Piqua, Ohio, May 27, 2014 – Hartzell Propeller Inc. has been selected by John Klatt Airshows as the propeller technical partner for upcoming precision power aerobatics air show demonstrations featuring the Jack Link’s® Screamin’ Sasquatch ™ Jet Waco.
Screamin’ Sasquatch is a 1929 barnstormer’s era Taperwing Waco powered by a huge Pratt & Whitney 985 Wasp Junior nine-cylinder radial engine and a GE CJ610 turbojet engine for added thrust. As the propeller partner, Hartzell will provide its standard three-blade metal propeller mated to the radial engine and technical support throughout the 2014 air show season.
John Klatt, a lieutenant colonel in the Air National Guard and who fought in Operation Iraqi Freedom and Jeff Boerboon, a U.S. Unlimited Aerobatics Champion, will fly the Screamin’ Sasquatch. Jack Link’s Beef Jerky is sponsor for the aerobatic air show series.
“Like us Hartzell Propeller is passionate about other aviators and bringing the excitement and exhilaration of flight to as many people as possible,” said John Klatt, president of John Klatt Airshows and featured performer. “We are so pleased to be able to see the performance and durability of a Hartzell prop first hand as Hartzell Propeller helps us put on a wild ride for air show fans during the 2014 season.”
Hartzell Propeller President Joe Brown said, “We just couldn’t pass up this opportunity to participate with one of the premier air show performances in the world. Spectators will be thrilled and dazzled with the amazing sights and sounds of the Screamin’ Sasquatch.”
The upcoming Screamin’ Sasquatch schedule is below.
|Rockford, IL||Rockford Airfest||June 7-8|
|Smyrna, TN||The Great Tennessee Air Show||June 14-15|
|Seattle, WA||Sea Fair||August 2-3|
|Ypsilanti, MI||Thunder Over Michigan||August 9-10|
|Duluth, MN||Duluth Air and Aviation Expo||August 23-24|
|Cleveland, OH||Cleveland National Air Show||Aug. 30 – Sept. 1|
|Reno, NV||Reno Air Races||September 10-14|
|Hillsboro, OR||Oregon International Air Show||September 19-21|
|Daytona Beach, FL||Wings and Waves Air Show||October 11-12|
|Pensacola, FL||NAS Pensacola||November 7-9|
About John Klatt Airshows – johnklattairshows.com
John Klatt has thrilled millions of air show spectators across America with a unique blend of precision, power and performance. He has served in the Air National Guard for more than 20 years flying combat, air support and humanitarian missions throughout the world in the F-16 “Fighting Falcon” and the C-130 “Hercules” aircraft. John Klatt Air Shows bring world-class precision power aerobatics to air shows all across America. Jack Link’s Beef Jerky has teamed with John Klatt Airshows for a truly unique experience.
About Hartzell Propeller Inc. – hartzellprop.com
Hartzell Propeller is the leader in advanced technology propeller design and manufacturing, with more than 4,000 propellers delivered annually to commercial, civil and government customers. The company developed the next generation of propellers with innovative “blended airfoil” technology. It manufactures these blades using a combination of revolutionary machining centers and robotics. With its ASC-II™ composite technology, Hartzell provides mission-optimized performance for customers. Hartzell Propeller traces its beginnings in 1917 to a business relationship with Orville Wright and was founded on the principle of “Built on Honor” – a tradition that continues today.