Krugman has been carving aircraft since 1979. After nearly
30 years of experience his work is displayed in many
countries of the world. With each carving he strives to make
it better. As shown below, you can see some of his more
prominent pieces displayed in the lobby of the Top Gun
training facility in Fallon Nevada.
addition of major display pieces (like that of Topgun) Rex
also specializes in single aircraft displays.
For approximately 10 years as a
youth leader he taught young men how to carve aircraft that
were presented as gifts to officers of the United States
Navy Blue Angel Flight Demonstration Squadron. This was an
awesome experience that young men will remember for the rest
of their lives.
has always had an intense interest in aircraft. It was this
interest that led him to choose his career as an Electrical
Engineer with special emphasis in the airborne radar
application. Graduating from Brigham Young University in
April 1982 he was employed by Texas Instruments in their
Advanced Weapons division specializing in Electronic Warfare
Applications. Working 15 years as a design engineer he
changed jobs moving to the US Navy as a flight test
2 years of service with the Navy he was selected to become a
Civilian Flight Test Engineer with flying status in F/A-18
aircraft. It was a dream come true for as August of 2007, he
has logged over 250 hours in F/A-18F type aircraft and 30
hours in F/A-18D aircraft. Rex has been responsible for
developmental testing of F/A-18 cockpit displays and
Advanced Mission Computers while working at China Lake
F/A-18 E/ F and F/A-18G Advanced Weapons Laboratory. In
March of 2006 he was selected as a ground school student to
go to Topgun.
his intimate knowledge of aircraft functions and his talent
with woodwork he has combined these into a technical blend
where he creates unique aircraft presentations made of
exotic woods capturing detail that only those familiar with
aircraft could recognize and appreciate. Today he uses
exotic woods from all over the world to create these
one-of-a-kind displays. His plan is to continue to improve
his work throughout his retirement years creating true
heirlooms for their owners.