September 5th and 6th, 2020

SNJ-6 & RV-8 - Shetterly Squadron

Joe Shetterly

There are few pilots on this planet who like to cheat gravity more than JOE SHETTERLY… This guy flat out loves to fly! And since his first lesson as a toddler, perched on thick pillows in a snug cockpit next to his father, Greg … well, he’s been finding creative ways to break contact with terra firma literally all – his – life.

After graduating, his passion for flying led him to the Air Force where he continues to serve. He was selected to fly his dream machine: the venerable A-10 Thunderbolt II (the Warthog!). While stationed in Tucson, AZ, Joe’s fighter pilot buddies gave him the call-sign "Rifle."

RV-8

- Pilot - Joe Shetterly
- Length: 21ft
- Wing Span: 24 ft
- Wing Area: 116 sq ft
- Height: 5 ft 7in
- Empty Weight: 1075 lbs
- Gross Weight: 1800 lbs
- Wing Loading: 15.5 lb/sq ft
- Powered by 180 HP Lycoming IO-360 w/ Silver Hawk Fuel Injection by Precision Airmotive
- Propeller is a Hartzell contant speed / blended airfoil
- Fuel capacity - 42 Gallons

Jeff Shetterly

Hailing from Overland Park, KS, RADIAL RUMBLE pilot Jeff Shetterly is a third generation aviator who grew up in Indianapolis, IN. Jeff graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point with a degree in Human Factors Engineering and served in the United States Army on M1A1 Abrams tanks. He was stationed in Germany and deployed several times to the Balkans, leaving military service in 2001.

In the years since, Jeff has become an instrument rated commercial pilot with an Airline Transport Pilot Certificate and Certified Flight Instructor, flying single and multi-engine aircraft as well as gliders – 102 different aircraft types so far. Jeff hopes his performances will be an inspiration to both children and adults, and he is constantly humbled and enjoys learning from the veterans who flew planes like "39F" (his 1945 North American SNJ-6 "Texan") when they were new.

SNJ-6

- Length: 29 ft
- Wingspan: 42 ft
- Wing Area : 253.7 ft2
- Height: 11 ft 8 in
- Empty Weight: 4,158 lb
- Top speed: 208 mph at 5,000 ft