Alan was born in a Quonset hut on Hamilton Air Force base, north of San Francisco. His father, William Anders was out flying an F-101 Voodoo, and upon hearing news of his 1st son’s birth over the radio, replied “ I still have ½ a tank of fuel and will RTB (return to base) when bingo (minimum fuel)” Maybe that’s when Alan decided to become a pilot. That day, Feb 18, 1957 was the day the last Skyraider rolled of the Douglas Aircraft production line and was test flown. For some strange inexplicable reason, it is Alan’s favorite airplane to fly.
Louis has been an avid pilot for his whole life, flying with his father on a grass strip on their farm since childhood. He soloed in a Citabria and still flies his Scout off that same strip today! Louis flies many types of planes, his favorite is flying aerobatic demonstrations in the WW2 fighters, the P51 Mustang and the Corsair. “it is a great honor for me to be able to fly in the Navy’s Legacy Flight Program” we owe our everything to our Veterans and Military, past, present, and future.
Steve Hinton, a fixture in the world of warbirds, has performed at airshows around the world since about 1983, more than 150 different types of aircraft. His restoration company has restored more than 40 warbirds to pristine flying condition. He has been President of the Planes of Fame Air Museum since 1994, is a founding member of the Motion Picture Pilots Assoc., civilian pilot with the USAF Heritage Flight; World Speed Record holder, and Reno Air Race Champion. He has more than 7,000 hours flying WWII fighters.
Mark "Mutha" Hubbard
F6F, F8F, F4U, T6G
Mark "Mutha" Hubbard was born aboard Blytheville Arkansas Air Force Base. Realized at an early age that flying was too expensive to be a hobby so he joined the Navy upon graduation from college to pursue his passion for flight. Retired as a Captain after 28 brief years of service. Combat veteran with over 5000 tactical flight hours, 5 carrier deployments, over 700 arrested landings, with over 4000 hours in all Type Models of the FA-18 Hornet. Mutha was the former Commodore of Strike Fighter Wing Pacific and Commanding Officer of Strike Fighter Squadron 151 where he led the first coalition strikes of Operation Iraqi Freedom into Iraqi on March 21, 2003.
Kline’s first solo was at the age of 13. His professional career began in the he early 1990’s flying corporate jets. Aviation experience as Instructor pilot covers a wide array of aircraft, from Hangliders, Paragliders, Sailplanes, Helicopters, Seaplanes, Gyroplanes, Tailwheel, Props, Turbo Props, and Jets. Kline has seldomly met an aircraft he hasn’t fallen in love with. His Warbird experience began in 2001 flying (T-28, L-39, T-2, MiG 15, MiG 17, HU16, A-4) For 15 years he was current on the airshow circuit flying a MiG 17 as part of a 3 jet dog fight performance. Kline has also provided services as an instructor pilot for National Test Pilot School, USAF Test Pilot School, Naval Test Pilot School, and International Test Pilot School. His favorite aircraft to Fly? “The one I am fortunate enough to fly today!”
AD-1, F4U, F6F, F8F, TBM, T-28, FM2, T6G
Stuart was born in Dallas, Texas. At the age of ten he took his first ride in a de Havilland Beaver in Canada. From that moment on, it was his destiny to become a pilot. Stuart received his license at the age of 17 in West Texas. His first airplane was a Cessna 170A. Stuart went on to pursue his love of flying by building hours in over 20 different Tailwheel aircraft. Stuart had had always had his eyes on the Warbirds.
Jim "Torc" Tobul
Jim started flying airplanes at a very young age; at the age of nine his dad taught him to fly a Stinson 108. He received his pilot’s certificate in the late ‘70’s and has flown over 30 different types of aircraft. Jim has acquired over 6,000 flight hours with more than 1,000 hours in a Chance Vought F4U aircraft alone. Jim performs surface level aerobatics in the F4U Corsair on the eastern half of the US. Jim was part of the original team responsible for creating the USAF "Texan Flight" back in the early to mid 2000's flying T-6/SNJ with the USAF Texan ll.
Jim enjoys backcountry flying in his Husky all over the western US, is typed rated in the B-25 as PIC, and currently serves on the FAST formation and EAA Warbirds of America boards. He resides in Jackson Hole, WY, and is very proud to pary of the Navy Legacy Flight. “It’s such an honor to be a part of this program”.
A-4, T-2, F4U
Paul founded the Warbird Heritage Foundation in 2003 as a not-for-profit organization dedicated to restoring and flying vintage warbirds. After retiring from a successful business career in 2006 he now spends full time on the activities of the Foundation. Currently the Foundation owns and operates a Stearman, an L-19 Birddog, an AT-6Texan, a T-28 Trojan, an L-39 Albatross, an F-86 Sabre, a T-2 Buckeye and its latest addition, an A-4B Skyhawk.
Scott "Scooter" Yoak
Scooter is a 2008 graduate of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Daytona Beach Campus with a major in Aviation Maintenance Science. While attending school at ERAU, Scott obtained his Commercial Single and Multi Engine Land, Single Engine Sea, Flight Instructor, and Airframe and Powerpant Mechanic. In between all of the school flying, he built hours by banner towing and instructing in the family T-6 Texan before checking out in the P-51 at the age of 20.
After graduation, Scooter moved back to West Virginia, obtained his Inspection Authorization, and has picked up the family restoration and fabrication business. He currently holds a Surface Level Aerobatic waiver in the P-51 and F4U and performs in 20-25 shows a year, both solo and alongside Jim Tobul in the Class of '45 Demo Team
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