Patrick McAlee Airshows: Pitts S-1 Factsheet
Patrick grew up in St. Louis Missouri and is currently residing in Chicago, Ill. He credits his father and uncle, both commercial Airline Pilots, for inspiring him to fly.
When Patrick was five years old, his father flew him to The EAA AirVenture Fly-in at OshKosh. That is when he met with and was inspired by airshow mogul Sean D. Tucker. Over the years he and his father continued to Fly and Pat continued to log hours in every single plane he could get his hands on. By the age of 12 Patrick knew he wanted to become a professional pilot
At the age of 16 he was saving for his first plane.
He received his pilot’s license at the age of 17 and continued to build time for his commercial rating.
At the age of 18 he received his commercial and flight instructor rating.
At the age of 23, Pat received his A&P License and was hired on by Republic Airlines.
Patrick was upgraded to Captain within a few years on the EMB-145
In 2013, Patrick became a Captain on the EMB-170/175
Patrick has been with Republic Airline for the past 14 years and has been happy ever since.
While working at the Airline, Patrick enrolled at the Tutima Academy of Aviation Safety Sean D Tucker and started competing in aerobatics. Soon after, Patrick transitioned his high energy routine to airshows. Patrick was blessed to be mentored by many top airshow pilots within the industry and felt like he could merge his love for flight to the maximum level. For five years Patrick continued to compete and worked hard; placing top-ten in the nation each and every time. Currently, Patrick is both a professional airline pilot and airshow pilot. He promotes the art of flight every chance he gets and strives to be the best entertainer and performer for past and future generations.