Secretary Marty Diller – Life member of the OAEA. Born in Pennsylvania in 1955, Marty graduated from the Pennsylvania State University’s Navy ROTC program in 1977 and Navy pilot training in 1978. He was placed in the patrol aviation community flying P-3s, eventually becoming an instructor pilot.
He retired from the Navy in 1994 as a Lieutenant Commander; his final assignment being a 3-year tour with VXE-6, where he took part in three summer support deployments to McMurdo as a ski-Herk pilot.
After his retirement from the Navy, he began a 20-year career in international charter airline flying, where he qualified in the Boeing 757 & 767, Lockheed L-1011, and the McDonald-Douglas DC-10 and MD-11.
In 2014, he began his current post-retirement job, flying the Pilatus PC-12, a 6-passenger single-engine turboprop, for PlaneSense, Inc., a fractional aircraft ownership company in Portsmouth, NH. Like Ed Hamblin, Marty has been active with the OAEA since its inception, being one of the members of the original steering committee.
Since 2004 he has served on the OAEA Board of Directors, first as a Director and then as Secretary in 2010. Concurrently, he helped organize and establish the New England Chapter of the OAEA, and served on the 2006 and 2016 OAEA reunion committees. In his free time, he serves in various leadership capacities in two separate veterans’ service organizations in Brunswick, Maine, where he resides with his wife, Beverly. They have three grown children: two daughters and a son.