Wed, Jul 13, 2005
Taking Your Questions
Sean Tucker has flown
more than 700 aerobatic performances at more than 300 air shows,
entertaining in excess of 60 million fans in his 30 year career.
Air show fans of all ages will have a chance to ask him about
aerobatics and performing by participating in a live webchat,
sponsored by EAA Young Eagles on Wednesday, July 20th from 1900 to
"Air shows are tremendously exciting and with pilots like Sean
performing, it's easy to understand why," said Adam Smith, EAA vice
president of outreach. "Sean is one of the best in the business.
Over half of the maneuvers in his show are original. He even flies
backward - straight down and tail first - during his performances.
I'm sure that will be a topic of conversation during the upcoming
Young Eagles live webchat."
The Young Eagles webchat offers visitors a monthly opportunity
to ask questions of interesting people in aviation, and have them
answered on the spot. These text-based webchats take place on the
third Wednesday of the month. Participants simply log in to the
chat at www.youngeagles.org
and fire away with their questions.
Just days after the webchat, visitors will be able to experience
Tucker's amazing aerobatic performance first-hand at EAA AirVenture
July 25 - 31, 2005.
Always an EAA AirVenture favorite, some call Tucker the finest
civilian aerobatic pilot flying today. He has amassed more than
20,000 hours of flying time, and was the 1988 U.S. National
Advanced Aerobatic Champion. Tucker received two of the industry's
most prestigious awards in 1992, The Art Scholl Memorial
Showmanship Award and The Bill Barber Award for Air Show
Showmanship. In 2003, the Smithsonian Air & Space Museum named
him one of the 25 "Living Legends of Flight."
EAA's Young Eagles Program was founded in 1992 and has provided
more than one million free demonstration flights to young people
around the world through the efforts of 37,000 volunteer pilots and
50,000 ground volunteers. EAA designed the Young Eagles website
from the ground up and launched it in April 2005 to meet the
information and interaction needs of young people.
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