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Morgan Adams Concours d’Elegance, Pure Magic!

If you like airplanes and cars, then you would love the Morgan Adams Foundation Concours d’Elegance! This event is magical, helping to improve the quality of life and survival rates of children diagnosed with pediatric brain cancer and other rare cancers.

Annually held at the Centennial Airport in Englewood, Colorado, the money from this event is dedicated to children’s cancer research. Kirby commented, “I am very fortunate to be involved with this fantastic event!” I am sure that the entire Team feels the same way!

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Wiiings!

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The Greatest Aviation Celebration In The World!

Wittman Regional Airport: For fifty-one weeks a year, it is nothing more than a normal, sleepy, class D airport, but for one week a year, it becomes the busiest airport in the whole world!

My name is Daniel Onofryton, and I am a recent graduate of Shadow Mountain High School in Phoenix, Arizona. Throughout high school, I was passionate about aviation and by my 18th birthday, I had earned my Commercial Pilots License with an Instrument Rating.

This summer I had the opportunity to go to Wittman Field in Oshkosh for EAA AirVenture, not as a visitor, but as a MEMBER of Team Chambliss. This was a dream come true for someone who got started in flying by watching the Red Bull Air Race on television. I graduated from following the Red Bull Air Race on TV to begging to watch it in person. I even went to Windsor, Canada, and San Diego, California, to watch them live.

My week in Oshkosh began at the house that Kirby had rented. I met the entire crew for the first time. (Kirby, Jason, Grant, and Justin) They were all so welcoming and instantly made me feel part of the Team. As I headed to the airport, the first order of business was cleaning both show planes and taking them to the GoPro and Piper venues, just a few of the Team Chambliss sponsors.

This is where I learned one of the most important aspects of being an aerobatic pilot in the air show business. The Team must maintain great relationships with the sponsors. Kirby Chambliss takes his sponsorships very seriously. If it were not for the sponsors, none of this would be possible, I made sure I went the extra mile and ensured that there were no bugs on the leading edge and that the propeller was adjusted to the proper angle. As the planes would be sitting in front of the sponsors booths, their pristine look would reflect upon both Team Chambliss and the sponsors. Kirby even keeps in contact with many of his past sponsors, and has a great network of support.

One of my most rewarding experiences was watching Kirby fly and observing the reactions of the spectators in the crowd. Just to think that I was part of a team that could bring such joy and amazement to kids and adults alike made all the work worth it.

The Team did surprise me during the week, and I was given the opportunity to fly in the two-seat Edge 540 with Jason. We shot a promotional video with GoPro, so Kirby did all sorts of aerobatics around us. The coolest part occurred when Jason and I flew upside down, and Kirby did rolls around us. That was the flight of a lifetime!

~By Daniel Onofryton


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AirVenture Oshkosh 2013!

Kirby and Team Chambliss arrived Oshkosh on Monday July 29th and departed the following Monday. The Team had a blast connecting with all of our friends and extended aviation family! Kirby hosted an intern this year, Daniel Onofryton, who will begin college at the University of North Dakota as a sophomore . Daniel worked with the Team all week and was surprised with a ride in the two-seat Edge during a scheduled photo shoot. Chambliss comments, “Daniel did a fantastic job! We have a very important responsibility to help the next generation of pilots. It is also a responsibility that I truly enjoy!”

Kirby and the Team would like to thank our sponsors, who make our work possible! We will be waiting with anticipation for AirVenture 2014, only 353 days!

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Jen Kenyon goes Tandem Paragliding w. the Red Bull Air Force

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Red Bull Air Force Tandem Paragliding at the AMA National Motocross Championships w. Jen Kenyon. The worlds best Amateur Racers charge hard all week long and we got to see it from the air with GNCC Racings own Jen Kenyon as co-pilot. Thanks to everyone who makes this amazing event happen and congrats to all the racers who made it to Loretta’s.

 

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The Oregon International Air Show At Hillsboro!

The Oregon International Air Show, a fantastic event to be at! The Hillsboro weather was beautiful and the show hosted a large crowd. Kirby and the Team had a great time…as you can see!

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