Bill Stein has logged over 5,000 hours of aerobatic and formation flight. Bill began flying aerobatics when he was still a student pilot and has been dedicated to perfecting his skills ever since. Since 1995 Bill has performed at air shows all across the United States and has entertained millions air show fans.
Bill’s passion for precision flying is evident in his dazzling air show routine. He trains every day so that his skills stay razor sharp, and to maintain the all-out energy and excitement he puts into his air show sequence. Bill’s experience includes competitive aerobatics and years of flying on the world famous Red Baron Stearman Squadron. Bill also gives back to the air show community by mentoring new air show pilots including coaching the “Stars of Tomorrow” team which have performed at many prestigious air shows including the EAA AirVenture Air Show.
Bill carries a Commercial Pilot Certificate with airplane multi-engine and single-engine instrument ratings. He has flown air shows in the Pitts Special, Globe Swift, Boeing Stearman, and in his current airplane: The state-of-the-art Zivko Edge 540.Edge 540
Fully composite EDGE wing
Lycoming IO-540 producing 327+ HP
Hartzell Aerobatic 3-blade composite propeller
Inverted fuel and oil system
Roll rate: 420 degrees a second
Climb rate: 3,700 ft/min
Empty weight: 1155 lbs
Max Gross weight(aerobatic): 1550 lbs
Fuel cap. (fuse. tank): 19 gal
Fuel cap. (wing tank): 44 gal
Vne: 265 mph
Vs: 58 mph