Executive Director & Chief Pilot
About Patrick Rodgers
Pat has extensive aircraft maintenance and flying experience. He is a rated helicopter and fixed wing pilot, and licensed A&P mechanic. He started at the young age of 15 at Planes of Fame in Chino, Ca. He served in the U.S. Army on the UH-1 Huey, AH-1, U8D & F, U-21 and OH-58 Kiowa. He later joined the Air National Guard and crewed O-2’s, T-33’s, F-4 Phantoms, and KC-135 Stratotankers. He has traveled the world and retired from the ANG in 2000. Pat is a Aeronauticl World Record holder for flying the OH-58 cross country setting a speed record. He leads his crew with professionalism and enthusiasm for the future.
Aircraft Painter & Marketing Director
About Shayne Meder
Shayne Meder, MSgt, spent her USAF career working in the aerospace equipment field and later B-52’s and KC-135’s. After retiring, she worked for three years at Castle Air Museum in Merced, California, and then moved on to work at March Field Air Museum for eight years – overseeing the restoration of 35 of the museum’s 67 aircraft. During the same time period, she also did nose art on the KC-135 tankers and C-141 aircraft at March Air Reserve Base.
In 2005, Shayne joined the team at Wings & Rotors Air Museum, and she also volunteers her time to paint H-60 helicopters for the U.S. Navy at NAS North Island in San Diego and has gone to Japan, Guam, and Washington to paint for them as well. In fact, she has painted over 30 H-60 aircraft in total.