Old Buzzard Aviation is named after Navy Special Projects Squadron VPU-1 that was dis-established on Naval Air Station Jacksonville in 2012. As one of the last remaining Department Heads and pilots in the squadron, I carried on the "Old Buzzard" tradition and started Old Buzzard Aviation Inc. as a tribute to the "Association of Old Buzzards".
I am retired Navy Lieutenant Commander William K. Walker, a 23-year Naval Aviator who has been flying since I was 17 yrs old. Experience includes flying Lockheed P-3 Orion, T-34 Turbo Mentor and C-12 King Air along with countless general aviation aircraft. I was awarded "Flight Instructor of the Year" while teaching Navy pilots to fly in Pensacola, Florida, and finished my career in Afghanistan and Eastern Africa where I logged 800 combat hours and earned 3 Air Medals. I elected to forego the airlines after retiring from the Navy to be home every night with my family and become a professional Flight Instructor. I have since earned the "Gold Seal Flight Instructor" certificate from the FAA and selected by the Orlando FSDO to serve as a Designated Pilot Examiner (DPE).
I now serve as a DPE as well as Chief Instructor Pilot for Sunrise Aviation with bases in Jacksonville, Lakeland and Ormond Beach. I am based at Cecil Field, and fly with Old Buzzard Aviation on weekday afternoons and weekends by appointment.
Tailwheel, spin, aerobatic instruction and multi-engine time building is available by appointment. Ferry Pilot services also available. Please contact Billy K. Walker at OldBuzzardAviation@gmail.com, or call (757) 404-8285. I fly almost every day so please leave a message or text.