Returning for the second year in a row at the 2020 Moses Lake Airshow is Mark Peterson from Mustang High Flight Aerobatics. Mark grew up surrounded by aviation, his father, was a B-24 Liberator pilot during World War II and flew 29 missions for the Army Air Corps in the European Theater. After returning to civilian life, he found ways to keep aviation in his business and personal life. Mark soloed at age 16 and received his private pilot’s license at 17.
Owning and flying P-51 Mustangs and Classic Jets has been a dream of Mark’s since he was a child. In November of 2005, Mark was fortunate to acquire a P-51 Mustang, since then, he has accumulated over 800 hours in the P-51 and strengthened his love and admiration for the aircraft. In 2007, Mark acquired a Dornier Alpha Jet and has worked to refine his skills in high-performance jet fighters. A new addition for the 2020 Airshow Season that will be a featured act at the Moses Lake Airshow will be the A-37 Dragonfly.
The A-37 Dragonfly is a two-seat, light attack aircraft used initially in the Vietnam War. This aircraft is a variant of the T-37 with new engines and twin General Electric J85 single-shaft turbojets that provided a lot more power, pushing 2,850 lbs each. This gave the newly minted A-37 a great deal of additional speed and payload capacity.
Mark has flown over 35 different types of aircraft and accumulated over 5000 hours of flight time and an ATP Certificate. His performance is one you will not want to miss at the 2020 Moses Lake Airshow June 19th and 20th at Grant County International Airport.
Early bird tickets for the Moses Lake Airshow go on sale on May 1, 2020. For more information about the 2-day family-friendly event and to stay up to date on updates about the Airshow, follow us on Facebook and Instagram and check out our website.