Lee Lauderback of Orlando, FL began flying in 1966 at the age of 15. Shortly after graduation from college, Lee started to work for the noted professional golfer and businessman, Arnold Palmer. For 16 years, Lee headed up Mr. Palmer's flight operations as chief pilot and director of flight operations, piloting his Learjet, C-I, C-II, C-III series Citation Jets, and MD500E helicopter.
Currently, Lee is chief instructor and demonstration pilot in the P-51 Mustang. In addition, he is also one of the pilots for the USAF Air Force Heritage Flight Program as well as a civilian instructor for the Navy Test Pilot School at Patuxent River, MD where test pilot students and instructors fly the Mustang.
Lee is a certified flight and ground instructor for airplane (single and multi-engine), instrument, helicopters and gliders as well as being a FAA Pilot Proficiency Examiner and does acceptance flight-testing in various Warbirds, Helicopters, and Turbojets.
Amassing in excess of 20,000 flight hours in all types of aircraft and helicopters, including well over 7,500 hours in Mustangs, Lee has also had a chance to fly the F-15 Eagle, F-16 Viper, and F/A-18 Hornet. Lee has over 2,000 hours in sailplanes and has competed in many soaring contests and has held several sailplane records.
Lee is also an accomplished master class falconer, and when not flying aircraft he can be found flying hawks and falcons.