Welcome to Base Leg Aviation, owned and operated by Vic Syracuse at KFFC (Atlanta Regional Airport-Falcon Field), a nationally-recognized expert in pre-buy and DAR services for amateur-built aircraft.
I have over 42 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/IA, and a Designated Airworthiness Representative (DAR) for the Atlanta MIDO office (10 years), as well as an EAA Technical Counselor and Flight Advisor. I’ve flown over 9300 hours in over 72 different kinds of aircraft, including 5000 hours in Amateur-Built aircraft, and have over 4500 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 chairing the Homebuilt Council at EAA. I am also a member of the EAA BOD.
One of my favorite things to do is giving Young Eagle rides in my Stearman.
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