Skip Holm

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P-51D Dago Red piloted by Holm at the 2004 Reno Air Races

Skip James Holm (born February 22, 1944)[1] is a retired pilot who lives in Calabasas, California.

Holm claims to hold the world record for combat flight hours: 1,172. He retired from the U.S. Air Force Reserve in 1992, with the rank of lieutenant colonel. He logged his combat hours flying F-105s and F-4s in the Vietnam War.[2] After three tours of duty in Vietnam, he joined Lockheed Skunk Works and test piloted the experimental and production F-117s.[2]

Holm participated in the Reno Air Races since 1981.[2] He has won in the Unlimited class of piston-engined aircraft in 1984, 2000, 2002 and 2003.[3] Holm performed as stand-in pilot in The Right Stuff and Hot Shots!.[2]


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  2. ^ a b c d Huber, Mark. "Sticks for Hire, p. 3". Air & Space magazine, July 01, 2003. Retrieved 2008-12-28. 
  3. ^ "Reno National Air Races. History". Retrieved 2008-12-28. 


  • Robert Gandt, Fly Low Fly Fast: Inside the Reno Air Races (1999)

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