This clip explores a “trading places” exchange for local New Orleans musician Glen David Andrews and Red Bull pilot Chuck Aaron. After Glen got his “wings,” he showed the world-class pilot “his world.” Glen is a local singer/trombonist who recently hosted Red Bull Street Kings, headlined the Gospel Tent on the final Sunday of JazzFest (accompanied by Trombone Shorty and Amanda Shaw) and appears as himself in HBO’s secondnd season drama, “Treme,” named after his neighborhood.
In February 2011, Chuck Aaron was officially inducted into the prestigious Society of Experimental Test Pilots (SETP), an international organization that seeks to promote air safety and contributes to aeronautical advancement by promoting sound aeronautical design and pilot development through the exchange of ideas of its members.
Chuck is one of only 2,381 members from 33 countries in the society.
“This honor is like getting my Ph.D in piloting and aviation,” Chuck commented. “My induction into SETP is a true signal that I’ve reached the top of my game, and I’m truly honored.”
As part of Chuck’s membership, he will regularly attend quarterly meetings and possible speaking engagements where he’ll help to give wings to the ideas of aspiring test pilots worldwide.
Chuck Aaron, pilot of Red Bull’s aerobatic helicopter and a certified (but calculated) madman at the controls, is slated to perform all over the country again in 2011 at air shows and other events from coast to coast. If he’s going to be anywhere near where you live, we strongly suggest you grab some tickets and watch hiim deliver backflips, 360-degree rolls and his signature Chuckcilvak, and so much more.
Chuck’s the only guy in the States pulling these incredible maneuvers – heck, he’s the only civilian pilot even licensed to do it – so missing his show would be a big mistake. Check the schedule below and find out just what Chuck and his chopper can do…