Tom Gutmann began pursuing his interest in flying as soon as graduated from high school. He relocated from Dayton, Ohio in 1969 to Tulsa, Oklahoma to attend Spartan school of aeronautics. Upon graduation he obtained his private pilot's license then soon after received his instrument rating. He continued to own, operate, and maintain his own personal planes. In 1972 opened his first auto repair center in Tulsa and for the next three decades he open and successfully operated three more repair facilities. In 2001 Tom purchased the first Flight Design CT airplane in the U.S. What started as a hobby soon turned into what is known today as Airtime Aviation. Tom enjoyed flying the plane so much and received so much positive feedback that he began distributing the plane in 2003. Shortly thereafter, Tom's son Tom Gutmann Jr. joined Airtime Aviation. Together, they have served as president and vice president of the Ultra Sport Flyers organization, EAA chapter 10 and have been instrumental in promoting the Tulsa fly in. Airtime Aviation has consistently been the number one selling Flight Design distributor and has sold more light sport planes than any other distributor world wide. With Flight Design introducing two new planes in 2008, and our master certified service facility, Airtime Aviation will continue to provide safe professional service for years to come.