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Ride Along With an Airshow Star

Sean D. Tucker takes us on one of his 250 mph aerobatic practice routines.

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What does it take to be a top airshow performer? Talent, of course, and the ability to withstand physically demanding maneuvers at 250 miles per hour. But it also takes lots of practice, as Sean D. Tucker of Team Oracle demonstrates in this exclusive video showing one of his 800-times-a-year practice sessions. Over the Michigan countryside, Tucker flies a routine that includes rolls, loops, and a generous helping of smoke.

What does it take to be a top airshow performer? Talent, of course, and the ability to withstand physically demanding maneuvers at 250 miles per hour. But it also takes lots of practice, as Sean D. Tucker of Team Oracle demonstrates in this exclusive video showing one of his 800-times-a-year practice sessions. Over the Michigan countryside, Tucker flies a routine that includes rolls, loops, and a generous helping of smoke. (03:26)

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