Michael Creato was born and raised on Martha’s Vineyard, and is the grandson of Steve and Dorothy Gentle, who sold the Katama Airfield to the town of Edgartown. Michael learned how to fly at Katama Airfield and has been a pilot from a young age.
After graduating from University of Massuchesetts in 1984, Michael earned his commercial pilots license in 1987 and began his career as a commercial pilot. Michael later become the manager of Katama Airfield, and began his current business , Classic Aviators in 1995. His bi-plane sightseeing business has become the primary tourist attraction to the Katama Aifield today.
Many friends of the Gentle family and Katama Airfield, past airfield manager Roy Nutting, and lawyer Phil Duda established the Katama Airfield Trust in 1996. Michael Creato continues the family tradition with his love for aviation , and the airfield.