Accomplished Air Show Pilot Jessy Panzer And Legend Of The Skies Sean D. Tucker Join Forces As Team Oracle
Tucker’s Oracle Challenger III biplane makes final appearances in 2019 as part of a formation team before taking a place of honor at Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum
Salinas, Calif. (April 1, 2019) – He’s flown formation with the U.S. Navy Blue Angels, the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds and many other legendary pilots and performance teams. Now, Sean D. Tucker is taking to the skies with another incredible act, esteemed aviatrix Jessy Panzer. Tucker and Team Oracle today announce that Panzer has joined the team and the duo will perform at more than ten world-class air shows this season. The list is available at https://protect2.fireeye.com/url?k=1d1b791d-413d4da9-1d198028-000babd9fe9f-2f9af47dc05d06ef&u=http://www.teamoracle.com/.
“Jessy is as reverent to the demands, the art form and the discipline required for aerobatic flight as anyone else I’ve seen. I’m thrilled to fly with Jessy and share the magic of flight as a team with millions of fans this year,” said Sean D. Tucker. “This season is truly one fans won’t want to miss. It will be a farewell to the Oracle Challenger III before it heads to the National Air and Space Museum for the ‘We All Fly’ gallery opening in 2021, plus it’s an awe-inspiring debut as a team. We’ve been working with coach and master of flight Bill Stein to put together a one-of-a-kind performance.”
Panzer is a graduate of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and a certified flight instructor in airplanes, rotorcraft and seaplanes. She began flying aerobatics in 2000 and in 2012 joined the U.S. Advanced Aerobatic Team. She flew her first air show in Fairmont, Nebraska, the site for the 2003 Nebraska State Fly-In. In 2004, she qualified in the Formula One Class to race at the Reno National Championship Air Races. Panzer’s path first crossed with Tucker and Stein in 2005 when she was invited to be mentored by the two along with Wayne Handley on the “Stars of Tomorrow” Aerobatic Flight Team. Panzer will fly the Oracle Extra 300L alongside Sean D. Tucker’s Oracle Challenger III.
“When I’m flying aerobatics, I am in tune with the universe,” said Jessy Panzer. “It’s an honor to fly aerobatics and I am so humbled to fly alongside and under the mentorship of Sean Tucker. He’s been an inspiration to me ever since I began my career in flying.”
The Team Oracle Performance
It all begins in heart-charging, close formation action with Panzer flying the Oracle Extra 300L off the wing of Tucker’s Oracle Challenger III. Then the chase ensues with a Loop and a Clover Down split into opposing solos. Tucker in front, thrills the audience with signature maneuvers such as the Centrifuge, an Inside-Outside loop, Tucker Upper, Snap and Torque rolls. Simultaneously dancing in the sky, Panzer delights with the Hammerhead, Avalanche, Immelmann and other breath-taking maneuvers. The team then rejoins in a Torque Circle for close formation flight and final astonishment before a charming Speedo Heart departure.