Gaylon Stamps is a Native-Texan born in 1948. He was raised by a dad who in 1955 realized his own dream to fly, became a pilot and in 1963 launched Stamps Spraying Service.
Gaylon began his flying in 1964 and earned his Private Pilot License in 1967. In 1972, after four years in the US Air Force he came home to take his place as a pilot in the family business. In 1975, Gaylon was handed the reins of the business when his father took a seat as a corporate pilot. Gaylon’s ratings include Commercial, Instrument, Multi-Engine and Flight Instructor.
Over the past four decades Gaylon has trained six other ag pilots. His most recent trainee has been his son-in-law, Jason Davis, who just completed almost 2,300 hours and his fifth season as an ag-pilot. Jason, his wife Carissa and their three children are the future of the family’s spraying service.
In the past Gaylon has served his community as an alderman, a school board trustee, and a past president of the Rotary Club. Gaylon has also served on the boards of Texas Agricultural Industries Association (TAIA) and West Texas Ag Chemicals Association (WTACA). He has long been active in NAAA and the Texas AAA (TAAA). He also is a member of the New Mexico AAA (NMAAA) and the Oklahoma AAA (OAAA). He is a past president of TAAA and currently serves as the Texas Director on the NAAA board. He currently serves as Secretary/Treasurer of NMAAA. In 2006 he was elected to serve on the NAAREF Board of Directors and is honored to have been selected as PAASS presenter.
Gaylon places the most importance in his life on family and friendships. He and his wife Pat have been married for 44 years, have 5 children and 15 grandchildren. Keeping his family in mind helps him realize the importance of flying safely.