Casey Erickson Profession: Hometown: Redlands CA Aircraft name and race: 14 Shell Oil Racer Year first started racing: Soon Biography
Casey Erickson learned to fly in a Cessna 150 at Boeing Field in Seattle Washington in the mid 1990’s. Since that simple beginning, she has gone on to fly many different types of aircraft and obtain a number of ratings, including Commercial Fixed Wing, Helicopter and sUAS aircraft; she also has a Private glider rating, which she fly’s for the pure enjoyment of. In her career she has worked as a Civil Engineer and a Professional pilot, having flown cargo for Fed Ex. She is a Certified Flight Instructor with Instrument Instructor privileges and has soloed in excess of a 100 pilots. She was privileged enough to fly the Goodyear blimp, a Graf Zeppelin GZ-20 Alpha. She flew competition aerobatics for many years in a WolfPitts Special S1-SS Super Stinker, until a serious back injury sidelined her. In 2008 she began racing aircraft in the Biplane class at the National Championship Air Races at Reno in race number 8, the “Bat plane,” having flown close to 50 Air races since that time. She is one of only a handful of female air race pilots in the United States and the World. She will be making her debut in the International Formula 1 class in 2019, as a veteran air race pilot, greatly looking forward to a new challenge and making new friends. She is building an international formula one aircraft that should be a Gold Contender in the coming years. But that is the future, currently she is racing a Cassutt IIIM with a Stock Continental 0-200 motor, Race No. 14, the Shell Oil Racer at the Ely Air Races.