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Lorenzo Lizarralde.  Born in Texas, grew up in Panama of missionary parents.  Developed a passion for flying early; earned pilot certificate age 17.  Graduated University of Texas at Dallas, BS Business Administration, Summa Cum Laude.

Flying background:  flew 19-passenger "Twin Otters" based St. Croix, US Virgin Islands.  Then flew DC-8 cargo jets based Miami to Central & South America.  Next flew TWA 727's, 757's, & 767's based New York & St. Louis domestically & to Europe.  Since 1998, based Detroit flying for a major airline, DC-9's, DC-10's, and 757's domestically, to Europe & Hawaii.

Living on an airpark has been a life-long dream.  I am very fortunate to have achieved that dream here in Rives Township, near Jackson, Michigan; it is all I ever imagined it to be.  I have a 1956 Cessna 172 for flying to Mackinac Island, Frankenmuth, other airparks, etc.

Long a fan of the grape, I have been bringing wines home from all over the world for years, & have toured dozens of wineries.  I can't imagine a more fulfilling life than living on an airpark as a Vintner, minding the grapes, sharing wine with friends.

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