Dave in the cockpit of his 1941 Boeing Stearman, PT-17
After college he earned his commission as a 2nd Lt. in the USAF. While on active duty he purchased his first aerobatic biplane and began perfecting his aerobatic flying in his spare time. He soon obtained an FAA aerobatic waiver card and performed in several local air shows. He later obtained his commercial pilotís license and flight instructorís rating and began flying once again in the Flying Circus Air Show. It was while with the Flying Circus that he developed a love for the Stearman PT-17, and subsequently purchased one of his own.
In the Flying Circus show David flies as both the lead and wingman positions in his Stearman for the formation flights. During the airshow, he also performs a crowd thrilling aerobatic demonstration. David also performs his aerobactic acts at other select air shows in Virginia and surrounding states.
Before and after the airshow David specializes in providing aerobatic rides to those who seek the thrill of a lifetime. When he is not flying his Stearman at the Flying Circus, he is busy operating his business "Stearman Biplane Rides LLC" where he flies sightseeing and aerobatic rides from nearby Warrenton Airport and provides flight instruction services. To read more about this or to schedule a flight, visit his website:
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David retired in 2017 from the Virginia Department of Transportation where he worked for over 30 years as a Residency Administrator overseeing highway maintenance operations. He remains an active member of the U.S. Air Force Reserve participating in the global war on terror.