Ty Ferkin

Ty Ferkin - Kitfox

Ty was born into aviation. His father owned an aircraft nut and bolt business in Northern California and would take Ty on all of his sales trips. He grew up at the airport or in the right seat. After a few moves, eventually calling Caldwell, Idaho home, he got his pilot’s license. He began making his way through his ratings, while also working at a local shop specializing at rebuilding Super Cubs.

After receiving his Commercial, and IFR rating, Ty got a job loading Ag Planes in Eastern Washington. This turned into a flying career that fits him very well. Over the past decade, he’s flown more than 5,000 hrs mostly in taildraggers. At the moment he flies a turbine Grumman Ag Cat for work, a Kitfox Model IV for play, a Beech Debonair for going from point A to B, and whatever else he can get his hands on.