Veteran flight instructor Lee Lauderback will speak here at the convention on “Getting It Right When Things Go Wrong—Upset Prevention and Recovery Training.” The session, set for 3 to 4:30 p.m. on November 2, will also address the importance of training in aircraft that directly correlate to the types used for business aviation.
Lauderback, an EAA Warbirds of America 2013 Hall of Fame inductee, serves as president and CEO of Kissimmee, Fla.-based Stallion 51. Since 1987, the company has instructed thousands of pilots on safe methods of flying the legendary P-51 Mustang and the historic T-6 Texan. Unusual Attitude Training (UAT)—a division of Stallion 51 that is exhibiting at Booth 4683—offers an FAA-approved program that educates pilots in the P-51 and the specially modified and equipped Aero Vodochody L-39 Albatros single-engine jet.
Lauderback, an Embry-Riddle graduate who started flying sailplanes at age 14, spent 17 years as chief pilot and director of flight operations for golf legend Arnold Palmer. He has been Stallion 51’s chief flight instructor since the company’s inception and has amassed more than 21,000 flight hours in all types of aircraft. He is a certified single- and multi-engine flight and ground instructor, holds an Airline Transport Pilot certificate and is also a helicopter and glider pilot.
Lauderback, a member of the Society of Experimental Test Pilots, performs his Signature Solo Mustang Routine at air shows around the country. He was among the first civilian pilots for the USAF Heritage Flight program, which showcases World War II and current military aircraft in unique formation flight. He has also taught at the Navy Test Pilot School in Patuxent River, Maryland.