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Sean D. Tucker, World Champion Aerobatic Aviator, our May Speaker

30 Apr 2023 1:20 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

"Aerobatic Aviation Stunt Flying"
Sean D. Tucker, World Champion Aerobatic Aviator

Sean Tucker is one of the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum’s 25 “Living Legends of Flight.” He is in the National Aviation Hall of Fame which tags him as the “Ambassador of Aerobatics.” Sean has the Charles E. Yeager International Aeronautical Achievement Award and is president and co-founder of the Bob Hoover Academy for underserved teens to get them engaged in aviation and scientific, tech, engineering and math education. He established the Academy of Aviation Safety in 1997.

Tucker has flown more than 1,600 performances at over 575 air shows. He practices his air show routine as many as 3 times a day during the season, and follows a rigorous physical training schedule working out more than 340 days a year. And he has summited 4 of the world’s legendary Seven Summits, including Mt. Kilimanjaro. You may be familiar with his Oracle Challenger aerobatic airplane that he flies in airshows and is destined for the Smithsonian Museum.  Its top speed is 300 mph and it is disassembled, inspected and rebuilt before each airshow.

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