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Our Team

Base Leg Aviation was founded by Vic Syracuse who is now recognized as the country’s leading expert on Van’s RV’s, having literally written the book on the subject. Vic recently spun off the maintenance arm of his successful Base Leg Aviation Business and will continue to travel doing DAR work and pre-buy inspections, while the newly formed Base Leg Maintenance will carry on his legacy of excellence in the maintenance and repair space. 

Our Team | Base Leg Maintenance

Andrew and Rebecca Anderson, who are now the owners of Base Leg Maintenance, already manage a popular flying club (Atlanta Flying Club) on the same airfield. The Syracuse’s and the Anderson’s bonded over their shared commitment to safety, professionalism, and quality, as well as being a successful husband and wife team in General Aviation. 


Vic is officially staying on with Base Leg Maintenance for several months to train new mechanics and ensure the standard of service his customers have come to expect. After the transition, the Syracuse’s can rest easy knowing that Basic Leg is in good hands and will be able to continue to provide much needed support the amateur built community. 

Base Leg Maintenance | Vic Syracuse

Vic Syracuse: Founder of Base Leg Aviation


Vic has over 44 years of Aviation Experience, beginning with his stint in the U.S. Air Force in 1977. He currently holds a Commercial Pilot Certificate with ASMEL, ASES, Instrument, Rotor Wing, as well as CFII and SIC CL-65 ratings. He is a licensed A&P/IA, and has been a Designated Airworthiness Representative (DAR) for the Atlanta MIDO office for 15 years. 

Vic has built 11 award-winning aircraft including a number ofVan’s RVs, Prescott Pusher, the Kitfox Models II, IV Speedster, and 7 Super Sport, as well as a Just Aircraft Super Stol. He recently finished his Hummingbird helicopter for which he won the Grand Champion Prize at Oshkosh in 2023.

Vic is an EAA Technical Counselor and Flight Advisor. He was previously the chair of the EAA Homebuilt council and a member of the BOD. He is a Contributing Editor for Kitplanes Magazine, authoring a bi-monthly column entitled “CheckPoints Diagnosis” and a monthly “Unairworthy”. He also writes a monthly column for EAA Sport Aviation entitled “Checkpoints”.

He has published three books focused on Amateur-Built Aircraft including his most recent success, Maintenance Handbook for Van’s RV Aircraft (released 2023). 

Base Leg Maintenance | Andrew Anderson

Andrew Anderson: President and CEO of Base Leg Maintenance


Andrew Anderson has spent over 20 years in the airline industry, specializing in Safety and Operations, including line aircraft maintenance and GSE maintenance repair services.

Andrew graduated from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach with a Bachelor’s in Professional Aeronautics and Minors in Aviation Safety, Management and Logistics. He has been a pilot since 2002 and holds a Commercial Pilot Certificate with Instrument and Multi-Engine Ratings, and is an FAA approved part 135 operator and Chief Pilot for Capital Air Express Charters. Andrew is also the President of Atlanta Flying Club, a General Aviation club based at Falcon Field in Peachtree City.

Base Leg Maintenance | Rebecca Anderson

Rebecca Anderson: COO of Base Leg Maintenance 


Rebecca Anderson has 20 years of experience in retail operations management and customer service leadership experience. In addition to providing Customer Support for Base Leg, she supervises the daily operations of Atlanta Flying Club.

She is a graduate of the University of Central Florida (2007) with a Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies. 

Base Leg Maintenance | Pete Anderson

Peter Anderson: Vice President of Risk Management 


Pete has 37 years of commercial insurance and risk management experience. He is an independent insurance agent and owner of Creative Insurance Concepts. He’s also an Associate in Risk Management specializing in Aviation Business insurance needs. 


Travis Schoonover A&P, IA


Ray Mitchell: A&P, AI

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Evan Cotten: A&P


Christopher Fleck: Airframe mechanic, Avionics Master Technician


Jay Hensley: A&P

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