It looks as though airshow and aviation legend Sean D. Tucker may be considering doing something else with his flying time in the not-too-distant future. Now 65, he has been performing on the airshow circuit for 40 years. He has more than 1,275 performances and 26,000 hours of flight time to his name.
Though Tucker recently told Dayton Daily News that he plans to step away from solo performance after the 2018 season, it sounds like his future goals include plenty more flight time. In the same interview, he mentioned that he was thinking about putting together a formation flying team next. When he does retire from solo shows, his performance plane, the Oracle Challenger III, will be headed for the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum.
Beyond being a celebrated airshow pilot, Tucker founded the non-profit Bob Hoover Academy, has been chairman of the EAA’s Young Eagles program since 2013, and was selected as one of the Smithsonian’s 25 Living Legends of Flight.
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