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Brad Kost

Professional Journey from Aviation Manager to Executive

About  Brad Kost

Brad Kost is a private aviation expert and business executive based in West Palm Beach, Florida. Brad Kost received his aviation training from the Embry Riddle Aeronautical University at Daytona Beach, Florida, where he finished a BS in aeronautical science in 1989.

Brad Kost first professional experience in the industry was at Montgomery Aviation where he worked as a general manager. Mr. Kost then went on to manage two other aviation facilities: American Beechcraft Company in Virginia and the Baltimore Washington International Airport.

Brad Kost's initial foray into the executive role in the aviation industry was when he was appointed as the President of Galaxy Aviation of Palm Beach, Palm Beach International Airport. For the next decade he was to hold two other key positions: President and Chief Executive Officer of Key Air, LLC, one of the country's premier FBO and aircraft management companies, and Executive Vice President of Galaxy/Boca Aviation, the third-ranked FBO chain in the country.

Brad Kost is currently the Chief Operating Officer at FBO Associates, LLC where he oversees the development of a national aviation support network.

Work experience

May 2014Present


Stellar Aviation Group
Apr 2010Apr 2014

Executive Vice President

Galaxy/Boca Aviation


Jan 1984Jan 1989


Embry Riddle Aeronautical University