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Tom Aberle, President
Tom Aberle earned his airframe and powerplant mechanic certificate from the Northrop Institute of Technology in Inglewood, California.

Since that time he has just never stopped working on aircraft. Aberle’s racing career spans time and distance from St. Louis to Mexicali. An enthusiastic group of friends and colleagues joined Phantom’s team inclusive of his son Jerry Aberle, Andy Patterson, and Stewart Patterson of Patterson Motorsports in Fallbrook. Robert T. Bush from Northrop Grumman also joined the team and created many of Phantom’s concepts. 
About the Phantom team at Aberle Custom Aircraft
ABERLE Custom Aircraft are purveyors of fine aircraft. We build, maintain, overhaul and modify in nearly any way one might conceive- to provide for the improvement of the general aviation aircraft upon which we work.

Aberle Custom Aircraft is staffed by technicians with over 50 years combined experience in general aviation fabrication, construction and maintenance.


Our staff includes third and fourth generation mechanics and aviators. We carry our legacy proudly, and constantly maintain our commitment to quality workmanship.

Our involvement in racing aircraft development has provided us with respect for the performance and reliability aspects of our products. We attempt to impart this respect in all that we produce. The result is that our clientele benefit from the rigors of racing experience. We call it 'Performance Engineering'.

We have served many owners who could not otherwise obtain FAA approval for one or another installation or modification to their aircraft. Our extensive experience places us in a unique position with regard to such problems. Our resources in this area are considerable. Not always, but nearly so, we can do it!

Our primary location is in Southern California in the small community of Fallbrook. We are fortunate to have nearly 365 days a year available for flying and functional testing of our products. We fly the aircraft upon which we work. We feel this gives us a decided advantage over those who do not.

Over the years we have maintained affiliation with the following organizations- PRPA FAI EAA NAA NARA AOPA ABS ANS CPA
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