Stewart, Team Leader, flies an RV- Super 8 he built and finished in 2006. Prior to that he built and flew his RV-6A for several years. Mike has 4000+ hours of flight experience, 3000 of those in RV’s. He is an FFI (Formation Flying Incorporated) check pilot and has served as Chief Instructor for hundreds of formation student pilots around the country. He also flew as wingman with Falcon Flight, an RV formation team based in Texas, under the leadership of Stu McCurdy, the founder of FFI. Mike has 20 years experience in the Technology Industry, and served eight years at IBM as Vice President, Development Director, and Sr. Manager ISS. Mike has flown more than 200 young eagles and has served on multiple EAA boards as chairman and treasurer. Mike also is a volunteer for Angel Flight since 2004, and his was the first experimental aircraft approved for use by the charitable medical treatment transportation organization.
Stewart holds Commercial, Instrument, and Sea Plane ratings. He also is a test pilot for the RV series aircraft. Stewart lives in Gold Hill, NC with his wife, Amy.