Rex 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.
 
        In 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.
       Rex 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 Engineer.
 

       After 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.

With 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.