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Twins Follow in their Father's Footsteps

By Nicole Kiefert

July 21, 2015 - Scott, Tyler, and Chase Huff flew their twin-engine Beechcraft Baron in together from Fredericksburg, Virginia. Scott is the father of the 12-year-old twins. EAA AirVenture 2015 will be the sixth AirVenture Scott has brought the boys to and he has attended 13.

Scott said his interest in aviation started out when he was very young.

“I have a brother who is eight years older than I am and he got his pilot’s license in his teenage years and I followed behind him, so he was my early influence,” he said.

Chase and Tyler are following in their father’s footsteps. They are currently part of the Young Eagles program out of EAA Chapter 1099 and both plan to get their pilot’s certificates someday as well.

“We’ve already talked about it and we’re already looking at a couple airplanes here that would be a good trainer for them,” Scott said. “We’re maybe going to get a Cessna 170 as a potential trainer for them.”

The boys have already enjoyed seeing the B-52 and look forward to the air performances and the night shows. Besides those, Scott is also interested in seeing the Sasquatch Biplane, the mass arrival of the Warbirds, Sean Tucker, and the performance by Luca Bertossio.

“I have not seen his performance but I read his article in Sport Aviation,” Scott said. “I’ve seen a couple videos online but I think that’s probably one of the coolest forms of air show performances—the gliders—so I’m interested in that.”

The boys are all also excited for the 70th anniversary celebration of the Pitts.

Scott said, “I’ve got a picture when I was seven or eight standing in front of a Pitts S1T and my dad remembers I looked at him and said ‘That’s an airplane sized just for me’ and I told him then I was going to own one someday.”

Scott has not yet owned a Pitts. But it is on his bucket list.

“Maybe once they get to college,” he said.

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