West Team

West Coast Aircraft

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Statistics

Dimensions: Span: 31’5 feet; Length: 22 feet; Height: 8 feet;
Seating: 4-seats.
Engine: Lycoming 0-360-A4K 180-horsepower, normally aspirated. TBO: 2,000 hrs.
Propeller: Sensenich 76 Diameter/61 Fixed Pitch.
Speed: Cruise speed: 139 KTS @ (75% Power)@ 8,500 feet; Max speed: 149 KTS; Stall Speed: 53 KTS. Rate of Climb: 850 FPM. Service Ceiling:13,800 feet.
Crew: One pilot, (2) 20 Gallon Smoke Tanks.
Manufacture: Gulfstream American 1975-1979

1979 Grumman AA-5B Tiger

Skywriting

Skywriting is a single plane twisting and turning at an altitude of about 10,000 feet emitting a biodegradable trail of vapor to form spectacular letters and symbols in the sky. A single skywriting letter is 2,400 feet tall - that's the size of two Empire State Buildings stacked on top of each other. Skywriting is so large that it can be seen in EXCESS OF FORTY MILES AWAY, BY AS MANY AS 3 MILLION PEOPLE!

A spectacular form of mass advertising or a unique way to deliver a personal message, skywriting is an eye-catching process. Once people see it in progress, their curiosity compels them to watch it every step of the way, anticipating the final result.

Our skywriters have over 40 years of skywriting experience along; with being active members of the Screen Actors Guild and American Federation of Television and Radio Artists. Among their many accomplishments they have participated in the Opening Ceremonies of the 1984 OLYMPICS by skywriting the Olympic symbol, of 5 interlocking rings overhead; and a Sixty-Three City Skywriting Campaign across the U.S.A. for Bartels and James.

SKYWRITING IS GREAT FOR:

  • GRAND OPENINGS

  • NEW PRODUCTS

  • MAJOR SPORTING EVENTS

  • BIRTHDAYS AND ANNIVERSARIES

  • PROPOSALS & WEDDINGS, ETC.

Prices starting at $1,800 in Southern California and Las Vegas areas. Other areas available upon request. Please call or email Greg at (714) 943-2249 gstinis@skytypers.com.

Our West Coast Team Pilots

Mr. Greg Stinis

CEO & Squadron Commander
Founder of Skytypers, Inc and Chief Pilot, developed worldwide market with over 40 years of experience running the company and flying. Mr. Greg Stinis was taught how to Skywrite 49 years ago by his father. Greg’s Father is the pioneer of Skytyping. Mr. Stinis is a member of SAG and AFTRA. He and his team started off the 1984 Summer Olympics with 5 interlocking Olympic rings and the word WELCOME that was seen by 2.5 billion people around the world via TV. He flew in WINDS OF WAR, SWING SHIFT movies and has made over 20 TV commercials, some even in Japanese. A few years ago he and his sky team covered 62 cities across the USA within 10 days on a Skywriting campaign for Bartle’s & James. During Greg's Skytyping and Skywriting career he has experienced both the spotlight while performing in motion pictures and television, and that special feeling associated with public service activity.

Mr. Stephen G. Stinis

President
Stephen was raised in this business. He was Vice President and Chief Information Officer at Thornton Capital Advisors, a financial receivables company from 2002 to August 2004. Prior to being involved with Thornton; he was a Senior Data Mining Analyst / Programmer with Kinko’s Inc. In addition to business reporting, he programmed Data Warehouse systems for financial planning and analysis, loss prevention, internal audit, commercial sales, product development and marketing. Before being promoted to this position, he was an internal auditor for Kinko’s Inc. In this role, he was responsible for internal and operational audits of over 1,000 branches worldwide. Mr. Stinis’ experience at Kinko’s includes his successful development of an automated fraud detection system with an estimated savings of $1.8M in the first 16 months of operation.

From 1996 – 1999, he was financial analyst and system engineer at Skytypers, Inc. and was responsible for the development of a patented network using wireless technology. Mr. Stinis holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Finance / Management and Investments. From 2000 – 2001 he served as the Executive Vice President of the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) in the San Fernando Valley and during 1999, Vice President of the Channel Islands Audit Chapter. Mr. Stinis has been the guest speaker on “Data Mining Techniques and Fraud” at numerous Loss Prevention and Audit conferences nationwide.

Pilot Positions Available

Commercial Pilot

Part time positions are available for qualified pilots looking for the unique opportunity of flying with The Skytypers. 

Requirements Include

Prior military flying experience, including extensive formation.
Minimum 750 hours total time.
Commercial/Instrument rating.
Formation experience is necessary. Formation card preferred.
Must be located within 50 miles of the Chino Airport, or Las Vegas, NV.
Applicants will be evaluated based on experience and checkout. The majority of flying is done on the weekends during the spring, summer and fall months.
Able to travel between CA, NV and take long trips over weekends and holidays.

Contact Greg Stinis, Squadron Commander for details.
To apply for this position, please send resume and salary history to gstinis@skytypers.com.