Bill Clute began flying aerobatics in 1990, competing in International Aerobatic Club (IAC) sanctioned contests. Flying in his 1976 Bellanca Citabria, he won numerous 1st, 2nd and 3rd place trophies in the Sportsman and Intermediate Categories.

Bill flew his first airshow in 1991. Using the precision that was attained from flying competition Bill would display the aerobatic capabilities of the Citabria. The highlight of the show was dead-stick aerobatics and landing. This part of the performance consisted of shutting off the engine at 2500 feet above the runway and then performing a barrel roll, 1 1/2 turn spin, loop, inverted flight and landing all with the engine off.

Bill is now returning to airshows flying his homebuilt Pitts S-1.

Bill is a graduate of Palm Beach Junior College (FL) and the University of North Carolina-Asheville with a B.S. degree in Computer Science. Bill was a member of the basketball team at both PBJC and UNCA.

Bill is married to Susanna and they have 2 daughters: Lauren and Natalie. They reside in Simpsonville, SC.