Aaron Fitzgerald, known as ‘Fitz’ to his friends and colleagues, grew up in Wenatchee, Washington.
After serving in the US Army as a Paratrooper in the 82nd Airborne Division, Aaron went to work flying news helicopters in Los Angeles. Throughout his career, Aaron has primarily focused on flying for the film and television industry as an Aerial Coordinator, camera ship pilot, and stunt pilot.
He holds an ATP Helicopter license and is Type Rated in the UH-60 Blackhawk.
He is a member of the prestigious Motion Picture Pilots Association, and the Screen Actor’s Guild. He has performed and filmed for over 100 films and television shows. His company, Airborne Images, provides aircraft, pilots, and support services for aerial production worldwide. Aaron has two Emmy nominations and a BAFTA award for his work in aerial production.
He has also flown in various other capacities such as utility flying in mountainous terrain and offshore support. He has flown in flight test programs for NASA and Lockheed/Martin. He was the aerial coordinator for several aviation projects that broke world records.
Aaron has been a member of The Flying Bulls since 2017, and he is currently the only American on the team. He was trained by Rainer Wilke and Blacky Schwarz, the masters of Helicopter Aerobatics. He has performed aerobatic helicopter displays for millions of spectators throughout North America.
In addition to flying in air shows and doing movie work, he flies Blackhawks on firefighting contracts with the Forest Service battling forest fires in the Western United States.
In March of 2000, Aaron was awarded the Medal of Valor for rescuing two people from a burning helicopter.
When not flying or performing, Aaron lives with his family in Los Angeles. He spends most of his spare time on the ocean; fishing.