The Phillips 66 Aerostars will be returning to Battle Creek for the first time since 2013. The last time they appeared here, they were flying 3 Yak-52TW's. This year, they will be flying FOUR Extra 300s. The Phillips 66 Aerostars are an Illinois based aerobatic team that flies a terrific formation aerobatic performance. The show is filled with formation maneuvers, solo maneuvers and head-on, breathtaking opposing passes. The Aerostars fly a unique show that you won't want to miss. They'll perform July 3rd-4th at the Field of Flight.
MEET THE PILOTS:
- Aerostars Lead is Harvey Meek, a very experienced former military pilot. Meek has flown a wide variety of aircraft, from light sport aircraft, to the F/A-18 Hornet, to the mammoth 747. Presently, he flies for a major international airline.
- Aerostars Left Wing is Paul Hornick. Paul Hornick has flown aircraft from the Piper Cub to Airbus A300 (in which he is type rated in). Paul is also type rated in the Gulfstream G200. Presently Paul flies for the airlines in addition to serving as a flight instructor.
- Aerostars Right Wing is David Monroe, a Minneapolis native that grew up in an airline family. Dave is presently a B-767 Captain for a major airline, is also a Certified Flight Instructor as well as being very experienced in the world of aerobatics (Certified Aerobatic Judge & Advanced Aerobatic Competition Pilot).
- Aerostars Slot & Solo is Gerry Molodor, the newest and oldest member of the team. He'd also be the one to say he's the most "experienced" if you were to ask him. He is the Director of the International Aerobatic Club and was the Captain for the 1997 US Advanced Aerobatic Team (which won the Gold Medal).
The Phillips 66 Aerostars have been performing together, side by side at around 250 mph, for more than a decade. And while these guys are precision aerobatic pilots, they stay pretty well grounded. Like many of us, they have a passion they take very seriously: engines. Whether it’s the car they commute in, a vintage restoration project, or the engine in their beloved Extra 300L, they know how to protect them to ensure a long life. From flying high to Sunday drives, these aerobatic superstars trust Phillips 66 Lubricants to keep their world running smoothly.