About Buck Roetman
Wild Horse Aviation, Pilot Bio
Buck Roetman has been flying for over 42 years – he has flown more than 155 different types of airplanes, from Cubs to corporate jets, resulting in more than 18,000 hours of flight time.
Over the years he has accumulated the following FAA certificates ATP, Commercial, Multiengine, CFIG,CFI, CFII and CFIM. He is typed in Learjet, Westwind, Citation, Astra, CJ and Hawker. In addition, he is an Airframe and Power plant mechanic with an Inspection authorization and is an Aerobatic Competency Examiner for the International Council of Air Shows.
Buck’s extensive fabricating experience started in the racing industry. He started at the local short track and progressed to winning championships with a car of his own design, in SCCA competition. He has also worked on, has done research and development, and driven for numerous SCCA, IMSA, NASCAR and Indy car teams. These experiences have helped him in the building, modifying and fabricating of over 10 complete airplanes and numerous modifications on other aircraft.
Roetman is currently the president of Wild Horse Aviation, a company that specializes in aircraft acquisition, maintenance, fabrication and export. It is based at the Flying N Estates airport in Luthersville Ga. (1GA2)
As an air show performer since 1998, Roetman currently flies a modified Pitts S2S. The airplane was built in 1994 and has been slowly modified to its current status as one of the premier Airshow Biplanes in the world. It differs from most planes here today in that is has a Lycoming AEIO-540 engine putting out 375+ HP.
Roetman’s sponsors include Grand Rapids Technology, MT-Propellers, Softie Parachutes by Para-Phernalia, Whelan Engineering, Tempest, Graham Aircraft Engines.
Currently residing in Luthersville, Ga., Roetman has been married to his high school sweetheart, Candice Roetman, for more than 40years. They have three children, two dogs and two cats together.