Author: Mark Hrutkay

Amanda Franklin…. A Flying legend

As we all know Amanda and Kyle were involved in a tragic fire and forced landing several months ago in Texas.  Tragic is a word that is overused in our language, but it really fits here; there are few...

Sun n Fun 2011

Last year, the EAA show at Oshkosh was became known as “Sloshkosh” after some significant rainstorms.   Well, this year Sun n Fun bested it by a few orders of magnitude.  I’ve been going to SnF for 25 years and...

Tornado at Sun n Fun 2011

Sun n Fun this year had some unusually bad weather.  It was rare event, but people had some problems getting past weather to get to the show.  Thus we were short some acts for the airshow on Opening Day...

Valiant Air Command Airshow 2011

The Valiant Air Command hosts an annual airshow in Titusville Florida each spring.  In the past (20 years ago) it was one of the 3 or 4 top airshows in the country.   It’s still a great show and has...

F4U-4 Corsair “Korean War Hero”

At the Valiant Air Command’s TICO Airshow this spring a new Corsair debuted.  The F4U-4 N713JT Bureau No. 97143 is owned by Jim Tobul of South Carolina and has been in the family for about 30 years. This is...

Heavy Metal Jet Aerobatic Team

The real airshow season in America starts at TICO (which comes from Titusville Cocca Airport Authority) every spring in Florida.  This event is the annual fund raiser for the Valiant Air Command.  This year something new happened which has...