Pilots

Stearman pilots David Brown and Brian Rosenstein

David Brown is a veteran of the U.S. Air Force and current member of the U.S. Air Force Reserve.  He has over 30 years of flight experience in Stearman aircraft and has been flying for nearly 40 years.  David has a Commercial pilot’s license with single and multi-engine aircraft ratings and holds a Statement of Acrobatic Competency to fly acrobatics in the Stearman for air shows.

David is also a Certified Flight Instructor and specializes in flight instruction and check outs in Stearman aircraft as well as other tail wheel type aircraft and warbirds.

David is the winner of the 2011 National Stearman Fly in “Masters Aerobatic Contest”

“I enjoy this business because I get to share the experience of flying the Stearman with so many people.  It is my challenge with each customer to tailor the experience so they get the most enjoyment from their flight.  I love to hear their comments after the flight.  I enjoy reading the comments posted on this website.  Everyone is amazed in some way.  The experience is usually way over the top from anything they have done before.  This is the joy I get from this business!” – David Brown

   David Brown

Brian Rosenstein is a commercial airline Captain with more than 11,000 hours of flying time and has been flying for more than 24 years. He has been flying Stearmans and aerobatics since he was a teenager. He has an Airline Transport Pilot’s license with single and multi-engine aircraft ratings, as well being a Certified Flight Instructor to teach in both Single-Engine and Multi-Engine airplanes. He is also an Instructor and Check Airman for his airline.

When not flying his airliner, Brian continues to teach new students and also specializes in tail wheel, aerobatic, and Stearman specific instruction.

Brian is the winner of the 2015 National Stearman Fly in Aerobatic Contest.

Flying the jet is my job, flying the Stearman is my passion. Nothing brings me more personal satisfaction than to share the fundamental joy and beauty of flight with people, and there is no better way to capture that than in an open cockpit biplane. This is also a tangible connection to part of our country’s great history, an era when flying was still grand, adventurous and classy. My goal is to give each person the experience that they want to have, whether it is a gentle, straight and level sightseeing ride, or a looping and rolling aerobatic experience. My aim is to see them smiling ear-to-ear when we land.”

Brian

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