Bud Yerly is a retired Air Force fighter pilot who's final goal was to build his own airplane. However, he found helping others build their dream aircraft was far more enjoyable. Bud is a graduate of Parks College with a degree in Aerospace Engineering. In his Air Force career, he has accumulated 4000 hours of fighter and trainer time. As a supervisor, safety officer, standardization pilot and maintenance liaison, he has learned what it takes for safe and efficient aircraft operations. He is also the President of EAA Chapter 175 of Tampa FL.