Pilot Bios

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Michael "Rocket" Blackstone


Born into a flying family, “Rocket” has been flying aerobatics since the age of eight in his father’s Pitts S-2A. He studied Business/Finance/Entrepreneurship at USC and flew over 3,000 combat missions all over the United States for Air Combat USA over the last 20 years. He has flown over 14,000 hours during his 25 years of flying in everything from the Pitts S-2A/C, Extra 300L, Waco YMF-5C, Marchetti SF-260 B/C/D, to the commercial jets including the Boeing 737-800,757-200ER, 767-200/300ERs for a major airline all over the world. “Rocket” has a passion for teaching flying that is quite rare in the world of aviation and hopes to share this love of flying with the world through his newest venture: A flying adventure television show using his vast flying experience across oceans and continents combined with his contagious passion for teaching flying with his fleet of aircraft to inspire millions of people from around the world to want to learn to fly.