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IHRA Welcomes Veteran Jet Car Pilot Dave Modder as The New Jet Vehicle Inspector

Wednesday, 24 June 2015

Dave started working with jet cars in 1993. He became owner/driver of the Dragon's Fyre jet dragster in 1998 and launched the Dragon's Fyre 1940 Ford jet truck in 2012.  Dave has a 100% run completion record and a perfect safety record as well. Between the dragster and truck Dave has over 800 passes in jet powered vehicles.

“I am very pleased to welcome Dave to the IHRA team”, stated IHRA Senior Director of Racing Operations Mike Baker.  His level of experience will be a great addition as well as provide an excellent level of service to the IHRA jet car community.”

Dave retired from American Eagle airlines this past April after 20 years of service. He was involved with the ALPA (Air Line Pilots Association) Air Safety committee and was an accident/incident investigator for ALPA, working closely with the NTSB and FAA. In addition to being an Airline Transport rated pilot Dave is also a FAA certified Airframe and Power plant Technician, qualified to work on all types of aircraft engines as well as aircraft structures.

Dave has over 13,000 hours of flying time and has been a pilot/mechanic for over 30 years. He is currently a Senior Captain for a company in Northern Illinois. He is also a Firefighter for Town of Randall in Kenosha County.

“I have had a very good working relationship with Dave for many years and his level of professionalism is always present in everything he does”, stated IHRA President Scott Gardner.

Contact Information:  Dave Modder, Twin Lakes WI,  Phone: 262-716-6305 or 847-257-3161

Last modified on Monday, 13 July 2015

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