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Sean Tucker

Sean Tucker’s first professional flying experience was in Stearman biplanes modified for crop dusting. Working as a crop duster pilot in 1975, he bought his first aerobatic aircraft and started competing in contests. A string of successes in local and regional contests led to national recognition and finally to the coveted title of "U.S. National Advanced Aerobatic Champion". Many more notable awards followed, including being named "Airman of the Year" in 1988 and ?Ambassador of the Air, in 1991, by the California Legislature. On the international airshow circuit, his high-energy aerobatic routines, original flying style, and infectious personality have rocketed him to the top. In 1992, Sean became the first in history to capture both the ?Art Scholl Memorial Showmanship Award? and the "Bill Barber Award for Showmanship" in the same year. General Aviation News and Flyer named him #1 male airshow performer. With 15,000 hours of flight time, he holds a Commercial/instrument pilot in single and multi-engine aircraft and helicopter ratings. Sean flies hard-charging, power aerobatics in his highly modified Pitts S-2S, one of the hottest biplanes in the world. Sean’s enthusiasm, energy and love of flight are as evident on stage as it is in the air. [+]