National Association of High School
Aviation Clubs




The National Association of High School Aviation Clubs (NAHSAC) is a division of the Center For Airmanship Excellence that operates within the center’s Airmanship Outreach Committee.

Capt. Joshua Allison serves on the Airmanship Outreach Committee as the Executive Director of the National Association of High School Aviation Clubs (NAHSAC).  The Center For Airmanship Excellence is the managing sponsor of NAHSAC.  NAHSAC co-sponsors include Southern Illinois University, Lewis University, Kishwaukee College and the Women In Aviation International Chicago-area chapter.

Joshua grew up in Denton, TX (just north of Dallas) where he lived under one of the arrival corridors for the Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW).  So, he frequently found himself gazing up at airplanes headed for a landing at DFW.  He knew from an early age that he wanted to be one of the pilots flying those aircraft.  That began his lifelong passion for aviation.

Joshua started his aviation career at a small fixed-base operator in Gainsville, TX where he earned his private pilot’s license.  After learning to fly, he was certain he wanted to pursue aviation as a career.  So, he attended Oklahoma State University (OSU) where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Aviation degree.  He was also a flight instructor and check airman for OSU.  Toward the end of his time at OSU, he was chosen as an intern for SkyWest Airlines.

After graduation, he was hired at SkyWest Airlines as an EMB-120 (Brasilia) First Officer.  Shortly thereafter, he transitioned to the Canadair Regional Jet, and he currently serves as Captain on the CRJ for SkyWest Airlines.  Joshua has a passion for aviation and a desire to share his love of flight with the next generation of aviators.

Andrew Roccasalva serves as Chairman of the CFAE Airmanship Outreach Committee.  He began pursuing an aviation career after taking an introductory aviation course while a student at Lyons Township High School.  Andrew began flight training at Clow Airport in Bolingbrook, IL. and earned his Private Pilot Certificate while learning as much as he could about the aviation industry. 

Andrew attended Purdue University and earned a BS in Aviation Technology with a minor in Aviation Administration.  He also completed the FAA’s Air Traffic Control Collegiate Training Initiative program and interned in the flight-training department at ASTAR Air Cargo (previously DHL Airways). 

While attending Purdue, Andrew obtained his Flight Instructor certificate and began teaching other students to fly.  Upon graduation, Piedmont Airlines hired him where he flew the Dash 8-100, -200, and -300.  He is currently a pilot for SkyWest Airlines on the CRJ 200, 700, and 900.  Andrew holds an ATP certificate and continues to maintain his Flight Instructor certificate.  Andrew chairs the CFAE Airmanship Outreach Committee because he wants to help educate and mentor aspiring pilots of all ages.