Scott “Scooter” Yoak – Demonstration Pilot
Scott is a 2008 graduate of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Daytona Beach Campus with a major in Aviation Maintenance Science and a minor in Air Traffic Management. While attending school at ERAU, Scott obtained his Commercial Single and Multi Engine Land, Single Engine Sea, Flight Instructor, and Airframe and Powerpant Mechanic. In between all of the school flying, he built hours by banner towwing and instructing in the family T-6 Texan before checking out in the P-51 at the age of 20. After Graduation, Scooter moved back to West Virginia, obtained his Inspection Authorization, and has picked up the family restoration and fabrication business. He currently holds a Surface Level Aerobatic waiver in the P-51 and performs in dozens of shows a year. His current Total time is 5,000+ hours and over 400 in P-51’s. When he is not touring with the mustang or working in the shop, he is the Deputy Team Chief for the Black Diamond Jet Team.
Contact Scooter Here: Mustang51hy@gmail.com
Dave “Lurch” Mills – Saftey Officer/Narrator
Dave is the team’s Safety Officer since its conception in 2007. Graduating from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Daytona Beach Campus in 2006 with a major in Air Traffic Management makes him the perfect choice for operations and safety management for the Quick Silver team.
Thor Torgersen – Operations and Development
Thor is a long time Warbird enthusiast and supporter. He has over a decade of air show and warbird experience supporting flight crews in moving, displaying, maintaining and promoting their aircraft around the country. A prior member of Warbirds Over Long Island and The Heritage Flight Foundation. Thor brings his experience to the Quick Silver Team in order to help us keep Bill Yoaks dream alive of honoring our veterans, maintaining aviation history and educating future generations of sacrifices made by the few to keep the rest of us free.