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Greg Koontz learned to fly in 1969 getting his Private Pilot Certificate when he turned 17 years old. Greg restored a 1946 Piper J-3 Cub in his mother's garage and flew the plane for to gain experience for a flying career. He obtained his commercial pilot certificate and all the pilot ratings he would need to pursue the pilot profession. At age 20, Greg got his start in the airshow business when he bought another Piper Cub from Ernie Moser in St. Augustine, Florida. Greg soon was working full-time for Ernie Moser. As the years went by he learned more aerobatics and other airshow skills. Greg stayed with the flying circus until deciding it was time to get serious work and pursue a corporate flying career in 1981. Until 2002 Greg flew jet aircraft and performed airshows in his spare time. Besides doing an inverted ribbon cut 15 feet above the ground in airshows, Greg specializes in teaching pilots how to fly aerobatics in his Super Decathlon. Today Greg is a full-time airshow and aerobatics professional. You can find out more about Greg Koontz Airshows and how you might learn aerobatics at his B&B by checking out