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in time in our restored vintage airplanes!
Fly over world renowned
vineyards and majestic Pacific Coast!
president of Vintage Aircraft Company and owner of Sonoma Valley
Airport. He has been licensed for 30 years with a commercial pilot
certificate, instrument rated, and has more than 12,000 hours of
flight time and is a licensed Airframe & Powerplant mechanic. He discovered Sonoma Valley
Airport and his love of classic aircraft at the age of 13. When 17,
Chirs started Aerobatic demonstrations at West Coast Airshows in his
Bellanca Super Decathlon and his vintage Boeing Stearman. Chris has
built replica WWI aircraft used in film work, and by private
collectors and museums, and has restored WWII B-25s and Beech 18s
for the US Navy and US Air Force Museum projects. In 1981 he began
offering scenic and aerobatic rides in historic military training
aircraft (Boeing Stearman PT-17 Kaydets and North American Texan
flown over 75 different aircraft models during his 30 year flying
history, Chris still finds the open-cockpit Stearman his most
exhilarating flight experience. He recently finished restoring a WWII
Curtiss P-40 from a fuselage recovered in New Guinea. Chris is well
known and widely respected in the world of vintage aircraft. He
remains passionate about flying and his restoring of Golden Age
aircraft from the 1920s and 1930s and the fighter aircraft of the
Second World War.
Tom started flying at
the age of 13 while washing and fueling airplanes at the local
airport for flight time in lieu of cash. He never left. Now a pilot
for 37 years, Tom has a commercial pilot certificate and more than
2,000 hours of flight time, most in antique airplanes. "Hanging
out at the airport," which he admits he lives for, has given
Tom opportunities to fly more than 60 makes and models of aircraft.
He says each has a unique personality. Tom's "day job" as
a Principal Engineer for Bay Area Rapid Transit District keeps his
engineering skills honed for his other passion -- restoring antique
aircraft. He has restored several, and showing them all over the
U.S., has received several prestigious awards for his efforts.
Tom has been flying for
Vintage Aircraft Company for many years and delights in the joy of
sharing the vintage flight experience -- evidenced by his broad
smile every time a big Vintage Aircraft radial engine starts to
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