Reinaldo Beyer has been drawn to flying from an early age. His first flight was at age 3 in his uncle Piper TriPacer. Just as many kids have done, he built, flew (and crashed) many airplane models during his childhood. He still enjoys flying RC airplane and gliders
He started flying gliders at age 16 in his native Chile. He got introduced to aerobatics in gliders, flying the Blanik L-13 and Pilatus B-4 as a teenager.
He initially obtained his power-airplane rating mostly to be able to tow gliders.
He competed in soaring contests in higher performance sailplanes and had some memorable flights for his silver, gold and diamond soaring badges. He acquired experience as glider instructor and tow pilot for several years.
Time and financial constraints during medical training forced a hiatus in flying for a very long time. He engaged in competitive small sailboat racing for several years. His wife, knowing how important flying was for him, presented him with the gift of a pilot refresher course. After having an established medical career as an Interventional Cardiologist in San Diego the couple bought a Mooney 201 and later a Mooney Bravo.
His enjoyment of aerobatics prompted him to take an aerobatic course as a flight review. He started competing in a Decathlon, which led to him later buying a Pitts S2C in which he competed in Sportsman and Intermediate categories. An Extra 300L met his demands for the advanced category.
He is based at Montgomery Field in San Diego, California.