The recent rains failed to put a damper on CAF SoCal’s latest pilot to qualify on the F6F Hellcat.
Congratulations to Chris Liguori for accomplishing this enviable milestone in his flying career.
Chris began flying at age 14 and got his license on his sixteenth birthday, one month before getting his drivers license.
This is perhaps not surprising since Chris comes from an aviation family background with his father being a commercial pilot for 32 years and mom a flight attendant.
Chris has been flying corporate jets since 1999 flying Gulfstream jets from the GII, GIII, GIV, G550, and G650. He is currently flying a GV with another CAF SoCal pilot, Col Steve McCartney, out of Van Nuys airport. Chris got involved with the CAF SoCal after getting a ride in Man O’ War For his 40th birthday in 2012.
Says Chris, “the Hellcat is my first Warbird and I am “hooked”. It was a dream to fly and I feel very lucky to be a part of such a great team of people that we have here at the CAF, Camarillo wing.”