Smoke On Aviation
Smoke On Aviation, LLC. is a group of Volunteer Pilots who dedicate their time performing formation flights for Veterans, Missing Man (funerals), and various other events. Safety is our number one priority with a stringent training program following FFI procedures.
Dave S. “Kicks”
Dave is a Co-Founder of Smoke On Aviation and a UPS pilot by day. He has been flying since he was 15 and has over 14,000 hours to his name and is a FFI lead. Dave co-built an RV8 with McQ; while he enjoys flying the 8, he can often be seen in other aircraft to allow McQ to join the formation fun. “Lead is always in position. Smoke On!”
Jeff S. “Peewee”
Jeff is the other Co-Founder of Smoke On Aviation, a manufacturing engineer, and entrepreneur. He currently has about 400 hours under his wings, most of which is in his RV9A “The Mistress”. The Mistress is the youngest plane in our group taking her first flight in the Fall of 2019. Jeff would like to remind everyone, “the plane is really my wife’s, I’m just the mechanic.”
Derek J “McQ”
Derek’s profile is coming soon!
Curt R. “Geno”
Curt is a former UPS pilot that is now enjoying the retired life. He started flying in 1974 and has since flown over 19,000 hours. Curt purchased his RV8 in 2015 and has since flown 400 hours in it. He also recently obtained his FFI Wing card.
Michael G. “Yips”
Michael is a Fed Ex ground driver and creator of the YouTube channel Yips in Formation. He has over 500 hours in his three years as a pilot; 430 of those hours are in his RV6A. Michael purchased the 6 shortly after obtaining his license and recently obtained his FFI Wing Card. “Shoot straight you bastards; don’t make a mess of it.” -Breaker Morant.
Phil M. “JP”
Phil is a retired USAF and current UPS pilot. He has been flying for 33 years and has accumulated over 14,000 hours to date. In 2019, he purchased his RV8 and has flown 100 hours in it. Although he is relatively new to flying with Smoke On, he flew formation while in the military. When it comes to flying and formation Phil says, “Just don’t suck.”
Bob is a retired airline pilot with countless hours of experience under his belt. He is a part of our ground crew, and while he does not fly formation with us, he is currently building an RV9A.