Steve "The Greek" Pisanos came to America from Athens, Greece as a young man who could not speak English. His lifelong dream of becoming a pilot could only be realized in America, he figured, and he worked as a pantry boy in Plainfield, New Jersey while practicing his English and spending most of his money on flying lessons at the local airport.
With the outbreak of war, Steve found his way into one of the flight schools operated in America by the Royal Air Force, which was desperate for young men like Pisanos to fill their cockpits. Graduating as a fighter pilot, Steve went to England and eventually joined 71 'Eagle' Squadron, one of three units composed entirely of American pilot volunteers. In time, the three Eagle Squadrons were...
Wade Meyers spent his early years at Fort Bragg, North Carolina before his family moved to Bossier City, La. when he was ten years old. Fulfilling a dream, Wade soloed a Cessna 150 at age 17 and went on to earn his Commercial and Flight Instructor pilot certificates. After high school, he earned a B.A. in History from Louisiana State University in Shreveport while serving in the US Air Force Reserve at Barksdale Air Force Base.
With marriage came a move to the beautiful Birmingham, Alabama area. Diving in head first, Wade quit his job at an aviation museum in 2003 and began to work full-time as an aviation artist. He started accepting commissions immediately, and to this day his work is primarily commission-driven. Along with his...
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