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!
Carmelo Turdo, Mark Nankivil and Fred Harl - The Aero Experience Team
Monday, December 12, 2016
EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2016: Airshow Performers - Matt Younkin and Kyle Franklin
Fred Harl and Carmelo Turdo
EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2016 attracted the top airshow performers in the industry, and two of those performers carry on the tradition of two legendary aviation families: Matt Younkin and Kyle Franklin. Matt Younkin flew the Beech 18, Magic by Moonlight, in a carefully choreographed series of rolling and looping maneuvers perfected by his father, Bobby Younkin. Kyle Franklin, son of Jimmy Franklin, flew his newest aircraft creation, the Franklin Demon-1, Dracula, a Waco Mystery Ship with modern aerodynamic and control systems that were originally conceived by Kyle and Jimmy Franklin. Both Matt Younkin and Kyle Franklin have become aviation legends in their own right, as can be seen in the following sequences.