Pat’s father, Ben, has the original aviation legacy in Georgia. In 1907, he built and flew the first aircraft in Georgia. He passed his love of flight on to his children. His youngest son, Pat, owns Epps Aviation at the DeKalb-Peachtree Airport in Atlanta. In 1992, Pat succeeded in retrieving a WWII Lockheed P-38 Lightning buried beneath 265 feet of the Greenland ice cap. He has a long and continuous history of introducing children of all ages to aviation. He participates extensively in Angel Flights and in the PDK’s Neighbor Day Air Shows; he wows crowds with loops and rolls in his special aerobatic airplane. Pat offers “free rides” in his Bonanza to almost everyone he meets and always makes fast friends as he promotes aviation and builds another generation of aviation legacy.