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Sean D. Tucker, Jessy Panzer Join Forces in Team Oracle
April 4, 2019 - Young Eagles Co-Chairman Sean D. Tucker and Team Oracle this week announced that Jessy Panzer is joining the air show formation act that is debuting this year at air shows throughout the country, including EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2019. The full list of appearances is available at www.TeamOracle.com.
"Jessy is as reverent to the demands, the art form, and the discipline required for aerobatic flight as anyone else I've seen," Tucker said. "I'm thrilled to fly with Jessy and share the magic of flight as a team with millions of fans this year. This season is truly one fans won’t want to miss. It will be a farewell to the Oracle Challenger III before it heads to the National Air and Space Museum for the 'We All Fly' gallery opening in 2021, plus it’s an awe-inspiring debut as a team. We've been working with coach and master of flight Bill Stein to put together a one-of-a-kind performance."
Panzer is a graduate of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and a certified flight instructor in airplanes, rotorcraft, and seaplanes. She began flying aerobatics in 2000 and in 2012 joined the U.S. Advanced Aerobatic Team. She flew her first air show in Fairmont, Nebraska, the site for the 2003 Nebraska State Fly-In. In 2004, she qualified in the Formula One Class to race at the Reno National Championship Air Races. Panzer’s path first crossed with Tucker and Stein in 2005 when she was invited to be mentored by the two along with Wayne Handley on the Stars of Tomorrow Aerobatic Flight Team. Panzer will fly the Oracle Extra 300L alongside Sean D. Tucker's Oracle Challenger III.
"When I'm flying aerobatics, I am in tune with the universe," Panzer said. "It's an honor to fly aerobatics and I am so humbled to fly alongside and under the mentorship of Sean Tucker. He's been an inspiration to me ever since I began my career in flying."
The Team Oracle Performance begins in close formation action with Panzer flying the Oracle Extra 300L off the wing of Tucker's Oracle Challenger III. Then the chase ensues with a loop and a clover down split into opposing solos. Tucker, in front, thrills the audience with signature maneuvers such as the centrifuge, an inside-outside loop, Tucker upper, and snap and torque rolls. Simultaneously dancing in the sky, Panzer delights with the hammerhead, avalanche, Immelmann, and other breath-taking maneuvers. The team then rejoins in a torque circle for some close formation work before a charming speedo heart departure.