“Meet and Greet” USA’s Only Aerobatic Helicopter Pilot at Heli-Expo 2016
Retired Red Bull Pilot Chuck Aaron signs autographs at Aspen Avionics’ booth on Wednesday, March 2 at 1:00 p.m.
Heli-Expo 2016; Louisville, KY, Feb 29, 2016: Aspen Avionics (Booth #9235) announced today the company is hosting an autograph session with Living Legend of Aviation Chuck Aaron at HAI’s Heli-Expo on Wednesday, March 2, 2016 at 1:00 p.m. Chuck is the only pilot licensed by the FAA to perform aerobatics in a helicopter in the United States, and one of only three such pilots in the world. Chuck is also a member of the Society of Experimental Test Pilots (SETP).
Now retired as a Red Bull pilot, Chuck routinely amazed fans with aerobatic maneuvers – loops, rolls, vertical climbs, Split S’s, Cuban Eights, Immelmans, and “Chuckcevaks” (his version of a Lomcovak) in his modified MBB Bo 105. He is also the first helicopter pilot honored in 2009 with the Art Scholl Showmanship Award given by the International Council of Air Shows. In 2015, Chuck also appeared doing stunts in his helicopter during the opening scene in the James Bond film, “SPECTRE”.
“HAI is like a family reunion for me,” says Chuck. “I’m looking forward to seeing all my old friends and making new ones, so come say hello. Ask me anything!” Chuck will be available to meet and greet HAI attendees and provide autographs on March 2 from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. in Aspen Avionics’ booth #9235 during Heli-Expo 2016.
“If there were an all-star team of helicopter pilots, Chuck would surely be on it. Plus you couldn’t meet a better guy,” said Aspen Avionics president and chief executive officer, John Uczekaj. “We’re happy to again share Chuck with HAI attendees.”
Chuck is a fixed-wing pilot too. In fact, his relationship with Aspen dates to when he installed Aspen displays in his 1978 V-Tail Bonanza.