Meet the Pilot
Nathan K. Hammond
Born and raised in Rhinebeck, New York; the airplanes and airshows of Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome started his love of aviation and pursuit of an Aerospace career. Soloing an airplane at age 16, and earning his pilot’s license at 17; Nathan has logged over 8,000 hours of flight time, from 1917 Curtiss Jenny’s to Cessna Citations. Nathan started flying the DeHaviland Chipmunk, known as GhostWriter in 1998, quickly learning the techniques and nuances of Skywriting and Airshow flying. Today, Nathan flies GhostWriter in both daytime and nighttime airshows; as well as skywriting across North America. Along with being a Commercial rated pilot, he also maintains an Airframe and Power Plant Mechanics License.
Kelley is the backbone of GhostWriter Airshows. She handles all logistics of the business and day-to-day airshow needs. Kelley has become affectionately known as the "GhostWirer", as you'll often see her preparing the 250lbs. of pyrotechnics for Nathan's show. By day, she is an elementary school teacher and spends her weekends in the summer at airports across the country enjoying the airshow life.
Alex joined GhostWriter Airshows in 2021 as a Crew Chief and Ferry Pilot. You will also see him flying our photo plane at certain airshows nationwide. When not working with the team, Alex flies at the Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome Museum and is a Captain within the airline industry.