abc
QUICK LINKS:

Pilot Shows Off New Plane Before Duluth Air Show

Updated: 08/12/2014 10:39 PM
Created: 08/12/2014 5:42 PM WDIO.com

In just 10 days, Brent Handy and other pilots will be suiting up and strapping in to show off high above Duluth.

The Duluth Air Show gets underway August 23 and 24, and Handy gave us a sneak peek at his new plane.

"She doesn't have a name quite yet, but I've called her some creative ones once and awhile as I was learning to fly it," Handy said.

Handy is with the Canadian Snowbirds and he'll be showing off his Pitts Special Plane. It has a propeller which allows him to pull off intense maneuvers.

"Standing on the ground, you're a two dimensional being...but being up in the air, especially an airplane like the Pitts, you're tumbling," Handy said. "You're rolling around."

This 20-year pilot said taking off is addicting and when he's in the pilot's seat the challenge is never complete.

"There's always a goal in aviation to strive for and you can ever be quite as good as you want to be," Handy said.

Handy was at the Duluth Air Show in 2012, but this is the first year he's flying with this plane.

Front Page

  • Alleged Wisc. Bank Robber in St. Louis County Jail

    A man was arrested in Duluth Saturday night after he allegedly robbed a bank in Eau Claire, Wisc. the night before. The Eau Claire Police Department responded to a bank robbery at Wells Fargo Bank in Eau Claire on Friday night.

  • Licenses, Deer Population Down for Wisconsin Deer Opener

    The Wisconsin firearm deer hunting tradition got off to a safe start as Department of Natural Resources officials said they had received no reports of accidental shootings or other injuries by mid-afternoon Sunday on the opener of the state's nine-day gun deer hunt.

  • Northlanders Give Back in Preparation for Holiday Season

    Northlanders gave back on Saturday in preparation for the holiday season. It was Family Volunteer Day at the Duluth Library, and folks participated in several friendly projects.

  • "By Us, For Us" Meeting to Discuss Vision for Equity in Duluth

    Duluth's Native and African heritage communities came together on Saturday to share experiences and ideas at the 1st United Methodist Church. The meeting called "By Us, For Us" invited people of color, African Americans and Native Americans to come together to break bread and learn about each other culturally. 

  • MNsure Enrollments, Renewals Approach 8,000

    Minnesota's health insurance exchange says it has enrolled nearly 8,000 Minnesotans in health plans in the first week of open enrollment this fall. The deadline for enrolling in coverage that takes effect Jan. 1 is Dec. 15.

 

Freezing Rain Advisory

MN AREAS AFFECTED: East Marshall; East Polk; Lake Of The Woods; Mahnomen; North Beltrami; North Clearwater; Pennington; Red Lake; Roseau; South Beltrami; South Clearwater
Expires: 11/24/2014 12:00 AM

Dense Fog Advisory

WI AREAS AFFECTED: Ashland; Bayfield; Burnett; Douglas; Iron; Price; Sawyer; Washburn
Expires: 11/24/2014 12:00 AM

Lake Effect Snow Advisory

WI AREAS AFFECTED: Bayfield; Douglas
Expires: 11/25/2014 6:00 AM

Lake Effect Snow Advisory

WI AREAS AFFECTED: Ashland
Expires: 11/25/2014 8:00 AM

Lake Effect Snow Advisory

WI AREAS AFFECTED: Iron
Expires: 11/25/2014 8:00 AM

Lake Effect Snow Advisory

MI AREAS AFFECTED: Gogebic; Ontonagon
Expires: 11/25/2014 7:00 AM

Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement