Tue, Dec 08, 2009
Beginning today, nearly 1,600 air show professionals will gather
at the International Council of Air Shows Convention in Las Vegas,
Nevada. To celebrate the 2009 ICAS Convention, Aero-TV is
profiling some of the most extraordinary air show performers
we’ve had the honor to meet over the last year.
Debuting in the 2010 air show season, Team MS760 Aerobatics is
an all-new two-ship aerobatic formation jet team.
While Team MS760 is new to the air show circuit, the pilots are
well recognized in the aviation community; Captain Dale
“Snort” Snodgrass, United States Navy Retired, and Lt.
Colonel Jerry “Jive” Kerby, United States Air Force
Retired, are both decorated military veterans with thousands of
hours each in military jet aircraft.
Lt. Colonel Jerry “Jive” Kerby is a 23-year veteran
of the United States Air Force. Lt. Col Kerby graduated
number one in his pilot training class for which he was the coveted
F-15 Eagle training spot.
After completing his time at the elite USAF Fighter Weapons
School, Lt. Colonel went on to become one of the highest time F-15
pilots in USAF with over 3,400 hours flown.
During his military career, he flew seven operational tours
including his service as Weapons and Tactics Officer of the 58FS
Gorillas during Desert Storm. For his service, he earned both
several military decorations including the Meritorious Service
Medal for exceptional leadership and an Air Force Commendation
After his time in the F-15, Lt. Colonel Kerby transitioned to
the F-4 Phantom becoming the first F-4 Heritage Flight Pilot for
the USAF in 2005 and one of only two civilian Certified F-4 Flight
Instructors in the United States.
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