Renegade Light Sport Aircraft
Christopher “Doc” Baily
3100 & 3150 Airmans Drive, St. Lucie County Airport
Photographer Aric Attas
How long have you lived in Florida and what brought you here?
I moved here from Kansas City in February of 2013, there were a number of factors that brought me here, the wonderful weather, the work force, the aviation oriented communities and mostly this amazing facility.
Who are your primary customers?
Most of our customers are men between 50 and 70 with an aviation background or interest.
What is the average price of a Renegade aircraft?
The average price is about 145k and each aircraft is completely customizable.
How did you get involved with the wounded warrior program?
We have named the program the “Broken Wing” Project. We introduce our injured military heroes to the freedom of flight by using two specially designed and equipped SC07 Speed Cruisers.
Many of our wounded service men had asked if I would teach them how to fly, the LSA category allows for a driver’s license to pass as the FAA physical which gives me the opportunity to teach those with handicaps how to fly with much less hassle than the standard FAA physical waiver would require.
Best advice you’ve ever received?
Not to listen to people who tell you that you can’t do something… If you want to do something just get up off the couch and make it happen. NO one is going to do it for you.
What is your guilty pleasure?
Riding my Harley Davidson down A1A on a cool clear Sunday afternoon, with the shades on and letting all my cares go by with the wind.
5 Things you can’t live without?
The 5 B’s Bikes, Babes, Beer, Bar BQ and Biplanes
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