Mike “Kahuna” Stewart


Stewart flies an RV- Super 8 he built and finished in 2006. Prior to that he built and flew his RV-6A for several years. Mike has 4000+ hours of flight experience, 3000 of those in RV's. He is an FFI (Formation Flying Incorporated) check pilot and has served as Chief Instructor for hundreds of formation student pilots around the country. He also flew as wingman with Falcon Flight, an RV formation team based in Texas, under the leadership of Stu McCurdy, the founder of FFI. Mike has 20 years experience in the Technology Industry, and served eight years at IBM as Vice President, Development Director, and Sr. Manager ISS. Mike has flown more than 200 young eagles and has served on multiple EAA boards as chairman and treasurer. Mike also is a volunteer for Angel Flight since 2004, and his was the first experimental aircraft approved for use by the charitable medical treatment transportation organization.
Stewart holds Commercial, Instrument, and Sea Plane ratings. He also is a test pilot for the RV series aircraft. Stewart lives in Gold Hill, NC with his wife, Amy.

 

Ron "Smokey Schreck

Ron is a retired US Air Force fighter pilot and retired US Airways Captain. He has over 11,000 hours of flying time, including over 600 hours of combat time in Vietnam and over 1500 hours in his RV-8 "Miss Izzy" which he built. Ron is a retired Air Force fighter pilot with experience in the OV-10, A-7, F-105, F-4 and F-16 aircraft Ron has flown the Boeing 727, 737, 757, 767 and the Airbus 320 series aircraft Currently he flies contract missions for NOAA to survey the endangered Right Whales off the Atlantic coast and wildfire suppression missions for the US Forest Service. In 2007 Ron landed his RV-8 at all of the 109 public use airports in North Carolina in ONE DAY; a record never broken to this day. Ron also occasionally participates in International Aerobatic Club competitions. Ron and his wife, Kathy live in Gold Hill Airpark (NC25) in Gold Hill, North Carolina. They have four children, five grandchildren and one dog, Riley, the Team mascot.

 

 

Ken "Plumber" Rieder

 

Ken Rieder is a multi-engine flight instructor in land and sea planes and has been an aerobatic instructor in the Super Decathlon. At a very young age, Ken was inspired to pursue aviation by the US Navy Blue Angels. He now has more than 7000 hours of flying time and is captain on a King Air for Miami University. Ken owns and operates a property management and construction company with his wife, Christy, in Cincinnati, Ohio. He has built several RV-8 aircraft.

 

 

Jerry “Widget” Morris

Morris earned his wings in 1968 and throughout his aviation career – which includes commercial, military, corporate, and general aviation flying – has accumulated more than 25,000 hours of total flying time in at least 70 different types of airplanes. He has Type Ratings in the Boeing 737, 757, 767, DC-9, L382, LRJET, and HS125. He was an instructor pilot on C130s in the US Air Force Reserve from 1974-1980. He is a retired Delta Air Lines Captain where he was also a line check pilot. Morris currently is a contract pilot with Orion Aviation. He resides in Dahlonega, GA, with his wife, Kari.

 

 

Jon “Badger” Thocker

Thocker retired from an airline career of 25 years. He served as Captain on the DC-8 operating cargo flights around the world for DHL and also flew the Boeing 727. He also served as an airline engineering test pilot. Thocker is an avid builder of RV aircraft, and has completed 8 custom airplanes. He has flown every model of the RV-Series (except for the prototype RV-1), and has test flown more than 12 RV aircraft. He has flown historical military aircraft including the North American AT6-Texan, the Consolidated B-24 Liberator, and the Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress. Thocker recently started a new business to provide aircraft modifications and upgrades to experimental aircraft, specializing in state-of-the-art electronic instrumentation. Jon lives in Cincinnati, Ohio, with his wife, Deb.

 

 

Robert "Round Bob" Gibbons (RB)

Gibbons retired from the USAF in 2004 after 26 years as a Fighter Pilot and Forward Air Controller with 3700 hours in the O-2, A-10 and F-16. He holds Commercial, Instrument and Sea Plane ratings. Bob took 13 years to build his RV-8 that in 2010 won a Bronze Lindy award for workmanship at EAA Air Venture in Oshkosh. He lives in Sumter, SC with his wife, Stephanie who is also a pilot, and daughter.

 

 

Tad “Stripes” Sargent

Sargent has built numerous aircraft, including his RV-7A that he flew for team before it was destroyed in the infamous tornado that hit SUN 'n FUN in March 2011. He now flies an RV-8. Sargent holds commercial and instrument ratings and has more than 1600 hours of total flying time, most of that in RV's. Sargent manages a Financial Advisory Practice and resides in Davidson, NC, with his wife, Terry.

 

 

Tom “Dubes” Dubrouillet

Tom has 1400 hours of flight experience, holds a Commercial and Instrument rating as well as tail wheel, complex, and high performance endorsements. Tom built a Sonex and is currently working on a Skyote biplane, and a CH750. He lives in York, SC with his wife Jeanie and their two children. He is a Regional Manager for the Industrial Division of Toshiba International.

 

 

Danny “Speedy” Kight

Kight flew Schweizer 2-33 sailplanes in high school and built his first aircraft in high school: a "Nomad" motor glider (ultra light category), in which he flew about 200 hours. Kight is a founding member of Team AeroDynamix. He rebuilt a Sonerai IILT and built his RV-6 which he finished in 2002. Kight also built a Cobra kit car. He is a Project Engineer for Shaw Industries. Danny's hometown is Anderson, SC, where he lives with his wife, Mary and four children.

 

 

Len “Leggs” Leggette

Leggette started flight training in 1979 on a grass strip with no control tower in Hickory, NC. Just after soloing he was transferred to Seattle, Washington where he finished up his training at Boeing Field … the 10th busiest airport in the country! Len completed his RV-8A from a slow build kit in 3 years, 8 months, and celebrated his first flight in October 2002. He has more than 2000 hours of flying time – most of that time in RVs – and holds Commercial and Instrument ratings. During the week, Len is an entrepreneur in the furniture industry and a realtor for Keller Williams Realty. Len lives in Greensboro, NC with his wife Donna. Grandson Braxton is a regular passenger in "Pappy's" back seat.

 

 

Greg “Greese” Reese

Reese starting flying when he was 16 years old as a CAP cadet and soloed a plane before driving a car. After getting most of his licenses in high school and college he joined the US Air Force and was a Distinguished Graduate from pilot training. He spent 9 years flying the C141B worldwide and the C9 throughout Europe transporting troops to combat and US Heads of State. He is a Captain for Delta Airlines and has flown the Boeing 727, 737, 757, and 767 and the MD88/90 accumulating over 18,000 hours. Greg has owned an RV-6 and currently flies his RV-8 for Team AeroDynamix. He has more than 2000 hours in the RV. Greg resides in Atlanta, GA with Monica, who is also a Pilot, and son Colton.
 
 
 

 

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