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 Bremont Horsemen. 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. Additionally, Dan enjoys flying in commemorative displays around the world, most recently in the UK with the Eagle Squadron.
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.