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
Tuesday, January 21, 2020
EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2019: Airshows - Kyle Franklin and Dracula
The Aero Experience continues our signature year-round coverage of EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2019, sponsored by Elite Aviation, with this look at performer Kyle Franklin, a household name in the airshow industry. One of the acts in the Franklin's Flying Circus, Dracula, features the Franklin Demon-1 spinning down inverted and making an ultra-low pass in front of the cheering crowd. This custom design features the old-fashioned Waco-style shape and open cockpit but with a 500hp fuel-injected radial engine and modern control systems to significantly enhance performance. Here we show views from several of Franklin's airshows during the week and an autograph appearance at the Concorde battery exhibit.