Charlie Heizer’s custom-built motorcycle


Modern facility of today


A machine from the early days

Our story begins in a small town located in Hungary where the founder of Heizer Aerospace, as well as Heizer Defense, Charles K. Heizer was born. It was here that Charlie began his extraordinary journey of life experience’s, collection of skills and vast knowledge.

His father was a blacksmith who started Charlie on trick of the trade. Racing motorcycles, working on small engines at home to very large diesel engines in factories, attending technical and engineering classes.

Throughout much of these experience’s there was a war going on, creating many struggles and hardships, gaining a unique set of values from these life-altering chapters that most of us could only imagine. During these times, he helped on projects like making lighters from shell castings to sell and trade for necessities, salvaging and modifying a damaged, abandoned half-track into a working tractor to plow their fields.

Fearing for his life, he fled Hungary on foot making his his way to a port, then on a ship to America where he started a new life.

He worked for various companies including Carter Carburetor and went on to establish the Heizer Aerospace company in 1963. Charlie also contributed to the medical field through his work on the development of a heart pump that would not damage the blood cells.

Through the years, the company has learned from and contributed to the technical aerospace industry. Gaining knowledge and expertise, the company today has grown in man-power, real estate, and equipment.