As a competitor in two World Aerobatic Championships in Malelane, South Africa in 2017 followed by Chateauroux, France in 2019, Jim Bourke with Extreme Aerosports will be at this year Moses Lake Airshow, June 19th - 20th. As an avid enthusiast of radio controlled models and drones and a member of the Unlimited US Aerobatic Team chosen from the top 8 pilots from the US National Aerobatic Championships, Jim’s career began after getting his pilot’s license as a teenager and has made many media appearances related to aerobatics, aviation, and radio control.
As a competitive aerobatic pilot, Jim flies at the highest level. He is the most active competitor in the country, averaging 10 contests per year from Washington to Florida and known for his aggressive style. Jim’s Extra 330SC also known as “Fuzz Machine” is a 315 hp unlimited class composite aerobatic monoplane, built in Germany. The aircraft features a blistering 420 degrees/second roll rate, which is more than 1 roll every second and is capable of +/- 10gs.
Jim is a top-ranked freestyle pilot and a nationally qualified aerobatic judge. He holds over 75 flight medals and 26 first-place finishes. In addition to flying Fuzz Machine, Jim is an active leader in the flying community and currently serves a member of the IAC Board of Directors as the Membership Chair. Jim also created RCGroups.com, the world's largest website for enthusiasts of radio-controlled aircraft and his company, Knife Edge Software, makes simulation products including the popular RealFlight simulator.
This is a performance you won’t want to miss at the 2020 Moses Lake Airshow on June 19th and 20th at the Grant Country International Airport. Early bird tickets go on sale on May 1, 2020. For more information about the 2-day family-friendly event and to stay up to date on all the updates about the Moses Lake Airshow, follow us on Facebook and Instagram and check out our website.