THE PILOT
Jeff Shetterly

Hailing from Overland Park, KS, RADIAL RUMBLE pilot Jeff Shetterly is a third generation aviator who grew up in Indianapolis, IN and works in the medical device industry. Jeff graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point with a degree in Human Factors Engineering and served in the United States Army on M1A1 Abrams tanks. He was stationed in Germany and deployed several times to the Balkans, leaving military service in 2001.

In the years since, Jeff has become an instrument rated commercial pilot and Certified Flight Instructor, flying single and multi-engine aircraft as well as gliders – 95 different aircraft types so far. Jeff hopes his performances will be an inspiration to both children and adults, and he is constantly humbled and enjoys learning from the veterans who flew planes like “39F” (his 1945 North American SNJ-6 "Texan") when they were new.

Fun Facts:
  • Has been known to steal a microphone for impromptu narration of air show buddies’ routines
  • Disavows all statements made while narrating air show buddies’ routines
  • Was Drum Major of high school marching band
  • Played rugby in college
  • Started flying at 18 months old with dad, Greg Shetterly in a Cessna 120.
  • Roots for the Kansas City Royals (did not make high school baseball team)
  • Believes that most flying should involve a meal at the other end
  • Knows that his Grandpa Turrill was right when he said, “There are old pilots and bold pilots, but there are no old, bold pilots.”
THE PLANE
North American SNJ-6 "Texan"
Length: 29 ft
Wingspan: 42 ft
Wing Area : 253.7 ft2
Height: 11 ft 8 in
Empty Weight: 4,158 lb
Top speed: 208 mph at 5,000 ft
EVENTS

2016 Schedule

APRIL
APR 29/30
FREDERICKSBURG INVITATIONAL
Fredericksburg, TX
May
May 14
WINGS OVER PARIS
Paris, TX
June
JUN 4
FAMILY AVIATION DAY
Scott City, KS
JUN 18
SMITHVILLE LAKE AIRSHOW
Smithville Lake, MO
JUN 25/26
Davenport, IA
July
August
AUG 13
MINOT AIRSHOW
Minot AFB - Minot, ND
AUG 20
JESSE JAMES OUTLAW AIRSHOW
Mosby, MO
AUG 27/28
SOUND OF SPEED AIRSHOW
Rosecrans ANGB - St. Joseph, MO
September
SEPT 10
Vail, CO
SEPT 24
SEDALIA ANNUAL PANCAKE FLY-IN AND AIRSHOW
Sedalia , MO
October
OCT 22
BONHAM FESTIVAL OF FLIGHT
Bonham , TX

 

 

2015 Events

May
MAY 8/10
QUAD CITY AIR SHOW
Davenport, IA
June
JUN 13/14
WINGS OVER WHITEMAN
Whiteman AFB, MO
JUN 20
KINGMAN AIRSHOW
Kingman, KS
JUN 27/28
CAMERON AIRSHOW
Cameron, MO
July
JUL 11
WINGNUTS FLYING CIRCUS
Tarkio, MO
August
AUG 29/30
CAF HIGH SKY WING AIRSHO
Midland, TX
September
SEP 12
LAKE OF THE OZARKS AIR SHOW
Camdenton, MO
SEP 19
ALPHA AIRFEST
Joplin, MO
SEP 26
SEDALIA AIRSHOW
Sedalia, MO
SEP 26/27
CAF HEART OF AMERICA AIR EXPO
New Century, KS
October
OCT 31
JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO AIR SHOW AND OPEN HOUSE
San Antonio, TX
OCT 24
BONHAM FESTIVAL OF FLIGHT
Bonham, TX
November
NOV 7/8
MOODY AIR FORCE BASE AIR SHOW
Valdosta, GA

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