Elgin Wells Newsletter
Last updated October 6, 2017
Most recently booked to appear September 30 at the Eastman GA "Heart of Georgia Airshow," Starjammer was kept on the ground at home field Lawrenceville, waiting for the weather to clear at Eastman. Although the airshow came off well after a delay for the weather, I was unable to make it to the show since it would have precluded my performing at the concert that night at Chateau Elan, as part of the Concours d'Elegance. However, Crew Chief Gene Timpson got some great video footage during the practice on Friday - 'hope to have an edit available here, soon.
Starjammer's performance was enhanced tremendously, recently, with the removal of the (very heavy) onboard speaker system, made unnecessary by a new system that allows me to trigger the ground-based music at airshows from the cockpit and keeping it synchronized with the onboard lights. Thanks to Paul Raley of PRA Audio for making that possible! At her new "fighting weight," Starjammer is finally the airplane I'd hoped she would be - 'can't wait for you to see her in action!
The newest Starjammer "Bad Boy" video can be seen HERE
Based on an idea by Crew Chief Gene Timpson, the new airshow act incorporates a Starjammer trademark Ramp Dance, followed by a runway chase involving Police cars, smoke, lights and lots of music and noise... a hoot to stage and shoot, and a truly unique airshow act! Many thanks to all who helped with the project...
Michael Gallagher, writer for World Airshow News, met me at Poplar Grove, IN Airport for an interview and photo mission, facilitated by Poplar Grove icons Steve and Tina Thomas - the most gracious hosts, ever! Steve flew his wonderful Beech 18 as the photo ship (how incredible is THAT!), so that Mike and his handsome young son could have a world-class view/platform to shoot from. Article to follow..
In January, the Gwinnett Daily Post offered a profile of the Starjammer, after a demo at Cherokee County GA Airport.
Thanks to those talented young men!
If you'd like to see the pictures and video of Starjammer's legacy performances, click HERE.
BUT WAIT...THERE'S MORE!