Dr. Wallace Larson moved to Colorado Springs more than thirty years ago and has enjoyed flying, one of his favorite hobbies, to the fullest. He has always been fascinated by aviation and he enjoys the precision and discipline of being a certified flight instructor.
Larson earned his private pilot certificate in 1986 and eventually his flight instructor and instrument flight instructor certificates. He became a pilot primarily to teach his son, Eric.
Larson is not the first or only family member to fly: his father was an aviation navigator in World War II; his father-in-law, Charlie, was a private pilot and Charlie’s father was a flight instructor for Army Air Force pilots during WWII. His son-in-law is a pilot in the U.S. Air Force and his son, Eric, completed his first solo flight at the age of 16 and has earned multiple ratings, including instrument flight instructor.
Larson is a surgeon at Centura Orthopedics who specializes in hand, wrist and upper extremity surgery, and his son is a financial manager for Penrose-St. Francis Health Services. Father and son fly their 1966 Beechcraft Bonanza up in the skies at least a few times per month from Meadow Lake Airport in Peyton.
“Flying has been a wonderful hobby and I really enjoyed teaching Eric to fly. We still enjoy flying together,” Larson said.
Dr. Wallace Larson is an Orthopedic Surgeon with CENTURA ORTHOPEDICS.