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Rick Raesz

 
 

 

Rick Raesz, pronounced "Race" is one of the founding members of the Trojan Phlyers Racing Team and has been an Airshow and race pilot for the group from its beginning days.  Rick also maintains and manages the TPI website.

Rick is 56 years old and was born in Taylor, Texas.  He is the owner of RCOM Computer Services www.rcomcomputerservices.com and Voike, LLC, www.voike.com.   Rick received his undergraduate studies from The University of Texas and is a licensed Electrical and Computer Engineer. 

Rick has been in business for himself for over 35 years but has followed his true love of aviation and Air Racing since he was a teenager. He was one of the original founders of the Trojan Phlyers group that started in 1993.  Rick made his Air Racing debut in the Phoenix 500 Air Races in 1995 winning third place in the newly formed T-28 Race Class. Rick earned his Unlimited Pylon Racing License in Reno 1995 and went on to become the 1998 National T-28 Air Race Champion at the Reno National Championship Air Races.

Rick grew up around aviation, earning all of his ratings as a teenager. Rick is a civilian trained pilot with over 5800 hours in over 140 different aircraft. He currently holds a Commercial Pilot License with instrument and multi engine privileges along with type ratings in the North American T-28 Trojan and various other Warbirds and corporate turbo props and jets.

Rick's has two sons Alex (28) and Ben (24).  His sons assist Rick in the cockpit and share his passion for aviation. They are a high energy, high flying family. 

Rick was honored to be selected out of hundreds of pilot candidates from Texas to represent the grand state at the 100th anniversary of powered flight in Kitty Hawk, NC on December 17, 2003.  He was chosen to fly a Texas flag given to him by Governor Rick Perry  to the site where aviation began in participation of the 50 Flags to Kitty Hawk Celebration. http://www.countdowntokittyhawk.com/news/031130_tx.html

 

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