Kramer Upchurch, president of Southeast Aero, and Patty Wagstaff have teamed up to create the Patty Wagstaff Aerobatic School in St. Augustine, Florida.
Southeast Aero is the U.S. distributor for the Extra aircraft at St. Augustine Airport (KSGJ).
The Patty Wagstaff Aerobatic School will focus on precision aerobatics in classic competition style for people who want to fly for recreation, airshows, or competition. It also will offer tailwheel training and upset training to individuals and corporate flight departments, using both the Extra 300L and the Super Decathalon airplanes.
Wagstaff said, “I’m excited! Starting an aerobatic school gives me and my instructors a chance to pass on our experience in aerobatics and upset training, and to help create more skillful and safer pilots. We have already attracted students from Australia, Europe, and Canada, and we are hoping to become one of the premier aerobatic training centers in the world.”
“The Patty Wagstaff Aerobatic School adds another dimension to our operation,” Upchurch said. “Whether people come to Southeast for maintenance or to buy an airplane, we love sharing aerobatics and the love of aviation with them. Now we can offer a flying experience with one of the premier performers in aerobatics.”