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Legends in Flight, Joint Base Andrews 2019 Air and Space Expo

By: Category: AirshowsMilitaryThunderbirds

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On the weekend of May 11th and 12th, Joint Base Andrews held what has become a bi-annual airshow. For years it went by the Joint Services Open House but was newly named “Legends in Flight” for the 2019 edition. The featured act was a double header with the United States Air Force Thunderbirds and the United States Navy Blue Angels. It is not unprecedented that they perform at the same airshow but it is rare. Mother Nature, however, is not an airshow fan. The Sunday edition was effectively canceled due to a large system of rain making for a shortened weekend of flying. There was more cloud cover than sun the entire weekend which included the Thursday Media session...

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Sean D. Tucker, the Man and the Machine

By: Category: Air Show PerformersAirshows

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This article with photos is the third of three parts written by Kevin Burke, who was fortunate to witness Sean D. Tucker’s flying prowess closer than most! The 2018 air show campaign will be Mr. Tucker’s final solo aerobatic season.

The Man – Sean D. Tucker

To endure the extreme physical demands of his performance and remain G tolerant, Tucker maintains a physical training schedule, working out more than 340 days per year.

Tucker practices his air show routine as many as three times every day during the air show season.

During his 13 minute Sky dance performance, Tucker will pull more than 9 positive G forces and more than seven negative G forces.

More than half of Tucker’s power aerobatic maneuvers are unique.

Tucker is the world’s only pilot to perform the triple ribbon cut, in whic...

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Sean D. Tucker Interview – What’s Ahead…

By: Category: Air Show PerformersAirshows

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This article with photos is the second of three parts written by Kevin Burke, who was fortunate to witness Sean D. Tucker’s flying prowess closer than most! The 2018 air show campaign will be Mr. Tucker’s final solo aerobatic season.

Kevin…. I have read that the aircraft you have in mind for the new team is called the Game Bird. What made you choose that aircraft?

Sean…. I saw the airplane fly at Oshkosh last year and I was impressed in terms of its performance, and also part of the thing I want to do with this team is do Executive Leadership Development Training, taking our sponsors customers clients like we do in the Extra,( Oracle’s 2 seat aerobatic plane) and take them in the formation and talk to them about trust and communication and clearly briefing, and share that experience wit...

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