native Nebraskan, Debby Rihn-Harvey is a third generation
aviator. Her grandfather, Roy Furstenberg, manufactured the
Overland Sport Aircraft in Omaha in the 1920s, while her father,
Jack Furstenberg, began teaching her to fly in her teens. Rihn-Harvey
is a captain for Southwest Airlines.
In September 2006, Debby Rihn-Harvey
became the highest-ranked overall aerobatic competitor in the
United States. She has previously won the Women's U.S. National
Championship for the seven years in a row - excluding 2005 when
her aircraft had sustained hurricane damage. Rihn-Harvey also is
the longest standing member of the U.S. Unlimited Aerobatics
Team. During her 23-years with the team, Rihn-Harvey has
represented the United States in eleven World Aerobatic
Championships in North America and Europe.
In world competition, Rihn-Harvey
has been a Gold Medallist and holds many regional titles. Her
competition background shows in her air show style with a focus
on precision. Watch for near perfect vertical lines and
precision in her rolls, point rolls and snap rolls.