Phil Witt is a man who is no stranger to airplanes. He spent some time with the US Navy as an Aviation Structural Mechanic 2nd class. During this time, he turned wrenches on planes such as the S-2F, A-4, T-2, T-34, T-28, T-29. C-117, and C-118 while stationed at NAS Corpus Christi, Texas. Following his military time, Phil went to work at Chance Vought in Grand Prairie Texas (now Vought Aircraft Industries) as a Sheet metal hand former, and then a quality inspector, and later promoted to quality Engineer. During his time there, he's worked on many exciting programs such as the F-8, A-7, S-3A, B-1B, B-2 black program, Boeing 737, 757, 767 747-400 and 747-8 Freighter and passenger model.
Phil spent a good deal of time building and flying RC models in the 80's and 90's. That is where he met Tommy Meyer, and they became fast friends. They shared many club officer responsibilities in the local Dallas/Ft Worth IMAA chapter 21 and promoted many national and regional IMAA rally of giants together, along with the George Meyer Memorial Fly In's. Phil is the proud owner of the Tinkerbell Toot which had been flown regularly by both Paul and Tome Poberezny. The logbook is literally a who's-who of the EAA. Tinkerbell's fan is a attached to a 150HP Lycoming, yet the plane stalls at a mere 39 MPH!
Phil says, "The Toot's have taken over my life in a big way, and I wouldn't have it any other way."