Chief Operations Officer, Use Committee Member, for Estrella Warbirds Museum
Scott started 2020 in his new position. December 25th means much more than Christmas to Scott. He was born on the same day in Buffalo, NY. He attended Williamsville Central Schools K-12 prior to his higher education at State University of New York where he majored in Political Science and Business Management. Not only was he a great student, but also managed to be named to the All-American team playing football!
Following his schooling, Scott moved on to Scottsdale, AZ in 1988 where he started a furniture and accessory importing company from Mexico and South America. He sold the company in 1991 and started an architecture building materials and construction company, which he sold in 1996. He then moved to real-estate development from 1996-2000. In 2000, he moved to Templeton, Californa and continued working in real-estate development. In the process he developed a passion for wine making, and in 2003 he became the proud owner and operator of award winning Venteux Vineyards and has been producing wine ever since.
Mr Stelzle is also owner of a Beech T-34B Mentor, which can be seen flying above Paso Robles and the surrounding communities. It is also one of the privately owned restored military planes on display at the museum. During the summer of 2019, Scott flew with Betsy's Biscuit Bomber to Normandy taking part in the 75th Anniversary of the Normandy Invasion. The flight was chronicled in the recently released film, Into Flight Once More. During first part of summer 2022, Scott flew the plane back to the National Air Force Museum and to the Smithsonian promoting the premier of the film.