About Ye Mystic Airkrewe

The Ye Mystic Airkrewe was founded in 1993 by aviation enthusiasts . The Krewe was the sixth member to join the Tampa’s Gasparilla Festival Inter-Krewe Council bringing a new kind of pirate to the mix as our pirates are pirates in the sky. Our Krewe provides year round flying, and social opportunities for pilots, pilot’s families, and non-pilots with interest in aviation. While social opportunities are very much present, the Krewe offers a unique opportunity for professional formation training and exhibition flying.

Our many events include, Gasparilla both in the Air and on the ground, Conch Republic Air Force, Veterans Day flyovers, fly outs, festivals, and our monthly happy hours/meetings.

What started as a love for aviation and the thrill of formation flights performed by some of our pilots grew to an organization with a cause and purpose. Many of our pilots lend a helping hand to a local charity organization titled Cairflight, which gets people in need to the place for treatments and cure of illnesses. In addition, we have begun pursuing a mentoring program for young adults with interest in aviation as to encourage and educate them in their journey or career path. We also offer formation flight instruction and have many certified flight instructors.


Interested in Joining us?


We meet once a month at an area restaurant for some socialization beginning around 5:30 pm and a business meeting beginning at 7:00 pm.  See  "Upcoming Events" for the next meeting date and location. All are welcome to join us. We look forward to meeting you and answering any questions that you have.


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President & Webmaster: Sam Chiodo

Vice President: Gray Sample

Secretary: Vacant

Treasurer: Sharon Henriquez   

Events/Operations: Gray Sample