Like most children, Yuichi dreamed of flying in the freedom of the sky. Born November, 1971 and raised in Japan, he moved to the U.S. in search of a new challenge and dream of being an aviator. Yuichi made his first flight in 1992 and has accumulated over 7,000 hours as an aerobatic flight instructor, traffic watch pilot, cargo pilot and glider pilot. He is an unlimited category competitor, and flies airshow performance flights in the United States and Japan.
Yuichi is a Certified Aircraft Mechanic (A&P), aerobatic judge for the Federation Aéronautique Internationale (FAI) and International Aerobatic Club (IAC), as well as chief judge / instructor for the Japanese Aerobatic Club. With more than 10 years of competition aerobatic flying experience, Yuichi’s precise flying and dynamic style make his classic Pitts S-2S dance across the sky.