It Takes a Team to Soar
It takes more than World Class professional pilots – we are a team of pilots, support pilots, ground crew, and support crew. With the Patriots Jet Team you have a pool of talent with more than 105,000 hours of flight time that have performed in more than 1,500 air shows.
Dean “Wilbur” Wright
Rob “Stache” Hutchison
Rob is a 747 Captain, accomplished skydiver and avid marathoner. He holds 12 Type ratings and is a Competitive Aerobatic Pilot.
John “Bordz” Posson
John has 25 years of commercial flight experience including flying for Wien Air Alaska, Hawaiian Airlines and United Airlines. From 2006 to the present he's logged over 1300 hours in the P-51 as an instructor for Stallion 51 in Kissimmee, Florida and his vintage aircraft experience includes flying DC-3s, Beech 18s, Howards, Grumman Widgeons and more.
Paul "Sticky" Strickland
"Sticky" is a retired USAF A-10, F-5, and F-16 fighter pilot with 270 combat hours and 3000 total fighter hours. He served as the Slot #4 pilot with the USAF Air Demonstration Squadron "Thunderbirds" and currently flies for Southwest Airlines. He's been married to Gena for 30+ years, who calls him "Sticky."
Rob "Scratch" Mitchell
Scratch was a Lt. Col. (Ret) in the RCAF from 1989 to 2009 and has flown the CF-5 and CF-18 jets. He has been the CF-18 demonstration Pilot, Snowbirds Outer Left Wing #7 and the Team Leader from 2007 to 2008. Most recently Scratch flew the Vintage Wings Golden Hawk F-86 Sabre. He has a Master's Degree in Strategy and Management and is currently an actor and TV producer in Vancouver Canada.