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Kyle Franklin to Receive 2017 Bill Barber Award for Showmanship

May 18, 2017 - World Airshow News announced Kyle Franklin as the 2017 recipient of the Bill Barber Award for Showmanship.

Kyle is a second-generation air show pilot and a second-generation Bill Barber Award winner. His father, Jimmy Franklin, started flying air shows in 1967, and received the Bill Barber Award in 1989. Jimmy and Kyle are the second father and son to receive the Bill Barber Award. Bobby Younkin (2004) and his son Matt (2012) were the first.

The Bill Barber Award for Showmanship began in 1986, and is awarded to air show performers or teams that have demonstrated great skill and showmanship. World Airshow News magazine and the friends and family of the late Bill Barber present the award annually.

The Bill Barber Award for Showmanship will be presented on Tuesday evening, July 25, during EAA AirVenture Oshkosh at EAA’s Theater in the Woods.

For more information on The Bill Barber Award for Showmanship, contact World Airshow News Publisher Sandy Parnau by e-mail or at 414-801-1636. 

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