B747Skipper From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (11 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 1820 times:
Clay has an outstanding FBO in VNY, and is tied with operations at other locations, as far as I recall he often had a satellite operation at BFI...
Obviously other places at times...
I used to fly with him part time, in the early 1970s (as Learjet instructor) when I was on furlough from PanAm, and he definitely deserves a lot of respect in the aviation industry. His "Charlie Lima" airplanes are well known. Over 90% of the quality air-to-air movies or photography (for airline commercials) are made from his Learjets equipped with Astrovision.
When I am in USA (that area used to be my home) I never fail to visit him at the office... Clay only talks airplane, nothing else...
Sllevin From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 3376 posts, RR: 5
Reply 3, posted (11 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 1756 times:
Like Skipper said the VNY operation has been around for decades. Clay was really the first Learjet salesman for Bill Lear.
I've had the opportunity to fly a Lear 24 with Clay on an air-to-air photo shoot, and his mastery of the 24 was incredible. Of course, he's probably got about 4 times as many hours in 20-series Lears as I have in total...