Ground Boss/Ground Operations
Pat has been with David Schultz Airshows for 15 + years, controlling Ground Operations for airshows across the country.
From military bases, large tower-controlled airports, and small non towered airports, Pat has provided Ground Operations support coordinating ground crews, airport staff and Demo Team support crews serving as a Ground Boss. He has also worked airshows preparing and launching aircraft from remote airports to coordinate their on-time arrivals for performances at the beachfront and off base locations including Atlantic City NJ, Gulfport MS and Great Falls MT. He has vast experience knowing what the military teams, tactical demo teams, civilian performers and especially vintage Warbirds will need in order to tow, service, and prepare their aircraft for their performances.
He also has extensive experience in FBO management and operations, airport operations and off airport aircraft handling.
15+ Years of Ground Operations with David Schultz Airshows
Former US Navy Aircrew & Rescue Swimmer
30+ Years of Aircraft Handling Experience
25+ years of aircraft maintenance and restoration
35+ years of FBO management and operations.
250+ Airshows since 1986
Military Base & Civilian Airport Experienced
LOX and Fuels Servicing
International Airport ground operations experience
Aircraft Handling Staff of Mid Atlantic Air Museum’s WWII Weekend Event.
Beachfront and Airport Experience: YES
Twilight/Night Show Experience: YES
Military Base Experience: YES
Jet Team/Demo Team Experience: YES
Hometown: Chantilly, Virginia