Ultralight Wing-Walking Act Goes Overseas
12th Year on Airshow Circuit
Quicksilver MXL II Sport pilot Bob Essell and wing walker Jon
Faulkner have been wowing airshow crowds for 12 years with their
aerial act. Flying a modified Sport II registered in the Experimental
category-Exhibition, Essell says that allows them to use the Sport
II for compensation and hire.
On November 1-3, the duo planned to end their twelfth season
on the airshow circuit by participating in the Santo Domingo airshow
in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. "We had to build a
special crate to send our plane by FedEx," says Essell, "The
Sport II is already down there, so we'll see how good a packing
job we did. We'll perform once a day during the 3-day airshow,
which marks the end of our twelfth year of wing walking."