Erik can’t remember his first airplane ride…because he wasn’t born yet! He began “training” at the age of 6, sitting on his father’s lap and flying on instruments. Erik was ready for solo at the age of 8 through the use of a tailor-made seat and control extensions. At age 10, he learned spins, which sparked his lifelong passion for aerobatics.
Erik has worked as a Flight Instructor, an Instructor/Pilot for an air combat school in the AT-6/SNJ and as a Corporate Pilot in Lear Jets, Kings Airs, and more. He has flown more than 5800 hrs in over 180 different makes and models of aircraft. Erik is a full-time farmer, living on the same farm the original settlers log cabin was built… now with a grass runway and airshow practice box!
Erik Edgren aka Hobie Washburn