Tom Wathen

When Tom Wathen retired in 1999 as CEO of Pinkerton, he found more time to pursue his lifelong passion for airplanes. Last year he bought FlaBob Airport in Riverside, California home of EAA Chapter 1 and earlier this year he acquired the patents and designs for Glasair and GlaStar. Since the late '50s he has owned 15 airplanes, and has just finished building a replica of Roscoe Turner's LT-14 Meteor. In this month's Profile, AVweb's Joe Godfrey talks with Tom about airplanes, airports, the New Glasair company, and a subject that's on everybody's mind: airport security.

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