Fri, Dec 04, 2009
Next week, nearly 1,600 air show professionals will gather at
the International Council of Air Shows Convention in Las Vegas,
Nevada. To celebrate the 2009 ICAS Convention, Aero-TV is
profiling some of the most extraordinary air show performers
we’ve had the honor to meet over the last year.
Matt Younkin is renown for having one of the most astonishing
acts in one of the must unique aircraft on the aviation circuit,
the Twin Beech 18. The breath-taking aerobatic routine was
first perfected and performed by Younkin’s father, legendary
air show performer Bobby Younkin, over 20 years ago.
As Bobby Younkin said, “An air show act must be unique and
original to be successful. People come to air shows to see
the impossible take place.” Matt Younkin’s effort
to continue that legacy has been nothing short of extraordinary;
Younkin spent remarkable time and effort learning the Twin Beech 18
routine after his father’s untimely passing in 2005.
The spectacular aerial performance, a mirror image of his
father’s routine, continues to electrify crowds across the
country, both aviation enthusiasts and aerobatics experts
alike. In addition, Younkin now performs the world’s
only night aerobatic display in the Beech 18; equipped with 17
spotlights and 13 strobes, the Twin Beech 18 lights up the sky with
stunning intensity. Besides the Twin Beech, Younkin also
performs several routines featuring both the 1929 Travel Air
Mystery Ship and a Super Decathlon.
Note: The Aero-News Network would like to
extend our prayers and thoughts to Matt and Matt’s
family. We are wishing you a speedy recovery, and we look
forward to seeing you on the air show circuit in 2010!
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