About Us

5280 Aviation is Denver based and specializes in private aircraft and private jet sales. Additionally 5280 Aviation is a provider of a diverse number of services for general aviation and government agencies. We combine quality management with a broad range of capabilities allowing our clients to operate more efficiently maintaining higher levels of quality, safety and service at a lower cost.


Our enterprise is a dedicated partner with enduring commitment to innovation, quality, continuous growth and customer value. Through our extensive experience we deliver aerospace, aviation and air operations solutions that will meet the demands and challenges of your mission.


5280 Aviation is a Verified Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) and a member of the Small Business Administration 8(a) Business Development Program. Our security clearance allows 5280 Aviation to work within a number of sensitive and dynamic environments. With a headquarters strategically located in Denver, Colorado we are able to deploy best-in-class aerospace, aviation and air operations solutions quickly.

Executive Team


Dwight Cunningham | Advisory Board Member


Dwight Cunningham has over 31 years of experience working closely with government and public sector customers that required the use of his experience to help increase productivity, enhance services, and improve overall efficiency and effectiveness of operations.


Dwight has served as the NCOIC of Plans and Operation Intelligence Specialist for the United States Air Force, CIO for the Colorado Department of Homeland Security (CIAC) and currently serves as the CIO for the RMHIDTA branch of the ONDCP.


Charles S. Cunningham | Chief Executive Officer


Charles has extensive experience within the aviation industry. He has worked with some of the world’s leading aircraft manufacturers, within Part 135 and Fortune 500 corporate flight departments. Prior to working with 5280 Aviation, Charles served as an Aircraft Sales Director for the Pilatus and Piper Aircraft distributor supporting the Rocky Mountain Region.


Charles is an Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University alumnus, completing both his undergraduate degree in Aeronautical Science and Master of Business Administration with emphasis in Aviation at the world’s leading aviation university.


Thomas Davis | Chief Financial Officer


Through his experience with business development, corporate governance, and enterprise risk management, Thomas gained a thorough understanding of methods pertaining to the development and implementation of service programs that adhere to various quality management standards. Thomas has and continues to demonstrate financial expertise performing risk management, business development and financial services through his various roles within the public sector. He also maintains a robust knowledge of financial infrastructure, asset management, loss prevention, cost efficiencies, accounting operations, compliance, and business operations.


Thomas earned Bachelors Degree in Accounting from Metropolitan University of Denver and a Masters Degree from Utica College.


Patrina Harris | Marketing Director


Patrina’s experience spans from fine art photography and post production to digital marketing and design. Patrina received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Photography from the School of Visual Arts, which is widely considered to be one of the nation’s finest art schools.


5280 Aviation leverages Patrina’s photography expertise to produce stunning asset images and coordinate on site shoots. Her in-depth knowledge of marketing and attention to detail allows 5280 Aviation to create effective digital campaigns that drives traffic to your listing.

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