Personal Accomplishments of
Wayne Silva


• Learned to fly while attending high school

• Ratings: Commercial Pilot; Instrument Airplane; Multi Engine Land; Float Plane; Certified Flight Instructor

• Flying aerobatics as pilot in command

Wayne’s ultimate head rush:  Flying aerobatics as Pilot in Command.


• Helped to refurbish 57 foot sport fisherman that we brought around from Florida in 1972 to California

• Crew member on a 90 foot yacht, cruising the California waters

• Crew member on 48 foot Pacemaker yacht from San Diego to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

• Crewed on a 52 foot Sport Fisherman from Singer Island, Florida to Cancun, Mexico

• Captain on a 55 foot off shore yacht from San Diego to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

• Caught a Blue Marlin, 463 pounds, while fishing off Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

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• Bicycled from San Diego, California to Texas on two separate occasions

• Bicycled from San Diego, California to Phoenix, Arizona in two days with full gear (a distance of 360 miles)

• Bicycled across the continent of Australia twice alone

• Trip one from Sydney to Perth, Western Australia, 4500 KM (2796 miles). Fastest crossing on a mountain bike, alone, unassisted

• Second trip across Australia was from Darwin in the Northern Territory to Sydney, NSW via Ayers Rock (Uluru), Coober Pedy, Adelaide, Melbourne to Sydney, a distance of 6764 KM (4203 miles), of which 3300 KM (2050 miles) were desert.

• Bicycled the Fiji Islands

• Bicycled New Zealand

• Wayne’s best day on the bicycle took him 252 miles while touring

Wayne’s favorite quote: “The Wheels are Everything”

List of Aircraft Flown by Wayne Silva


CE-525, Chancellor 414, 150, 152, 172, 172RG, 175 Skylark, 177B, 182 Skylane, 195 Turbo, 206 Stationair, 210 Turbo, 414, 310, 140 taildragger


Beech Sundowner BE 77 & C 23, Beech Bonanza V-35 & A-36 / B-36 Aspirated and Turbo, King Air 200, A-55 Baron, BE 33, F 33A, Duchess

Piper Aircraft

PA 22-108, PA 22- 135, PA 22- 150, PA 28- 140, PA 38- 112, PA 28- 151, PA 28- 161, PA 28- 180, PA 28- 181, PA 28- 200R, PA 28- 235, PA 23- Aztec, PA 32- 300, PA 31- Navajo Turbo, Piper Comanche PA 24- 180 & 260, PA46/350P


RANGER, 201, 231 Turbo


on floats


American Cheetah


Super Viking, 8Kcab Citabria Aerobatic