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Pilot Spotlight: Luca Perazzolli, CrewRV8 Leader

Pilot Spotlight: Luca Perazzolli, CrewRV8 Leader

This Italian aerobatic flight team constantly amazes us with their smooth maneuvers and dedication to their craft! First up, Luca Perazzolli, the leader of CrewRV8. Learn what he loves most about flying and how it all started!  Stay tuned for a spotlight...

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Airshows in 2019

6 Airshows to Put on Your Radar in 2019

Airshow season is rapidly approaching, and the Smoking Airplanes team couldn’t be more excited! We’ve put together a list of airshows in 2019 that might fly under the radar, but that you won’t want to miss.
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Smoking Airplanes Pilot Spotlight John Echols

Pilot Spotlight: John Echols

What moments matter most to you when you fly? The crowds cheering as you do aerobatic maneuvers? Or saving time with a casual flight across the countryside? Hear from one of our pilots, John Echols, as he shares what he loves most about flying, especially flying with a smoke system.
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How Smoke Systems (and Smoke Oil) Work

How Smoke Systems (and Smoke Oil) Work

It all began in 1957 at the Farnborough airshow. The Black Cats became the talk of the town when they used smoke effects and smoke oil in their aerobatics show. Since then, smoke effects at airshows are the trend, with nearly all aerobatics teams using smoke in their flight exhibitions. But how do these planes make smoke for their shows—and what do you need to do the same for your aircraft?

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Smoking Airplanes Pilot Spotlight Rob Whiteside

Pilot Spotlight: Rob Whiteside

There’s nothing quite like a stunning picture of an airplane with a trail of smoke behind it. But even more amazing? The people behind the controls. Get to know one of our pilots, Rob Whiteside—and keep scrolling for another picture of him in flight.
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