At the Acadian Companies annual meeting, Executive Aircraft Charter Service Captain Donald Clay was awarded as the 2019 Air Services employee of the year. He was presented with his award by Vice President of Air Services Erroll Babineaux.

Clay is a native of Lafayette, Louisiana, graduate of Acadiana High School and a third-generation pilot. His father and grandfather flew fixed-wing aircraft in support of the area’s oil & gas industry, and his grandfather flew helicopters in Vietnam.

While attending UL Lafayette, Clay managed Acadiana Bicycle Company and is an advocate for bicycle safety. He has served with many bicycle safety advocacy groups and still volunteers with Mountain Bike Lafayette, which promotes biking and bicycle trails in the Lafayette area.

Clay began his career with Executive Aircraft Charter Service in 2016, starting as the copilot on the King Air 200 aircraft. He immediately proved his value as an excellent pilot and customer service provider and moved up to be the copilot on the Citation Bravo and Citation XLS aircraft. After one year, he was promoted to captain of the King Air 200.

Clay recently took on community outreach efforts to promote Acadian Air Med and Executive Aircraft Charter Service.

“Donald shows great pride in his work, in the fixed wing division and in Acadian Companies. He is always eager to promote the company and all that Acadian stands for,” said Director of Operations Spencer Anderson.

Acadian Air Med was founded in 1981 and currently operates a fleet of nine medically configured helicopters and seven fixed-wing aircraft from seven base stations, strategically located throughout South Louisiana and Southeast Texas.

Since 1971, Acadian Companies has been dedicated to providing the highest level of emergency medical care and transportation possible. The company has expanded to include a diverse suite of services designed to offer the very best support and education in health, safety, security, education and transportation.