TONY WOOD OF AKROVILLE TX
Tony graduated form Southwestern Oklahoma State University in Weatherford,
Oklahoma with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and a minor in Computer
Science in 1991. He obtained his flying certificates and ratings from FlightSafety in
Vero Beach, Florida.
He was a flight instructor and carried skydivers aloft in Houston, Texas from July
1992. In October 1995 , he was also employed by GTA based in Dallas, Texas
flying night cargo in Beechcraft Barons.
He was hired by American Eagle Airlines in November, 1996. He has been First
Officer and Captain on the ATR 42 and 72 based out of Chicago and Dallas; First
Officer and Captain on the Embraer, and Captain on the Saab 340. In 2006, he
joined the training department for American Eagle as Simulator Instructor,
Ground School Instructor, and Standards Captain.
Tony has over 1500 hours of aerobatic flying, much of it as an aerobatic instructor
at H&R Aviation in La Porte Texas, the east side of Houston, where he taught all
levels of aerobatics in the Extra 300, Pitts S-2A and S-2B, Decathlon and Citabria.
He currently competes in the Sukhoi 26 in Unlimited and does aerobatic displays
and airshows in the Sukhoi 26, Pitts S-2B and the Turboshark. He is also
competing in the Aerobatic Racing Challenge Series flying in the Turboshark and
the Sukhoi 26.