Brian "Scrappy" Aukes
Logging his first PIC hours by the age of five, Brian has been flying aircraft of all shapes and sizes for nearly his entire life. According to Rachel, he is the best pilot around, and when he's not flying, he can usually be found in the hangar working on the planes (all of his shirts have the pilot's telltale sign - oil stains). Brian is a Certified Flight Instructor (CFI) for aerobatic and tailwheel instruction and maintains a long list of ratings and endorsements, including being a member of the Splash & Dash club (i.e. seaplane rating).
Rachel "Marvin" Aukes
Rachel's the newest aviator of the bunch. After being introduced to flying in a Stearman on a date with Brian, she was hooked (on both Brian and flying). In 2007, she earned her wings and now takes the to the skies whenever she can. When she's not flying, she's writes science fiction/horror, where at least one of her characters is a pilot.
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