We are so excited to announce Vicky Benzing will be a returning act this year! Known for her aerial display of power and grace in her 1940 Boeing Stearman, Benzing is an aerobatic contest winner, airshow star, air race champion and pilot. She has a passion for racing and loves to share it with others and showcases her abilities for aspiring young pilots and girls everywhere.
In 2006, Vicky joined the airshow circuit and began her career at the National Championship Air Races Reno, Nevada in 2010 where she was chosen rookie of the year. In 2014, she took home first place Sport Class Silver and Bronze Class Jet Trophies and the following year she was named the fastest woman racer in the history of the event, later she won second in the Sport Class Gold race.
It was Benzing’s uncle who flew in airshows that sparked her interest in aviation when she was young, she received her pilot certificate during graduate school, but flying was her hobby. When she retired from the tech industry, Benzing’s passion for flying took precedence.
To this day she maintains a rigorous practice schedule with the support of her husband crewing for her. She continues flying for the camaraderie, the people and the opportunity to be a role model for women and girls.
Early bird tickets go on sale April 1 to June 1, 2020, you won’t want to miss this year’s Moses Lake Airshow, this family-friendly 2-day event is going to be better than ever before!