Jack “Skids” Mitchard - #6 Solo Acro and Alternate Formation Lead #1

Jack Mitchard is a retired Navy Commander who flew F-4 Phantoms and F-14 Tomcats during active duty, and later as a Naval Reservist.  He accumulated over 2400 hours of tactical fighter time including 400 carrier arrested landings at sea.  His tours of duty included the VF-101 “Diamondbacks” on the USS Independence and USS America, VF-101 at NAS Oceana as an F-14 Instructor and check pilot, and with VF-1486 in the Navy Reserves.  As a student Naval Aviator, Jack flew the T-28 at NAS Whiting Field.  He is currently a Boeing 737 and 757 Captain and check airman for US Air, and has served as T-28 formation lead at the Oshkosh and Sun-N-Fun warbird shows.  In addition to T-28’s, Jack has also owned a PT-17 Stearman and an SNJ-4.