, agribusiness and oil production. He is a founding partner of the Carmel law firm of Heisinger, Buck and Morris. Mr. Buck is active in charitable endeavors, now serving as Vice Chairman of the Buck Institute in Marin County, California, a medical research facility specializing in the problems of aging.

He was the founding president of the Frank and Eva Buck Foundation, which grants college scholarships in Northern California and has been on the Board of the Jeffers Tor House Foundation in Carmel for many years.

George Taylor - Operations Manager

George started at the Monterey Peninsula Airport in 1986 with Monarch Aviation. George earned his experience in aviation with his Air Force military background. George started working for Del Monte Aviation in 1995 as a supervisor and in 1999 became the Line Service Manager. George is responsible for all Line Service at Del Monte Aviation as well as training, scheduling and quality assurance.

Suzanne M. Johnson - Customer Service Manager

Suzanne has been with Del Monte Aviation since 2016. She comes to Del Monte Aviation with over 20 years of Corporate Aviation and Luxury Resort Hospitality experience. During her time in aviation she assisted her FBO in reaching the PRASE Survey’s coveted #1 spot. Her love and passion for aviation’s history, past and present, is evident.

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