LoUis Horschel


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

F4U, F8F

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

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.

Mike Oliver

F4U, F8F

Mike, pilot and aviation enthusiast is the general manager of the Erickson Aircraft Collection located in Madras, Oregon. Mike began his love of flying at a young age with his grandfather - Jack Erickson. Getting his pilots’ license at the age of 17 and later his Instrument, single engine, multi engine and commercial rating, Mike became a warbird pilot, flying in airshows around the United States and Canada sharing the preservation of these rare aircraft. Involved in many other aspects of aviation, Mike’s favorite is flying the F8F Bearcat and B25 along with many other warbirds such as the F4U Corsair, flown by Mike, in the movie “Devotion”. With warbirds at his fingertips, Mike is able to share his love of aviation in the skies over Central Oregon and through the collection that is shared with the general public. “It is an honor to be part of the Legacy Program and to fly with the pilots that keep it going.”


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”.

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


Michael “Otter” Rutledge


Michael took his first flight in Galesburg, Illinois at age 5 in the front seat of his dad’s Navy Stearman which he still owns. He joined the Navy at 19 initially serving as a Rescue Swimmer during Operations Desert Storm and Restore Hope. He spent the following 9 years as a Navy SEAL and instructor to include the initial combat deployment following Sept 11 th , 2001. In 2002 he transferred to the Army to become an aviator with the 160 th Special Operations Aviation Regiment. Mike’s 13 years at the 160 th included assignments as an MH-47G Fully Mission Qualified Assault Pilot, Instructor Pilot, Test Pilot Examiner and 16 additional combat deployments to include the hunt for the World’s Most Wanted Terrorist. He concluded his 30 years of active duty in 2019 as the senior aviation commander at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. Parallel to his military career Mike has been flying warbirds for the past 28 years. He owns and instructs in several vintage and warbird aircraft to include a J-3 Cub, Stearman, Cessna 195, and T-6 and is a formation instructor and check pilot. With almost 8,000 hours of combined flying experience Otter continues his flying career as the CEO of an aerial application and aerial firefighting company.


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