Greetings from The Aero Experience Team

Greetings!



The Aero Experience is a celebration of Midwest aviation and aerospace achievement. We invite you to join us as we explore the treasures of Midwest aviation through first-hand experiences. Our contributors take turns flying lead, and we are always looking for new destinations. Check in with The Aero Experience frequently to see where we will land today, and then go out and have your own aero experiences!

Blue skies,

Carmelo Turdo, Mark Nankivil and Fred Harl - The Aero Experience Team












Sunday, January 4, 2015

EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2014: Fly, Jive, Fly!

Fred Harl and Carmelo Turdo
http://www.airassociatesmo.com/tae/The Aero Experience was glad to see our friend Jerry "Jive" Kerby flying the RV-8A "Wild Blue" in the daily airshows at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2014.  Jive put the modified homebuilt through its paces in fighter pilot style, flying precision classic aerobatic maneuvers while leaving a healthy trail of white airshow smoke.  Our team was privileged to spend some time covering Jive (and fellow RV-8 pilot Joe "Rifle" Shetterly) during the practice sessions and performances for Fair St. Louis 2013, and again at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2013.  We look forward to catching up with him and Lunar Sawyer again in 2015.

Jive has flown a variety of aircraft in airshows, including the first Heritage Flight QF-4E season in 2005 as Commander of the 82nd Aerial Targets Squadron at Tyndall AFB, FL following extensive experience flying F-15s in active service.  Since retiring from active duty in 2006, he has been involved with several high-profile aerobatic acts:  Collings Foundation F-4D Phantom II, Black Diamond Jet Team Lead L-39, Trojan Horsemen Wing and Solo T-28, Team MS760 Morane-Saulnier MS760, and solo performances in many other types.  It is no surprise that Jive calls his aerobatic RV-8A "Wild Blue," and when the crowds see it zip by they yell,   "Fly, Jive, Fly!"


























No comments: