Air show performer Sean D. Tucker returns to the Dayton Air Show with former student Jessy Panzer as a new wingman for Team Oracle.
Panzer was part of the Stars of Tomorrow group in 2005 that Tucker mentored on becoming professional air show pilots. Panzer, along with Tucker’s son Eric Tucker and Nick Nilmeyer, flew a three-plane aerobatic formation in that year’s Dayton Air Show. “And here we are, fifteen years later, and Jessy Panzer is flying as my right wingman,” Tucker said on Wednesday after a practice flight above puffy white clouds.
The duo is scheduled to perform formation aerobatic maneuvers in the Dayton Air Show on Saturday and Sunday.
“I’m just so honored to be flying with Sean now. It’s a full circle, but also a brand new beginning. I’m really excited to be here and share that with Dayton,” Panzer said.