about the pilot

flying over NC

over Mackinac

airport location

Carolina Barnstormers home page

Mike Ratty

Mike was a captain with American Airlines for 22 years

he has given rides from Alaska to Mackinac

Notice of Change of Operations

Mike has sold his Waco and is planning to teach Twin-Engine flying in his Beechcraft D95a. 
He will update this Site with more details in the near future, so please stay tuned.
(if you click on the "Mike Flying High" icon above you will see a video of Mike flying his Twin-Engine Beechcraft along with some old videos of his Waco in flight)

A heart-felt thanks to all who flew with me in the past in my Waco, either here in North Carolina
or over the Mackinac Straits in Michigan.

It's been a "fun ride" for me, but the time has come to pursue other ventures.

I am leaving most of the rest of this website intact for now in case you might care to reminisce a bit by perusing some of the beautiful views of our North Carolina Lakes or the great sites around Mackinac from high above.

Mike Ratty





Mike Flying High