My name is Corey Dombrowski. I have been with the VA since it first started back in 2015. I am a former military member, and a fellow avation enthusiast. I have had many roles over my time here including the CFI, the SLC Hub Manager, as well as the COO. I am excited to work with everyone and anyone that has the same passion as I do in the aviation world. You can find me on discord or email me at email@example.com. See you in the skies!
I've been working with airplanes in some capacity for quite a while, 45 years. I spent 4 years in the US Navy working on the deck of the nuclear carrier USS Nimtitz working on radar and navigation systems of Grumman A-6E attack aircraft. When I got out I started my career in the computer industry. Started with mainframes and then eventually PC's came out and with that, Microsoft Flight Sim. Been with that sim since the beginning, that is until they decided to quit it. It was then I jumped to the X-Plane sim, where I am now. I am one of the youngest, oldest guys here, hence the nickname given to me by Steven of "OG" (Old Guy). I am one of those geeks that has done pretty much anything and everything with a computer. If you have any questions about Delta Virtual Human Resources, sims or questions in general, feel free to drop me a line via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or catch me in Discord.
I've been interested in flight since a very young age. I grew up a mile away from the local municipal airport and would watch planes practice in the pattern for hours. I took my discovery flight at age 15 and took my first pilot lessons before I could even drive a car. 9/11 led to me joining the US Air Force and learning to fly had to wait. However, Microsoft Flight 2004 came out and kept my interest while I served. After my military time, I decided to make it happen and in 2011 I finally passed my check ride and got my license. I've continued to sim and now have over 4,000 total hours in various VA's and over 850 hours at Delta Virtual after joining in January 2019. I currently live in Seattle, Washington, work for Amazon corporate – am married, no kids (because I spend too much on payware ????). In both real life and sim, the mantra is relative – a mile of road will take you a mile, but a mile of runway will take you anywhere!
I have been simming off and on since the mid 90's. My first flight sim was Flight Simulator 5.1, I stuck with Microsoft all the way through FSX. I was a member on SATCO prior to it turning into VATSIM back in the early 2000's. When the development was canned on flight simulator I left simming for quite a few years until learning about X-Plane 11. Started messing with XP11 while it was still in beta and been a sole XP user ever since. In the real world, I am married with two kids. My chosen career is as an Industrial Maintenance Tech II for a food processing/distribution plant. I spent about five years on a local fire department in which two of those years was spent as an LT/shift apparatus officer. Trying to juggle two work schedules plus have time for my family and other stuff was becoming a huge challenge in day to day life, unfortunately I had to give up the fire service.