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Joe Shetterly | EAA AirVenture Oshkosh Air Show Performer


Aircraft: RV-8

After graduating, Joe Shetterly's passion for flying led him to the Air Force where he continues to serve. He was selected to fly his dream machine: the venerable A-10 Thunderbolt II (the Warthog!). While stationed in Tucson, AZ, Joe’s fighter pilot buddies gave him the call-sign “Rifle.”

In 2009, Rifle earned a Master of Aeronautical Science degree from Embry Riddle, and was selected as the Air Force’s A-10 Demonstration Pilot flying nearly 250 aerobatic demonstrations in the Hog!

Rifle is an active instructor pilot in the mighty A-10 and holds an Air Transport Pilot Certificate with commercial privileges in gliders, single-engine, and multi-engine airplanes. He has logged more than 5,000 hours in 133 different makes and models to date, with 2,000+ in the A-10, and 1,500+ as a civilian flight instructor. He has test flown — performed the very first flights — in 6 different experimental aircraft!

Joe hopes that his air show performances might spark an interest in aviation.

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