The Tumbling Bear
Air Show Pilot, Aeronautical engineer, A&P IA
Topic: HOW AIR SHOW ProDUCERS CAN MAKE PERFORMERS HAPPY
Rob Harrison is an Aeronautical Engineer, an A&P, IA, and Designated Engineering Representative, authorized to approve aircraft designs and repairs on behalf of the FAA. He also has some other questionable qualifications, or at least so he would have you believe. He is an adjunct lecturer at a few colleges and universities around the Southland, where he attempts to educate young engineers on the subject of Engineering Ethics. But mostly what he is is an airshow pilot. He has flown Akro in T-6s, Stearmans, Skybolts, Stardusters, and some types best not mentioned, and has several hundred akro hours in Pitts and various Zlins. His talk today is aimed at airshow organizers and producers, hopefully helping them get the best from the performers they engage.