|Shane Christopher Lundgren|
21 March 1961 |
Palo Alto, California, United States
|Education||University of San Diego in economics and history also National Air College received Commercial Pilot License, Instrument Rating, Multi-Engine Rating and Instructors Flight Rating.|
|Occupation||Advisor to Air Berlin|
|Parent(s)||Father Kim Lundgren|
Shane Christopher Lundgren is an American aviator, commercial aviation businessman, entrepreneur and adventurer.
In 1994 he led the first "online" expedition sponsored by Wired magazine, Magnavox, and Apple Inc. flying across Arctic Siberia in a pair of Russian biplanes. Discovery Online was launched in 1995 through another of his biplane expeditions, this one chronicling indigenous people from Yakutsk to Alaska with the Smithsonian Institution. Subsequently, he led polar flying expeditions in 1997 and 1998 with National Geographic filming a documentary on the history of early polar flights.
Shane has been active in commercial aviation, aircraft leasing, finance and new technology ventures throughout his career.
Lundgren was born on March 21, 1961 in Palo Alto, California. He attended the University of San Diego and received a degree in economics and history in 1984. Concurrently he attended National Air College and obtained his Commercial Pilot License, Instrument Rating, Multi-Engine Rating and Instructors Flight Rating. In 1982, at 21 years of age, he was checked out in the Boeing 737 by Air Berlin USA, founded by father Kim Lundgren in Berlin, Germany. At the time, Shane was the youngest person to fly the 737 commercially.
Lundgren flew as a captain for Air Berlin from 1982 through 1998, and remains current on the Boeing 737NG. With the fall of the Berlin wall he worked with his father during the transition of the company from being a US flag carrier to a German airline, the only airline in history to change nationality.
Lundgren served as executive VP for AMI, Limited during the company's expansion into trading activities in far east Russia, including Khabarovsk, Vladivostock and Sakalin Island. During travels in Russia, Lundgren hatched the idea of barnstorming Siberia in Russian Antonov An-2 biplanes. In 1994, he led the first "online expedition," sponsored by WIRED magazine, Magnavox, and Apple. The flight began in Moscow and proceeded north of the Arctic Circle across Siberia to Magadan. In 1995, the Smithsonian Institution's Arctic Studies Center joined Lundgren in another flying expedition to chronicle indigenous people from Yakutsk to Alaska across the Bering Straits. Discovery Online was launched through this expedition. Lundgren went on to found WorldSight, an early online magazine.
Lundgren led polar expeditions in 1997 and 1998, and was filmed by National Geographic Television in a documentary about the original polar flights. Pembroke Capital of Dublin, Ireland, sponsored his 1998 Polar flight and subsequently hired Lundgren to assist with marketing commercial aircraft to airline clients globally. He left Pembroke to found a business-to-business aviation software company, Avexus.
Lundgren then founded Dutch Pacific Properties to develop properties in Oregon, his home State. His Metolian eco-resort project won accolades internationally for innovation and sustainability but was killed by the Oregon Legislature in an unprecedented land use action in 2009.
Lundgren has served on the Black Butte School Board since 2007, as well been the President of the Black Butte School Foundation, which funds scholarships to local students annually.
- Antonovs over the Arctic
- Flight Map - Siberia to Magadan
- UPI Arctic Flight Press Release
- Wired Arctic Flight Press Release
- Moscow Tribune Arctic Flight Article
- Smithsonian Arctic Flight Article
-  "Discovery Online 1995"
-  "Planning Paradise:Politics and Visioning of Land Use in Oregon"
-  "Air Berlin"
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Shane Lundgren.|
-  Air Berlin: 30 years of aviation history.
-  Two separate attempts to retrace a historic trans-polar flight.
-  Pilot pair aims to recreate 1928 polar flight.
-  Book: Antonovs over the Arctic:flying to the North Pole in Russian biplanes.
-  Book: Planning Paradise:Politics and Visioning of Land Use in Oregon.
- Magnavox Provides Satellite Communications Press Release p1
- Magnavox Provides Satellite Communications Press Release p2
- Magnavox Provides Satellite Communications Press Release p3
-  The Plane Mr. Lundgren donated to the museum of flight.