Wyatt Stedman grew up in the world of aviation. His father was a pilot in the United States Air Force and he spent his youth on air bases all over the world, eventually landing in Texas, where he attended high school and college. After college, he began his aviation career with the U.S. Air Force. During his 23 years of military service, he flew the F-15 Eagle, the T-38 Talon, and the F-16 Viper. Following his military service, he flew for United Parcel Service as a Captain on the 727, 747, DC-8 and Airbus A300.
Wyatt’s career was in full swing when he unexpectedly experienced a heart attack. While he was eventually able to get his FAA medical reinstated, heart bypass surgery five years later ultimately ended his flying career and, as a result, income source. Having experienced firsthand how important asset protection and financial security is for aviators, he became passionate about advocating for professional pilots.
With more than 40 years of aviation experience, Wyatt is intimately familiar with the life of a pilot, from their lifestyle and schedules to the stress and sacrifices they must make. He understands the fragility of this career and how a single medical issue can end it. He believes a successful flying career is one that ends with no “bent metal” and a great retirement. While he can’t help clients with the first part, he can assist with the second. He joined forces with Eric Fischesser to create their financial coaching process. The goal of this process is to provide clients the knowledge to reach the second part of their flying career – a fulfilling and rewarding retirement.
Wyatt holds a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Distribution from Texas A&M University and a Master of Science in Human Resources Management from Houston Baptist University. He has lived in Louisville, Kentucky for over 30 years with his wife, Donna. While their three children have all flown the coop, he and his wife enjoy visiting them and their eight grandchildren as often as possible. When not visiting and traveling with family, he remains actively involved in the aviation community. He is the former National President of the Red River Valley Fighter Pilots Association and a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW), American Legion, Aircraft Owners and Pilot Association (AOPA), Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA), Daedalians, Military Order of World Wars (MOWW), Air Force Association, and the Military Officers Association of America (MOAA).
Financial Representative of Guardian. AR insurance license #17066928, CA insurance license #0L10451.