Field Director: Ed "ET" Tello
Email Ed: firstname.lastname@example.org
Call Ed: 704-491-3152
Ed learned to fly at Santa Monica Airport, L.A. in 1981, in Piper Tomahawks. Then flew T-37s & T-38s at Williams AFB. Went on to C-141s at Norton AFB, and T-41s (Cessna 172s) instructing Air Force Academy cadets in Colorado Springs. Ed has been flying since 1989 for United Airlines, with experience in DC-8s, B-737, B-747, B-757, B-767, & B-777. He has been a Boeing 757/767 Captain since 2002, with over 18,000 hours of flying time.
Ed got the seaplane bug in 1989, on the San Joaquin Valley, east of San Francisco. His first seaplane was a Quicksilver mx, with amphib floats, then moved on to a Franklin powered Seabee, and to his current GO-480 powered Seabee. His family has enjoyed many adventures in the "Beast" all the way from Clear Lake, CA., to Sun&Fun, Michigan, New York, Oshkosk, Florida, and Puerto Rico.
He and his family currently live in one of the most beautiful airparks in the U.S., Long Island Airpark, Lk Norman, NC. (NC26). 3,000' grass runway in front, beautiful cove perfect for water landing in the back with a boat/seaplane ramp. Centrally located between Oshkosh & SNF.