March 27, 2022

Stearman Flight Auctioned for the benefit of the Guns Garin Foundation

Rick Mantei donated flights in his historic PT-17 Stearman to benefit the Guns Garin Memorial Foundation.

The Foundation has a two fold mission to support military families in need and promote youth education and training in the field of aviation. Founded in 2020, after the sudden death of Swamp Fox F-16 pilot, Major Rick “Guns” Garin, the foundation that bears his name is on track to make over $100,000 in grants in 2022.

For more information about the Guns and the Guns Garin Memorial Foundation, or how you can get involved go to