Geoff Latter is a Warbird and Aerobatic Pilot, an Airline Captain, and former Unrestricted (Surface Rated) Display Pilot.
Born in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, and growing up in the Nation's Capital, Geoff flew his first airplane at the age of 12. Although he took his first flight up into the skies that day, he never really came back down. Geoff has been flying professionally since 1998, and has over 13,000 flight hours in a wide variety of aircraft ranging from high performance aerobats to modern jet airliners to iconic WWII fighters.
Geoff’s professional career has included operating in Canada’s high arctic, backcountry mountain airstrips, flying life saving air ambulance missions to remote communities, and international airline operations to over 100+ destinations in Canada, the United States, Mexico, Central America, the Caribbean, and Hawaii.
Growing up with the stories of the airmen of WWII from his grandfather, Geoff's true passion in aviation has always been historic warbirds, and he has had the privilege of flying them since 2003. After 14 years of saving, training, and preparation, Geoff finally realized his dream of operating his own warbird in the fall of 2012 with the acquisition of Nancy, the Nanchang CJ-6A.
Furthering his aerobatic career, Geoff began high performance aerobatic training in the unlimited Extra 300L, and started to compete shortly after. Wanting to fly more aggressive aerobatics all the while keeping true to his passion for historic aircraft, Geoff acquired the legendary Yakovlev YAK-50 in the spring of 2019.
In the spring of 2022, Geoff completed the Operational Test & Evaluation Course at the National Test Pilot School in Mojave, California. The program comprised of flight testing and evaluation principles, concepts, and processes. During this period Geoff piloted the Flight Research Inc. Northrop T-38 Talon testbed to conduct supersonic and transonic flight envelope research, including departure of controlled flight upset recovery.
As a professional airshow pilot, Geoff has flown over 100 displays highlighting the flight characteristics of both vintage warplanes and aerobatic aircraft. Geoff enjoys sharing his passion for aviation and chasing dreams, and it is clear that he has found his calling by interacting with the public at air shows and aviation events across North America.