Oshkosh news! Bad news for me, but good news for Air Show fans!! I have injured myself in a motorcycle crash and will be unable to perform at @eaa Airventure this coming week. The good news is that my two teachers and mentors, Blacky Schwarz and Rainer Wilke are coming to Oshkosh to perform in the Red Bull BO-105. This will be an historic treat for the crowd. They will be joining @kirbychambliss and the @redbullairforce for an action-packed combined show. I will be on the ground with everyone else, watching the masters, my teammates, at work and enjoying the show. See you there!! This photo was taken during my performance last year by @thetacticalplatypus for Collective Magazine.
I love this image. @reyno.mike took this during a shoot over the Angeles National Forest. The power lines in the background are a segment that I helped build over several years. It’s cool that I get to see them now while I practice. Flying utility and doing aerobatics are both challenging and rewarding, but very different. Mike and @heli_skip made lots of great images that day and a lot of them are in the current issue of @verticalmag along with a great story about Helicopter Aerobatics by @elanhead. Go check it out! #trtp #helicopteraerobatics #helicopter
Give to me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, the wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed to me, I lift my lamp beside the golden door. Happy Birthday America, May we shine brightly as a beacon of hope for generations to come. Photo by @predragvuckovic #helicopter #helicopteraerobatics #happyindependenceday
It’s always an honor to come and visit the two guys who taught me everything. Nothing but respect for these two. Rainer Wilke and Blacky Schwarz, two of the best helicopter pilots in the world. 🚁 #helicopteraerobatics
Exterior version of the previous post. @predragvuckovic made many incredible images from the New York flights. Photo by Predrag Vuckovic/Red Bull Content Pool #helicopteraerobatics #helicopter
Another great photo by @predragvuckovic from our New York flight. It was an incredible experience. #helicopteraerobatics #newyork #helicopter Predrag Vuckovic/Red Bull Content Pool
What an incredible morning. I’m the luckiest helicopter pilot in America. 🇺🇸 Thank you New York, and thank you @redbull!!!! 🙏 Stay tuned to see what we were up to this morning. #helicopteraerobatics
BAD NEWS ALERT! We have been informed that we won’t be performing at the El Centro Air Show. I was looking forward to flying the show and seeing everyone so it’s disappointing news. This means that our first 2019 show will be the following weekend at Davis-Monthan AFB March 23rd and 24th. @thunderandlightningoa See you all in Arizona! 🚁🚁 #helicopteraerobatics Photo by my teammate @mirkoflaim 👍
Good Morning and Happy Friday. Nice day to fly. #helicopteraerobatics
That is @stan.gray on the right, in the pilot seat of our BO-105. He spends a lot of time in that seat flying all over America. Today is his birthday, so if you know him, call him up and tell that hard working bastard Happy Birthday!! We couldn’t do any of this stuff without him. 🚁
Hope you are enjoying a great weekend! #givesyouwings #helicopteraerobatics #helicopter
Closing out a great year with another New Year’s on Oahu. Greeting the New Year here on the North Shore is our family tradition. We got 3 Striped Marlin off of Haleiwa yesterday. This 90 pounder was the biggest of the day. Just under 8’. Happy New Year to everyone! I look forward to seeing you all in 2019. 🙏🚁#givesyouwings
Today is the 115th anniversary of the Wright Brothers first flight. I hope they would be pleased with how far we have come. This image was taken by @serpa_photo (Jeff Serpa) at the @sbdfest Air Show.
