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Hartzell Trailblazer Celebrates Five Years at SUN ‘n FUN

Date: March 27, 2019 Category: Press Releases
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Hartzell Co-Sponsoring Jim Peitz and His
Aerobatic Bonanza at SUN ‘n FUN 2019

Piqua, Ohio, March 27, 2019 – Hartzell Propeller will participate in a number of aviation events during 2019 in the United States and Europe and supply technical propeller support for the Red Bull Air Race World Championship series.

Next appearance for Hartzell technical and sales teams will be at the SUN ‘n FUN International Fly-In and Expo, April 2-7 at Lakeland Linder Regional Airport in Florida. Hartzell’s exhibit will be at B-034/035. Hartzell will display a carbon fiber Trailblazer propeller and have experts on hand to answer questions about any Hartzell prop.

“The Trailblazer, introduced at SUN ‘n FUN in 2014, in five short years has become one of the most popular two- and three-blade propellers in General Aviation.  It is favored by OEMs, modifiers, and private pilots for back country and bush flying,” said Hartzell Propeller EVP & GM JJ Frigge. “Several of our customers will be at the show displaying their aircraft with Trailblazer props, including, American Champion, Aviat, Cubcrafters and Wipaire.  In all, the Trailblazer is now approved on nearly 20 aircraft applications and counting.”

Airshow Performances Sponsored by Hartzell Propeller

At SUN ‘n FUN, Hartzell is also sponsoring several aerial performers. Michael Goulian, an American aerobatic national champion aviator, will perform air shows in his aerobatic Extra 330SC.  Goulian will also be onsite at the Hartzell Propeller exhibit to sign autographs at 1:30 Thursday, April 4. 

To harness the almost 400 horsepower of the Thunderbolt Lycoming IO-580, Goulian chooses the advanced Talon, an all-composite Hartzell propeller that is the next generation improvement from the Claw due to its superior pulling power and smooth control. The Claw continues to be the prop of choice for many of the world’s best aerobatic pilots and is the official prop of the Red Bull Air Race World Championship. Hartzell also co-sponsors Goulian’s participation in the air race series.

At SUN ‘n FUN, Hartzell is also co-sponsoring Matt Chapman Airshows. Chapman is recognized as an extraordinary aerobatic pilot who thrills millions of airshow fans each summer. He began flying aerobatics in 1984 and quickly worked his way up to the highest level of competition aerobatics. He will fly the Extra 330LX.

In addition, Hartzell is supporting Jim Peitz of Jim Peitz Aerosports, who will fly his aerobatic Bonanza. His show is a head-turner – loops, point rolls, barrel rolls, snap rolls, Cuban eights, hammerheads and this Bonanza even goes vertical. It is one of the few aerobatic Bonanzas ever built with a spectacular smoke system.

Next Stop Aero Friedrichshafen

After SUN ‘n FUN, Hartzell’s executives and representatives will immediately head to Aero Friedrichshafen, the global show for General Aviation, and to Anchorage for the Great Alaska Aviation Gathering. The complete schedule of upcoming Hartzell appearances is below.

Hartzell Propeller 2019 Aviation Event Schedule

Sun n’ Fun

Apr. 2 – 7

Lakeland, Fla.

Aero Friedrichshafen

Apr. 10 – 13

Friedrichshafen, Germany

Great Alaska Aviation Gathering

May 4 – 5

Anchorage, Alaska

Malibu/Mirage Owners & Pilots Association (MMOPA)

May 29 – June 2

Amelia Island, Fla.

Pilatus Owners and Pilots Association (POPA)

June 6 – 8

Palos Verdes, Calif.

EAA Airventure

July 22 – 28

Oshkosh, Wisc.

TBM Owners and Pilots Association (TBMOPA)

Sept. 25 -29

Denver, Colo.

Beechcraft Heritage Museum Party (Beech Party)

Oct. 9 – 13

Tullahoma, Tenn.


Oct. 22 – 24

Las Vegas, Nev.


Nov. 18 – 21

Orlando, Fla.


Red Bull Air Race World 2019 Championship Sponsor

Hartzell Propeller is once again the propeller technical partner of the Red Bull Air Race World Championship in 2019. Hartzell provides the Claw, its three-blade structural composite propeller, carbon fiber composite spinners, and lightweight governors to every Red Bull Air Race team.

In addition, Hartzell supplies personnel for complete propeller technical support and maintenance services for all the entrants in the races throughout the world. The upcoming Red Bull Air Race 2019 schedule is below.

June 15 -16

Kazan, Russia

July 13 – 14

Lake Balaton, Hungary


TBA, Europe

Sept. 7 – 8

Chiba, Japan


TBA, Asia

Oct. 19 – 20

Indianapolis, Indiana

Nov. 8 – 9

TBA, Saudi Arabia

Hartzell Propeller is the global leader in advanced technology aircraft propeller design and manufacturing for business, commercial and government customers. The company designs next generation propellers with innovative “blended airfoil” technology and manufactures them with revolutionary machining centers, robotics and custom resin transfer molding curing stations. 

Hartzell Propeller and its sister company, Hartzell Engine Technologies LLC, form the general aviation business unit of Tailwind Technologies Inc. For more info on Hartzell Propeller, go to


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