Edward C. Finnegan background:
Ed holds an Airline Transport Pilot certificate with
over 18,000 hours of flight time. He is a former U.S. Army
aviator, and flew helicopters as well as fixed-wing aircraft
while on active duty. The majority of his military flight time
was in the OV/RV-1 Mohawk, flying reconnaissance missions along
the sensitive borders of the Republic of Korea and West Germany.
Ed left active duty in 1990 to fly for American Airlines. He
holds commercial Instrument privileges for rotorcraft
helicopter, and type ratings for the Boeing 737, Boeing 757/767,
Boeing 777, Fokker F100, McDonnell Douglas MD-80, the North American B-25, and the Grumman TBM Avenger.
He also holds Authorized Experimental Aircraft endorsements for the Grumman OV/RV-1
Mohawk, the Aero Vodochody L-29 Delfin, the Aero Vodochody L-39 Albatros,
and the North American T-28 Trojan. Ed serves the FAA as
an FAA Designated Specialty Aircraft Examiner in the G-OV1, the AV-L29,
the AV-L39, the N-T28, the Grumman TBM and the N-B25.
He is a Certified Flight Instructor and Ground Instructor with Primary,
Multi-engine, and Instrument ratings. He flies a variety of
aircraft within the warbird community, including the T-6 Texan,
the T-34 Mentor, the L-19 Birddog, the T-28 Trojan, the
L-29 Delfin, the L-39 Albatros, the OV-1 Mohawk, the P-51 Mustang, the B-25 Mitchell,
and, the Grumman TBM-3E Avenger.
He resides in Cary, IL, with his wife and four very spoiled