Thom Richard

Nationality: Swedish

Hometown: Kissimmee, FL, USA

Aircraft model: 3M1C1R

Aircraft name: “Hot Stuff

Crew Chief: Michaela “Mac” Satter

Thom has been flying for 27 years, since the age of 16 – a long wait since the age of 7 when he decided to be a champion race pilot. Almost half of his vast 10,500 hours has been accumulated in vintage warbirds – and with great success in racing a famous P-51 Mustang in the Unlimited Class at the US National Championships. That may even make his many hours of helicopter, jet and aerobatic flying sound mundane, but Thom, the formula one class champion in 2009, is nothing but.