Welcome to Base Leg Aviation, owned and operated by Vic Syracuse of Locust Grove, Georgia, a nationally-recognized expert in pre-buy services for amateur-built aircraft.
My focus and expertise are in the following areas:
Amateur-Built & Light-Sport (Metal, Composite, and Tube & Fabric aircraft).
7 State territory (Georgia, Tennessee, N. Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, N & S Carolina)
I am recognized as the go-to guy for pre-buys, especially on RV-type aircraft. I've traveled all over the USA via airlines or RV10. Every single customer will tell you it was worth it, and sellers have asked me to do their next pre-buy inspection. Both the seller and the buyer win, as we will all understand the quality of the aircraft along with any potential safety items that need to be fixed.
I have over 40 years of Aviation Experience, beginning with the U.S. Air Force in 1977 where I worked as an Avionics Maintenance Technician on U-2’s, C-130’s, UH-1 and CH-53 helicopters, and T-33’s. I’ve built 11 award-winning aircraft--- Van’s RV-4, RV-6, RV-7A, RV-8, 2 RV-10’s, Prescott Pusher, the Kitfox Models II, IV Speedster, and 7 Super Sport, as well as a Just Aircraft Super Stol. I have also helped finished a number of other aircraft, and have made 24+ first flights. I hold a current Commercial Pilot’s License with ASMEL, ASES, Instrument, as well as CFII and SIC CL-65. I am a licensed A & P, and a Designated Airworthiness Representative (DAR) for the Atlanta MIDO office (9 years), as well as an EAA Technical Counselor and Flight Advisor. I’ve flown over 8500 hours in over 70 different kinds of aircraft, including 4800 hours in Amateur-Built aircraft, and have over 4000 hours of tail wheel experience in everything from single seat ultra-light gliders, Pietenpol Air Campers to Beech 18’s. I’ve also flown in 42 States, including Alaska and Hawaii, Mexico, and the Caribbean.
A lifetime dream was fulfilled when I and my wife (Carol) flew our RV-10 to Alaska from Atlanta, GA. Three round trips now now, including stops at Ketchikan, Yakutat, Anchorage, Homer, Fairbanks, Tok, Northway, and many others. Even a touch and go landing on the Alaskan Highway!
I volunteer as a Young Eagle, Eagle, and Angel Flight pilot, as well as serving on the Homebuilt Council at EAA.
I am a Contributing Editor for Kitplanes Magazine, authoring a monthly column entitled "CheckPoints" as well as many feature articles.
See my profile on Linked in: https://www.linkedin.com/pub/dir/vic/syracuse?trk=uno-reg-guest-home-name-search