Larry Arken, Commanding Officer/ Flight Lead
Larry Arken resides in Greenlawn, New York, and is a captain with a commercial airline. He has been flying since he was a child sitting in the co-pilot seat behind his father, Mort, the founder of the Skytypers. Larry, a New York native, has a bachelor’s degree in marketing from Queens College as well as a bachelor’s degree in business from Edison State University.
While growing up in New York, Larry began his career flying warbirds and corporate jets. He first flew Falcon 10’s, 20’s and 50’s then transitioned to flying DC-8’s for UPS before beginning his long-term career as a pilot and captain for a commerial airline.
An accomplished aviator, he presently flies the P-47, F4U and P-51 for the Air Power Museum in Farmingdale, NY. Larry also holds a NATA designation as a formation check pilot.