Since 2003, Gene has been the Production Manager and Chief Pilot of the Vintage Aviator Ltd in Wellington New Zealand. Gene has been involved in all aspects of vintage aircraft operations since 1985 – building, testing, certifying, maintaining, running and participating in air shows …. . He was based at the Old Rhinebeck Museum in New York from 1985 – 2004. He has a massive number of hours in tail-dragger aircraft and owns a P41, Corsair and Stampe which are currently kept at Masterton Airfield.