Unlike most air show pilots, Brian Correll did not grow up around airplanes. In fact, his first exposure to aviation was through skydiving. After his first jump at the age of 18, he was hooked and ended up having more than 60 takeoffs in an airplane before ever experiencing his first landing. The rest, as they say, is history. He has since accumulated more than 7000 hours of flying time in over 100 different models of aircraft, ranging from Piper Cubs to the Boeing KC-135, but his modified Pitts S2S is by far his favorite ride.
The Warrior Flight Team is a fast-paced, dynamic air show using single or multiple high-performance jet aircraft. Besides world class aerobatic maneuvers, the team offers one of the only demonstrations of Air Combat Maneuvering (dogfighting) on the air show circuit. With professional narration, customized background music, ground footprint, and merchandise sales, the Warrior Flight Team delivers a high energy, professional, and memorable performance to every venue.
Greg Shelton’s FM-2 Wildcat was built in 1944 and flew at NAS Alameda and San Diego in VJ-9 and VJ-12 utility squadrons towing targets for other aircraft. It was given to a high school in Livingston, Montana in February 1946. In 1956 it was sold and used for aerial photography. From there it was sold from owner to owner and eventually came to be on display at the Lone Star Flight Museum in Galveston, Texas where it remained for 15 years. In 2006, Greg purchased the Wildcat from the museum, loaded it onto a trailer, and trucked it home to his hangar in Collinsville, Oklahoma.
Matt Younkin’s Beech 18 performance is likely the most unusual act on the airshow circuit today. The Beech 18 was never designed for aerobatic flight; however that doesn’t make it incapable of doing just that. The performance is almost a mirror image of the one his father Bobby pioneered and flew for over 15 years. It begins with a roll on takeoff followed by a series of Cuban eights, point-rolls, and even a loop.
Night Show Preview September 16 8:30-9:15pm-Tune into 107.5 KSCB For Corresponding Music
No pets or outside coolers