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byron_roberts“I highly recommend Vintage Wings & Wheels for all ‘old’ aircraft maintenance.”

Byron Roberts
N5321N “Stripes”

“My partner and I have used Vintage Wings & Wheels since we bought our Stearman 450 in 2001. Ernie and Beate will go the extra mile for their customers/friends (if you own a Stearman you are Ernie’s friend whether or not you use his shop).Read More






Keenan-T-28“Ernie has never done anything but the finest work with great attention to detail.”

Joe Keenan
North American T-28B

I have owned North American T-28s since 1983. I am on my second. Ernie of Vintage Wings and Wheels has been the only one to repair or do an inspection on my plane, since he went into business.Read More







“I would not want anyone but Ernie to touch my Stearman. Thanks Ernie for a 1000 + hours safe flying.”

John Hodgson
Stearman N56914 and
Stearman N450SH “Ol’Harry”

Ernie has looked after my Stearman planes for over 15 years. Both the stock Yellow Peril that was the 7th Harry Halajian built and the 450 custom that Ernie built from the stock fuselage Harry had finished with a Continental 220 on the front.Read More






“Ernie is a trustworthy and totally honest business owner.”

Mark Klein
BT-13 N71502

“I have known Ernie Persich for over 20 years now, long before I owned an airplane, he worked on my automobiles. Ernie knows antique airplanes inside and out”Read More






“I had only the best experiences and recommend Vintage Wings & Wheels for everyone’s airplane enhancements and repairs.”

Andreas Hotea
Stearman N54173

“I have contacted Ernie the first time in July 2003 to help me with a pre-purchase inspection of a Stearman in Tucson, AZ. Ernie did a wonderful job, found a few minor things to be fixed with the plane and was available for all questions of a Stearman-novice.”Read More






“Vintage Wings and Wheels is the highpoint of professionalism, skill and friendliness.”

John Montmorency
Staggerwing N9115H

“For a few years now, I’ve been the proud owner of a Beech Staggerwing. During this time, Ernie and Beate have been a tremendous help in keeping my airplane ship-shape in both appearance and airworthiness. “Read More






“Expert knowledge, professional attitude with the charm of a family business.”

Helmut Stuerzel, Bavaria, Germany
Stearman D-EMFL “My Fair Lady”

“After years of desire, I finally fulfilled myself the dream of owning my own Stearman. Although in overall good shape, she needed a light makeover, several spare parts and more than that, I needed good expert advice.”Read More






“I believe that all of Ernie’s customers will agree that we are very fortunate to have him in the business!”

Dan Collier
Ryan N822PT

“Having a 70-year-old classic plane, I am very particular whom I let work on it. This is one reason why I bring it to Ernie Persich for service. He is usually pretty busy working on one aircraft or another, and when I drop by with a concern or question, he will always stop what he’s doing and give me his full attention with a sincere interest in what I have to say. “Read More