Discover what it takes to fly a helicopter upside down
Since 1972, helicopter pilot Chuck Aaron has had an amazingly diverse career. He is best known as a pioneer of helicopter aerobatic demonstrations and for his work as a stunt pilot, including in the 2015 James Bond movie Spectre. In 21,000 hours of flying, he has piloted an astounding array of helicopter types in challenging operations around the world. In 2006, after extensively modifying a BO.105 helicopter and working closely with the FAA and sponsor Red Bull, Aaron debuted the first approved helicopter aerobatic demonstration in the United States. Hear stories from his accomplished life and career including how his father inspired him to become a pilot, his time with NASA’s Space Shuttle program, and his gravity-defying aerobatics.
This program will be presented in-person at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, Virginia, and will be streamed on YouTube with live closed captioning. Registration is required for in person attendance and encouraged for online viewing.
The GE Aviation Lecture Series is made possible by the generous support of GE Aviation.