Vietnam Vet Competes in
Don grew up in Alaska and started his flying career as a bush pilot. He joined the Army as an aviator where he became a forward air controller in L-19 aircraft flying missions over Vietnam. During that time he was awarded 18 air medals for combat flight time. Shortly after being honorably discharged he was hired by United Air Lines. With over 25,000 hours of flight time, Don retired from United Airlines as a Boeing 767 captain.
Don has won several aerobatic contests competing in the Unlimited category. He flies one of the best aerobatic aircraft in the world - the Sukhoi 26.