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Glider Pilot Luca Bertossio Returning to AirVenture 2018
May 3, 2018 - Renowned Italian aerobatic glider pilot Luca Bertossio will be returning to EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2018 to perform in both the daily and night air shows. Luca, who is a professional air show pilot for Red Bull and competes for the Italian National Glider Aerobatic Team, is towed to 5,500 feet before he releases the cable from the plane and starts his routine, which includes a variety of maneuvers such as snap rolls, loops, lomcevaks, and more. He made his Oshkosh debut at AirVenture 2015.
Throughout the course of his career, 28-year-old Luca has won six gold, six silver, and four bronze Fédération Aéronautique Internationale medals and has numerous FAI titles including Vice-World Games Olympic Champion (2017), World Air Games Olympic Champion (2015), Vice-World Unlimited Glider Aerobatic Champion (2015), World Advanced Glider Aerobatic Champion (2012), and Vice-World Advanced Glider Aerobatic Champion (2011).