Jeremy Ellison worked as a carpenter and a mountain guide for many years, until he decided to become a commercial helicopter pilot in his mid-thirties. He’s now flying scenic tours out of Las Vegas in a turbine AS350 AStar. Here’s how he did it.

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Join us for an in-depth look at Magic Air Tours’ 1929 Travel Air 4000 biplane. Owner Rod Magner gives us a complete tour of the aircraft’s exterior and interior, sharing the aircraft’s history and what’s he’s learned during more than 6,000 hours flying “Magic One.”

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Interview: Rod Magner, Magic Air Tours

Published on September 1, 2012 by in Interviews


Rod Magner started Magic Air Tours back in 1991 with a 1929 Travel Air 4000 biplane and a simple passion for sharing the magic of flight. 21 years later he’s still at it on Washington’s Orcas Island, changing lives one artful flight at a time.

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