Marcus Paine is one of many stellar aerobatic performers at this year’s Quesnel airshow. For free tickets enter you name at Woods N Water.

Marcus Paine is one of many stellar aerobatic performers at this year’s Quesnel airshow. For free tickets enter you name at Woods N Water.

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Quesnel's International Airshow Skyfest 2015 is thrilled to welcome Marcus Paine to their lineup of stellar aerobatic performers.

Quesnel’s International Airshow Skyfest 2015, July 31 – Aug. 2, is thrilled to welcome Marcus Paine to their lineup of stellar aerobatic performers.

Following in the footsteps of former Alaskan aviator legends, Alaskan-born Marc Paine brings the thrill of aerobatic flight to Quesnel’s airspace. He’s been a pilot for more than 20 years and is the founder and chief flight instructor of Unusual Attitudes LLC at Merrill Field in Anchorage and Marana Regional Airport in Tucson, a flight school that teachers recovery,stall/spin awareness and aerobatic flight. Marc is an FAA safety counsellor and a regular speaker on stall/spin awareness. His teaching directly targets and impacts the stall/spin fatality rate that plagues pilots. This eminently qualified instructor also provides training for pilots of the U.S. Army, National park Service, Civil Air Patrol, Alaska State troopers and for the flight inspectors of the FAA flight standards district office as well as, along with his training partner Patty Wagstaff, providing the same training in Kenya to pilots of the Kenyan Wildlife Service.

He is a distinguished graduate of the Virginia Military Institute and a former U.S. Army Special Forces officer, Airborne Ranger and Jumpmaster.

As an aerobatic airshow pilot, Marc’s performance is one of the crowd’s favourite because of his ability to showcase the capabilities of the Super Decathlon and the Super Cub in a way that general aviation pilots and audiences can appreciate, relate to and apply to their own flying. He flies the Super Decathlon low and very aggressively and he is considered a wizard in the Super Cub. He does an unbelievable live, in-cockpit-narrated stall and spin demo and never is above 500 feet.

Marc is also the primary pilot for Third Strike Wingwalking and flies with Carol Pilon on the wing as well as solo in the 450 Stearman. He now is flying air shows throughout the U.S. and Canada in all three airplanes.

Tickets (adult, youth, family and weekend camping package) for Skyfest 2015 are available at Circle ‘S’ Western Wear, the Tourist Bureuu or online at www.quesnelskyfest.ca/tickets.

Mustang tickets can be purchased at various venues around town and at Cariboo Ford during the Community Drive event May 23 and other local events.

Download the Quesnel Skyfest app to your smartphone and receive updates as they are posted or visit the Skyfest 2015 Facebook page.