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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

Friday, January 2, 2015

EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2014: Greg Koontz Xtreme Decathlon

Fred Harl and Carmelo Turdo EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2014 airshow lineup included the winner of the 2014 Bill Barber Award for Showmanship, Greg Koontz.  Along with his Xtreme Decathlon airshow act, Koontz also offers the Alabama Boys comedy act which includes the dramatic landing of a 1946 Piper J3 Cub on the roof of a pickup truck.  2014 marked his 40th year in the airshow business.

Along with performing in airshows across the nation, Greg Koontz is also an Authorized American Champion Aircraft Dealer and aerobatic instructor at the Sky Country Lodge private airport.  He also sponsors the Aerobatic Instructors Scholarship in memory of airshow legend, Bobby Younkin.

Congratulations to Greg Koontz on the receipt of the 2014 Bill Barber Award for Showmanship and for 40 years of aerobatic excellence!

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