The son of two pilots, First Officer Jeff Skiles started flying at the age of 16 and to date has logged more than 15,000 hours in the sky. His early days were spent flying with his father over the Alcan Highway to Alaska. He went on to become a flight instructor, flew cargo and later worked for a commuter airline.

First Officer Skiles has a Bachelor of Science degree in geology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He has spent the last 23 years as a First Officer and Captain for US Airways. He also is the Vice President of the Coalition of Airline Pilot's Associations.

First Officer Skiles calls Oregon, Wisconsin home where he lives with his wife and three children.