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About Us

Utah Warbird Adventures was born out of the passion for flight, the passion for classic aircraft, and the passion for keeping the memories and history of the greatest generation alive through flight experiences.

Classic But Modern

We are experienced operators with well over a decade of classic, warbird, and high performance aircraft maintenance, flying, and consulting.  Our fleet of aircraft are all in excellent condition, maintained to FAA standards, and are equipped with state-of-the-art video systems.

Our Experience

With literally thousands of rides given between our professional and accomplished pilots, our mission is to provide our customers with breathtaking and exhilarating experiences above the glorious Utah Rocky Mountains.

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Meet the Pilots

  • Barry Handcock

    Barry "Bdog" Hancock

    Owner of Utah Warbird Adventures, Bdog has been flying, selling and restoring warbirds for over 15 years.  With over 3000 hours of flying to his credit, he has earned instrument, commercial, and certified flight instructor ratings and holds type ratings in several vintage warbirds, including jets, and is currently active on the air show circuit performing low level aerobatics in the T-6. Bdog is one of the few civilian pilots to fly in formation with military F/A-18 Hornets and has also lead a formation flight of 26 aircraft at the world famous Airventure air show in Oshkosh, WI.  He has also had articles published in several aviation related publications, and regularly speaks to youth and special interest groups about making dreams come true through our unique gifts and talents.   Hancock has owned several businesses but his passion is vintage and warbird aviation.  As a result, he has recently set aside other pursuits to be involved in aviation full time.  He and his wife Michelle live locally with 6 appropriately troublesome children.

  • Steve Guenard

    Steve "The Great" Guenard

    Great learned to fly in a Piper J-3 Cub, soloing at age 16. He served our country with years active duty in the US Air Force flying the F-106 Delta Dart, and three years in the Mississippi Air National Guard flying the McDonnell RF-4C Phantom II. Steve had a twenty-seven year career as a pilot with Delta Air Lines. He has also worked as a crop duster and Certified Flight Instructor with over 20,000 hours flying time, including 600 hours as an Instructor. Great is type rated in Boeing 727, 737, 757 & 767, and the Lockheed PV-2 Harpoon.   When not working for us, Steve can be found flying his own T-6, Stearman, and J-3 cub, along with several other warbirds.

  • Chris Ryan

    Chris Ryan

    Chris is a lifetime aviator. Building models as a kid, soloing at 16 years of age and earning his private pilot's license at age 17, Chris began flying professionally straight out of college and swiftly moved through the ranks. Accumulating over 17,000 hours flying time so far, Chris is currently a pilot for UPS airlines flying the Airbus 300. He holds commercial, multiengine, instrument, airline transport pilot, and 4 type ratings. When not flying for his job Chris can usually be found flying the cool stuff, including the T-6 Texan, PT-17 Stearman, PV-2 Harpoon, and Pitts S2C. He resides in Heber City, Utah with his wife Hannah, and 3 young children.

Our Mission

At Utah Warbird Adventures, we deliver our customers a breathtaking and exhilarating world-class classic aviation experience that will provide a lifetime of memories for individuals, groups, and corporations looking for a unique and inspiring adventure.