Note: The Aero-TV Team --
Jim, Tom, Paul, Sarah, Nathan, The 'Other' Jim,
Laura, Kristen, Birgit, and
Anjin, had an amazing
week debuting our new LIVE Aero-Streaming initiatives at the
incomparable 2010 Aircraft Electronics Association 53rd Annual
Tradeshow and Convention. We produced
and delivered Four really great programs over the course of Three
days and are getting rave reviews from all we meet and talk
BUT... we're beat, we're trashed, we're (at best)
semi-conscious, we're wiped out, and we really need a break. SO...
excuse us for a few extra days as we offer up some of the VERY BEST
classic episodes of Aero-TV and try to rest up and remember who we
are, where we live, and where we parked the plane...
--Jim Campbell, ANN E-I-C
Bud Granley is certainly not a new face on the air show circuit;
after 47 years as an aerobatic pilot, Granley now performs with his
company, “Granley Family Airshows,” alongside his son
Ross. Their hair-raising formation act has garnered much
acclaim among the aerobatic community.
In 2005, Bud Granley received the Art Scholl Showmanship award
and just recently, he also accepted the Bill Barber Showmanship
After earning his pilot’s license in 1956, thanks to a
Royal Canadian Air Cadet scholarship, Granley joined the Royal
Canadian Air Force earning honors in both his basic and advanced
Upon graduation, he flew the F-86 Sabre in Baden-Baden,
Germany, eventually becoming a flight instructor on the T-6
Harvard. His incredible piloting abilities in the T-6
impressed his superiors enough that Granley was selected to be the
solo demonstration pilot for the Harvard.
That introduction to the air show circuit has led Granley along a
lifechanging path, both for himself as well as his family; two of
his children followed his lead flying with the Snowbird aerobatic
Whether Granley is flying the T-6, Yak-55, or the Fouga
Magister, he keeps himself busy sharing his passion and his
incredible performance with fellow aviation enthusiasts.