Vintner

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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, 757’s, 747’s, and Airbus 330’s domestically and to Europe, Asia and 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, Put-In-Bay, 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.