A native Californian, Gregory "Wired" Colyer took his first flight at age 7 in a Cessna 172 with Dr. Lee Schaller out of the Schellville airport in Sonoma California. Hooked ever since, he has been licensed for 27 years after learning how to fly at age 18 while serving in the U.S. Army from 1982-1987.
Since leaving the service he has been employed by the FAA as an Air Traffic Controller at Oakland ARTCC for the last 21 years. His passion for the cockpit never left him as he continued to fly as a hobby and an occasional airshow flying a Beech T-34 mentor until he imported a Russian L-29 Delfin Jet in 2003. Thus his life in jets started.
Greg Founded the non profit (501c-3 pending) T-33 Heritage Foundation to help in the aquistion, restoration and preservation of the P-80, F-80 TF-80c type aircraft.
He holds a Commercial Pilot certificate with instrument, single and multi engine ratings as well as being a Certified Flight Instructor. Type rated in Aero Vodochody's L-29 Delfin, L-39 Albatros and the Lockheed T-33 Shooting Star. A level II Aerobatic low level card and FAST lead formation card round out his qualifications.
Greg stays in shape for flying high performance aircraft by competitive cycling with the Taleo cycling team and an occasional Ironman Triathlon.