Kent Pietsch, sponsored by Jelly Belly® will bring his aerobatic comedy act to the skies in his bright yellow, jelly bean-decorated 1942 Interstate Cadet aircraft. Pietsch performs extreme maneuvers during his performance routine, such as a dead stick, or total power off, from an altitude of 6,000 feet. During the performance, the aircraft’s aileron will fall off during mid-air, and Pietsch will land the aircraft on top of his RV.
Pietsch took his first solo flight at age 16. Following in his father’s footsteps, Pietsch began flying commercial charters for his father’s company Pietsch Aircraft in Minot, North Dakota, in 1974. Soon after, he restored his Interstate Cadet and began flying air shows with his father and brother Gary.