Stephen Christopher, call sign “Christo”. Christo pilots the red and white side by side RV7 that he built ten years ago, Stephen has collected more than 2,500 hours flying across the country, with the Blackjack Squadron, in air shows with the West Coast Ravens, Lightning Formation, and at the Reno Air Races. Stephen has trained many formation pilots all along the west coast. He’s a patient and thorough and fair instructor.
Todd Rudberg (Christo calls him “Woody”), pilots the Orange RV8. Todd began flying with his dad as an infant in the late 1960s and grew up watching airshows with his family in the 1970s. Todd has logged more than 2500 hours in the RV8 alone. Todd learned formation flying techniques in the Blackjack squadron starting in 2006.