Michael is a graduate of The Ohio State University with an aviation management degree. After winning many awards for aerobatic competition, Michael was selected to fly the Extra 300 with the prestigious Northern Lights Aerobatic Team. Over his 10 years as a full time professional air show pilot, Michael flew in over 200 air shows and nearly 1000 performances including precision formation team and solo aerobatics. Michael is a member of the Screen Actors Guild, flying or acting as aerial coordinator in several major motion pictures. Michael is now a corporate jet and Helicopter Captain and is licensed to fly many popular corporate jet aircraft such as the King Air 200, King Air 350, Embraer Legacy 600, Challenger 601, Hawker 800XP, Cessna C680 Soveriegn, Gulfstream 200 and Airbus Astar 350B.