Local husband and wife team Wes and Angela Head own and operate Beluga Air LLC along with their business partner Johnny Cangelosi of Summerfield, FL. Beluga Air has an excellent reputation on the Kenai Peninsula, with a 30 year history of excellent service and safety.
Wesley J. Head, Pilot/Owner
Wes Head comes from a family of pilots – his father, uncles, and brother are all pilots. Much of his youth was spent in the backseat of a Cessna 172 with his brother William; with mom Donna and Dad Bill in front piloting the plane.
Wes served three years in the U.S. Army’s elite 1st Ranger Battalion. Afterwards, he attended and graduated Cum Laude from the University of Tulsa with a BA fin International Business and Spanish. Wes is an FAA certificated Senior Parachute Rigger and has over 1,200 civilian skydives.
Wes earned his F.A.A. Pilot’s certificate in 1988, and has since flown various types of aircraft all over the world. These range from the venerable Piper J-3 “Cub” to a Gulfstream 3 corporate jet. Out of all the aircraft he has flown, flying the DeHavilland Beaver on floats is by far the most enjoyable.
Wes found his home when he arrived in Homer in 2007, and tries to give back to his community as much as he can. He is a Lieutenant with the Homer Volunteer Fire Department holding Firefighter 2, EMT 2 and Fire Engineer Certificates and is a member of the Homer Post of American Legion.
Wes speaks fluent Spanish, a bit of Portuguese, and loves meeting people from all over the world.
Angela A. Head, Dispatch Manager
Angela originally hails from the desert Southwest and grew up in Northern Arizona, where she worked with her father at the family lumberyard. Here, she acquired her administrative experience and learned about bookkeeping for a small business. Graduate studies in Marine Biology eventually took Angela to the coast, and she lived in Southern California for eight years, finding work as a biological observer on a commercial fishing boats and traveling between Alaska and California seasonally. In 2010, after driving up the Al-Can the second time, she just stayed. Angela has enjoyed her travels all over the world, but for now is loving being a part of Homer’s wonderful community. She loves hiking, jogging, skiing, snorkeling, and practicing her mini-van driving skills in anticipation of future soccer-momming.
Baby William, Director of Dock Operations (aka, DODO)
William made his dramatic entrance and joined our team on April 4th, 2016. He may be the new kid on the block but he definitely runs the show at Beluga Air. What he says goes. It’s all about him, and he’s not really one for compromising his schedule to make our lives easier. Good thing he’s nice and easy on the eyes. We are looking forward to the day he starts pulling his weight and earning his salary!
Nuka, Head of Security
Nuka shares Wes’ birthday and love of Skippy peanut butter. Her basic manners may still be lacking but she makes up for it in personality and hair production. This labrador is friendly and ready to pounce…you have been warned!