About Us

Meet our Founder:
Pete Zaccagnino

Born in New Brunswick, New Jersey, Peter Zaccagnino has pursued all things aviation since the beginning. Earning his undergraduate degree in Aeronautical Engineering, and restoring five airplanes and building three others (including a Lancair Super Legacy), Peter has flown over 23,000 hours in more than 270 aircraft types and flight tested over 685 aircraft. Peter’s company manages several corporate jets, and he spends 3-4 months each year on custom-tailored world tours for his customers.

In 2005, Pete won his first race in his first year of professional air racing competition. His fifteen years of air racing hence have included a record five Gold championships, as well as the fastest qualifying lap in Jet Gold class at 529 mph.

Pete is also the owner of High Performance Aircraft Group, which was originally founded as a flight testing service for numerous manufacturers, including the U.S. and foreign militaries. For the past decade, High Performance Aircraft Group has shifted its focus towards supporting Pete throughout his many air racing championships; becoming the most decorated air racing development program in the U.S. in the process.