August 1, 2018

Sean D. Tucker's Last Solo Appearance in Chicago

oracle1.jpgIf you needed another reason to attend the 60th Annual Chicago Air & Water Show we have a bittersweet one for you. Sean D. Tucker, considered by many to be the best stunt pilot, will be making his final Chicago Air & Water Show appearances as a solo performer at this year's show.

Tucker told KSBW 8 reporter Felix Cortez "I'm retiring as an extreme hard-charging hair on fire solo aerobatic pilot". He will wow the Chicago Air Show Attendees with his thrilling performance in his Oracle Challenger III, an airplane that is now slated to go on display in the Smithsonian's We All Fly exhibit opening in 2021.

Although we will miss seeing his dazzling solo performances we were relieved to hear he will still be flying in the airshow circuits but instead in group performances with other pilots. He said "I want to start doing a baller in the sky with other airplanes. I want to dance the waltz and make it exciting." That was good news to use his joy of aviation is contagious.

He has performed over 1,300 performances and surely inspired generations of pilots through those flights. After he performs at the Chicago Air and Water Show he makes his way to show center where he can often be found shaking hands with fans of all ages.

I have met him several times and cannot think of a better aviation ambassador than Sean D. Tucker. Don't miss your last chance to see Sean D. Tucker fly the Oracle Challenger 3 in Chicago. Check out our Ultimate Guide to the Chicago Air and Water Show for more information on the show.

Sean D Tucker Posted by at August 1, 2018 6:07 AM

Bummer, he puts on the best performance each year. How will they fill that void?

Posted by: Connor at August 2, 2018 2:13 PM | Reply

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