The Pilots

Chris, Dave and their Comanches
Chris and Dave have shared ownership of two Comanches over the past 25 years.


Photo: Igor Yu

A passion that wouldn’t quit
They purchased a Comanche 250 in the Pittsburgh, Pa area, imported it into Canada as C-FDCM, and proceeded to fly it for almost 3,000 hours over a 23-year period (the equivalent of more than 15 circumnavigations). In 2007, Chris purchased a derelict Comanche 180, C-FYHU, and has since restored it to mint condition. After four years of painstaking work, it took flight in late 2011. This is this aircraft that the pair will use for their global flight.