Ed Shipley's air show career began with the Six of Diamonds T-6 formation aerobatic team, where he flew right wing and lead. He is a founding member of The Horsemen.
Ed was a 747 pilot for Atlas Air and has flown air shows for over 20 years in the T-6, P-51, F4U, F8F, and F-86. He has piloted a Mustang across the Atlantic and flown a F4U Corsair off of a nuclear aircraft carrier. Ed was a board member of the International Council of Air Shows and currently is an ICAS Ace evaluator for warbirds and jets. Ed and his wife Laurie live in Malvern, PA, where they enjoy their three children and four grandchildren.
Steve Hinton is a fixture in the world of warbirds, performing at air shows around the world for more than 35 years, flying over 150 types of aircraft. His restoration company Fighter Rebuilders LLC, has restored more than 40 warbirds to pristine flying condition.
President of Planes of Fame Air Museum since 1994; founding member of the Motion Picture Pilots Association; a civilian pilot with the USAF Heritage Flight; World Speed Record holder; Reno Air Race Champion; with more than 7000 hours flying WWII fighters. Steve was inducted into the EAA Warbird Hall of Fame in 2005 and received the Art Sholl Showmanship Award from the International Council of Air Shows (ICAS) in 2010. Steve and his wife Karen live in Newport Beach, CA cherishing any time they get to share with their twins Steven and Amanda.
Dan Friedkin grew up enraptured by flight. As a young teenager, he began flying gliders and quickly evolved to pilot a variety of tail wheel aircraft and helicopters. By age eighteen, he was rated in the Lockheed Jetstar, and two years later became enthralled with the P-51 Mustang, thus beginning a life long fascination with warbirds.
Dan enjoys participating in air shows throughout North America and Europe, flying right wing for the Horsemen P-51 Flight Team. He is privileged to fly alongside teammates Steve Hinton and Ed Shipley, both as equally humbled by the spirit of flight and passionate about vintage planes as Dan.
Today, Dan actively flies the T-6, P-51 Mustang, P-38 Lightning, F-86 Sabre, F6F, F8F, F4U-4, Hawker Hurricane and various models of Spitfire. He is founder and chairman of the Air Force Heritage Flight Foundation and one of nine civilian pilots qualified to fly in formation with U.S. Air Force single-ship demonstration teams.
Dan is chairman of The Friedkin Group, a privately held consortium of businesses and investments primarily in the automotive industry, including Gulf States Toyota. Dan, his wife and their four children live in Houston, Texas.
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