Born and raised in California, Vicky Benzing is an accomplished pilot, skydiver aerobatics competitor and air racer. With nearly 7,000 hours of flight time and over 1200 parachute jumps. Vicky has a passion for everything airborne.
While in college, she learned to fly in an antique Taylorcraft in her hometown of Watsonville, California. She holds an Airline Transport Pilot rating as well as a commercial rating in helicopters and seaplanes.
In 2013, Vicky qualified to race an L-39 jet and was named “Rookie of the Year” for the Jet Class, finishing in the gold at 425 mph on the course. This last September at the 2014 National Championship Air Races, Vicky won the top honors of 1st place in both the Sport Silver and Jet Bronze races. Look for her to be going even faster at Reno in 2015.
Vicky will be flying two airplanes, an Extra 300S and a Boeing Stearman