Join us for the 25th annual pre-AirVenture
program tonight at Theater in the Woods, emceed by Danny Mortenson.
Featured presenters this evening include:
James Melton, Ph.D., a motivational
speaker whose flying career spans from multi-engine fixed-wing and
helicopters to flight instructor and airline pilot. He’s a
best-selling author, has appeared on public television with a series on
leadership excellence, and has worked with top Fortune 500 companies
Capt. Brian Udell, military Strike Eagle
pilot, tells the story of surviving the highest speed ejection from a
U.S. fighter aircraft at nearly 800 mph. He survived crippling injuries
for four grueling hours, 65 miles off the Atlantic Coast, at night in
60-degree water, 5-foot seas, and 15 mph winds.
Dr. Jerry Cockrell, humorist,
psychologist, and aviator, is a former Boeing 737 captain with 20,000
flying hours. Beginning in 1977, he was an early developer of crew
resource management and continues to give safety talks at military,
aviation, utility, medical, and EMS events.
The Legend of Pancho Barnes and the Happy
Bottom Riding Club is a documentary profile of Florence “Pancho”
Barnes exploring how she became the first female stunt pilot in
Hollywood in 1929 and shattered Amelia Earhart’s air speed record in
1930. In the 1940s and 1950s, Pancho entertained the best test pilots in
the world at her Happy Bottom Riding Club ranch, now Edwards Air Force
Base, near Muroc, California. See never-before-seen photographs, film
footage, and interviews. Director Amanda Pope and writer/producer Nick
Spark will answer questions following the movie.