About Us

What We Do

Checkedandset is ready to provide you with access to professional insight and advice on how to best represent yourself, your accomplishments, and your ambitions in this very competitive aviation marketplace. Founded by former major airline hiring manager Captain Charlie Venema, we provide two fundamental services to airline pilots seeking the next level of their career; Resume and Application Reviews.

We will work together to make sure that your resume and applications are accurate and reflect your accomplishments effectively.

How Our Process Works

At Checkedandset our process is simple, you pick the services that you want and schedule a session via our online availability tool. Be ready to attach your resume or application(s) so that we can look at them in advance of our time together.

All of our meetings are done online via GoToMeeting and we will work directly with your provided documents. Internet access is required, and a microphone is helpful, but a call in number will be provided as well.

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Want to know what an airline hiring manager wants in a pilot candidate? Contact Checkedandset and find out.

Our Team Members

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Charlie Venema

Charlie is a 33 year airline pilot serving as a 777 Captain for a major US airline and was formerly the manager of pilot hiring for his company. As a manager and recruiter he has reviewed thousands of resumes and applications, met face-to-face with hundreds of candidates at industry career fairs around the country, and was directly responsible for hiring nearly 1,000 mainline pilots.

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Casmer “Pigeon” Ratkowiak

Casmer is an A-220 Captain for a major US airline and has 20 years of experience as a Marine including over eleven years flying the F/A-18 and T-45 and over six years in multiple staff assignments in aviation safety and aviation resource planning and as a ground forward air controller with an infantry battalion.

Dale McLeod

Dale is a Boeing 737 Captain for a major US airline with a civilian background and has been a pilot since 1983. Dale is a current CFII and MEI and is very active in the general aviation world. He is currently enjoying life as a line pilot for the airline but has previously spent over 13 years as a Check Airman / Evaluator and LCA on the Boeing 737, 757 and 767 fleets.

Dan Stoker

Dan is an A-220 Captain for a major and also flying the F-16 in the DC Air National Guard.  He started his military flying career as a T-38 Instructor Pilot, going on to fly F-16s in Japan and did a non-flying job as a commander of small team of specialists. He deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan in support of combat operations.

JerriLynn Patriquin

JerriLynn brings a depth and breadth of understanding, experience, and expertise to the entire application and interview processes, having assisted in the successful interview preparation of thousands of aspiring airline pilots during her tenure at Emerald Coast Interview Consulting for the past 6 years.

Mark “Skeeter” Fenwick

Mark is a 737 First Officer at a major US carrier, and a reserve Marine staff officer. During 17 years of active duty service as a Marine EA-6B Prowler pilot, Mark amassed over 3,000 flight hours and flew on seven combat deployments. He served as an EA-6B Weapons and Tactics Instructor and as an instructor at the Marine Aviation Weapons School. 

Sean “Trimm” Williams

Sean is a 757/767 First Officer with a major US carrier, and an Air Force Reserve Staff Officer with the Air Force Special Operations Command. He has over 22 years of military service including 18 combat deployments in support of global special operations. He has flown the MC-130P, MQ-9 and C-146 with over 4,000 flight hours.

Renée Farrar

Renée served as an Assistant Professor of English at the US Military Academy at West Point from 2014-2019. She is a published author, experienced instructor, and meticulous editor. She is highly trained in human resources and has over a decade’s worth of experience coaching individuals in college, program, and scholarship applications and interviews.

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Wes Erickson

Wes is an A-320 Captain for a major US carrier. His career progressed through the regional airline industry where he flew turboprop and turbojet aircraft. In addition to being a captain, he trained and evaluated systems knowledge and operational procedures for new and upgrading pilots as a Ground Instructor.

Amy Briney

Amy serves as our Administrative Assistant. Amy is a graduate of Augustana College and also has a Masters degree in Communication Disorders from Marquette University. After working as a pediatric Speech Pathologist for several years, she took time away from the workforce to move about the country and raise a family.