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Budd Davisson is the Editor-in-Chief of Flight Journal magazine
Budd also runs airbum.com with tons of aviation content from the last 40 years
Budd also has over 30 years experience giving dual in the Pitts Special!
Interview with Budd Davisson - 1:00:52
Budd Davisson has been writing about his amazing flying experiences for 40 years now, and he's still going strong! He keeps busy as the Editor-in-Chief of Flight Journal magazine, a fabulous publication and website with an emphasis on aviation history, including detailed stories on aircraft, people and events from military aviation.
Budd also runs airbum.com, a website full of his pilot reports and photography from the last 40 years of his work as an aviation journalist. It's a tremendous resource for all kinds of great avgeek info.
And if all that wasn't enough, Budd has been running a Pitts Special flight school for well over 30 years! He specializes in teaching people how to handle the Pitts in the landing phase, and in the process winds up making much better pilots out of them. He'll pass 5,000 hours of dual-given this year - amazing!
This interview was especially cool for me since I first starting reading Budd's great articles back in the mid 70's when I was a teenager. The type of aircraft he wrote about, and the informative, personal, and fun style of his writing made him by far the most influential aviation writer in my life.
Budd Davisson is sitting in the front seat of the prototype two-place Pitts Special back in 1973. Bob Schnuerle is in the rear seat with Bob Herendeen sitting on the wing, and then Tom Poberezny, Curtis Pitts and Gene Dearing. We talk about this fabulous photo in the interview.