Pilot, designer, builder, collector, preservationist
In little over a decade (1978-88) the Floridian won 20 medals in World Aerobatics Championship competition and finished in the top three worldwide five times. Even more astounding, all 20 medals were won in planes he designed and built himself starting in his early 20s, the Weeks Special and Weeks Solution. In addition, he has twice won the United States National Aerobatics Championship and several Invitational Masters Championships. Weeks built most of his first flyable airplane during his last year of High School, age 17, and soloed that same year in 6½ hours. “I made the US Aerobatic Team in the Weeks Special at age 24 and, in my first World Aerobatic Championships in Czechoslovakia in 1978, out of 18 countries and 61 competitors, I won three Silvers and a Bronze,” says Weeks, “becoming 2nd Overall in the World.” Today Weeks is known for the collection he’s amassed of over 140 historically significant civilian, racing and military airplanes at his “Fantasy of Flight” in Polk City, Florida, relating to several MSHFA inductees.