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. 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 with an Airline Transport Pilot Certificate and Certified Flight Instructor, flying single and multi-engine aircraft as well as gliders – 102 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

2018 Schedule

APRIL
APR 10-15
SUN N' FUN (performing on Wednesday, the 11th)
Lakeland, FL
May
May 12-13
Del Rio, TX
May 19
Corsicana, TX
June
JUN 30
NEOSHO AIRSHOW AND FLY-IN
Neosho, MO
August
AUG 11-12
OFFUTT AFB AIR SHOW AND OPEN HOUSE
Omaha, NE
September
SEPT 15
NEVADA AIRSHOW
Nevada, MO
SEPT 22
Camdenton, MO

 

2017 Schedule

APRIL
APR 8
KC DOWNTOWN YOUNG PRESIDENT'S ORG AIRSHOW
Kansas City, MO
May
May 13
WINGS OVER PARIS
Paris, TX
May 27-28
MIAMI BEACH AIR & SEA SHOW
Miami, FL
June
JUN 10-11
WINGS OVER WHITEMAN
Whiteman AFB
JUN 24
CELEBRATE NEOSHO
Neosho, MO
July
JUL 8
WINGNUTS FLYING CIRCUS
Tarkio, MO
JUL 22-23
GREAT FALLS AIRSHOW
Great Falls, MT
September
SEPT 9-10
ALPHA AIRFEST
Joplin, MO
SEPT 14
COMMEMORATIVE AF AIRSHO
Midland, TX
November
NOV 4-5
LACKLAND/KELLY AFB AIRSHOW
San Antonio, TX

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