started flying in the U.S. Air Force in 1953. After
serving ten years in the military, he returned to
civilian flying as a charter pilot and corporate pilot.
Bill joined United Airlines as a flight instructor in
1965. He has logged over 25,000 hours in the air and
ended his airline career as a Captain on Boeing 757's
A veteran air show performer, Bill has thrilled crowds
throughout the western United States for over twenty
five years. He flies his "Super" Pitts S-2C through an
incredible series of inverted flat spins, multiple snap
rolls, torque rolls, lomcevaks, the "pin wheel" double
hammerhead, and other low-level aerobatic maneuvers
while chatting with the crowd on the radio.
In addition to his air show schedule Bill teaches
aerobatics, he is an "Airshow Competency Evaluator" for
the International Council of Airshows, and is a FAASTeam
Representative for the FAA. Bill recently received the
FAA "Wright Brothers Master Pilot Award' and has also
been designated as a "Master CFI-Aerobatics" by the
National Association of Flight Instructors and the
International Aerobatic Club.