Jim is from Pierre, SD where his father taught him to fly in the 1970's. He began teaching himself aerobatics in 1992, and has since amassed over 20000 incident-free hours in over 100 aircraft types! Flying his certified aerobatic F33C Beechcraft Bonanza, he delivers an amazing demonstration that will leave all who see it completely mesmerized. The specialized Bonanza is capable of a wide range of aerobatic maneuvers, including loops, point rolls, barrel rolls, snap rolls, Cuban eights and hammerheads.
Peitz has performed in a wide variety of air show aircraft, including nine years in a Christen Eagle, followed by a 15-year run in an Extra 300L and now the F33C Beechcraft Bonanza for over 11 years. If THAT wasn’t enough, he also performs in a P-51D Mustang and 450 Stearman! He is the recipient of the most prestigious award in the air show industry, the International Council of Air Shows Sword of Excellence.
Jim believes that aviation is one of the greatest freedoms we enjoy in this country, and nobody probably enjoys it more. In addition to his airshow activities, Jim also owns and operates Mustang Aviation, a full service FBO, charter company and maintenance facility at the Pierre Regional Airport. Be sure to stop in and visit Jim when you are traveling across the region! Jim has his own aerobatic box right on the field.
When he isn't flying airshows, operating Mustang Aviation or Alliance Aircraft Sales, Jim enjoys taking his Cessna 180 to the back country for some fishing or pheasant hunting in the hills of South Dakota.