Aerobatic Helicopter Camp with our team is complete for this year. Great training, lots of fun, and re-certification for us all. Thank you to @kelliechambliss and @kirbychambliss for hosting us again at the Flying Crown Ranch! We have a whole season of shows booked for 2019. Stay tuned for announcements! #givesyouwings #helicopter #helicopteraerobatics
Yesterday’s flight at @txmotorspeedway was my last performance of the 2018 season. My rookie year as an Air Show performer is complete! It has been an incredibly fun experience in many ways. I now have lots of new friends around the country and I feel extraordinarily fortunate to fly for @redbull and @theflyingbulls. It’s an honor to represent the rotary wing side of aviation, and I just really love to fly! See you all out there in 2019! 🚁 This photo was taken at @EAA #airventure2018 At Oshkosh by Ryan Mason for @collectiveheli
Back home and snug in the hangar after a great show at @sbdfest. We had a fun weekend with our team, @redbullairforce and @kirbychambliss. Thanks to everyone at San Bernardino for an unforgettable experience!! See you in Dallas for @redbullairrace on November 17th and 18th. Last race of the season and the last performance for me this year! #givesyouwings
What a great show in Havasu this weekend! Huge thanks to @bencookh24 and the whole @hangar24brewing team for creating another great event. You are all the nicest group of professionals and it’s a pleasure to work with you!🙏 NEXT UP: The SBDfest at San Bernardino Airport. November 3rd and 4th. Come on out SoCal! This photo was taken by Kevin Joyce / Sidewinder Aviation Photography. #givesyouwings #helicopter #helicopteraerobatics @redbull
Hey Miami, thanks for a great day! I hope you all came down to the F1 Live event at Bayfront Park. We are doing it all again tomorrow too! I fly at 1:00pm and 4:10pm. The @redbullairforce will jump into the event at 2:30pm! See you there!
Thanks @indianapolismotorspeedway for hosting another thrilling @redbullairrace! That was a great time. Next show for me is October 13th and 14th at the Minden-Tahoe Aviation Roundup in Minden, NV. See you all there! #mindentahoeairport @aviationroundup This beautiful picture was taken by my good friend @predragvuckovic
#Repost @redbulladventure ・・・ Set against the backdrop of Moab, Utah, Red Bull Air Force athlete’s Miles Daisher and Andy Farrington showcase BASE jumping as one of eight flight disciplines during the filming of Chain Reaction . . . 📷: @christianpondella #moab #adventure #flight #basejump
I love this helmet set up! Helmet is an @evohelmets 052. It has the @lightspeedaviation H-mod comms in it for perfect, quiet communications and Bluetooth ANR. That incredible custom paint job is by Chris Wood and his team of geniuses at @airtrix in Santa Barbara. Thank you @redbull !! It is an honor to wear it! 🚁 #helicopter #helicopteraerobatics
Remaining schedule for 2018. Stay tuned for added shows! October 6/7 Indianapolis Motor Speedway. October 13/14 Minden-Tahoe Airport. October 27 Havasu City Airport. November 3/4 San Bernardino Airport. November 17/18 Texas Motor Speedway. See you out there!🚁 #helicopter #helicopteraerobatics Photo captured by @sarahunterphotography at Oshkosh 2018.
Start your weekend off with a proper attitude! Happy Friday everyone. #helicopter Photo by @balazsgardi
Images from @eaa #airventure2018 What an incredible experience so far! The inverted shot was captured by @sarahunterphotography. Everyone knows how cool @amychmelecki is. The man in the dark shirt is the famous Dr. Wyche Coleman, I got to take him for an Aerobatic ride and it was really fun for both of us! The man with me in the white shirt is the FAA Administrator, Dan Elwell. I guess it’s OK to do Helicopter Aerobatics when the top guy at the FAA says he liked my display!😂 The guys detailing our helicopter are the elite crew from @avidjet_inc . (Thanks guys!) The last shot is our main dude, @stan.gray getting ready to drop the very badass @redbullairforce into the show at night. We have one more day of performances, so come out and see us today at Oshkosh, or log into liveairshowtv.com and watch at home! @redbull #givesyouwings #helicopter #helicopteraerobatics
We are about to unveil the new paint scheme on our Aerobatic Helicopters! Stay tuned for images in the next few days. 😉 In the meantime, here is a sneak peek of my favorite part of the new look. 🚁 See you all at #oshkosh2018