Super Dave soars into Quesnel

Cariboo Ford's Drive 4UR Community event raises funds for Skyfest 2015

  • May. 27, 2015 5:00 p.m.

Left: Tony the giraffe

rive 4UR Community event held on  May 23, after performing several fly by’s over the City. The event raised more than $1,500 for Skyfest 2015.

When speaking with Super Dave after his arrival, I asked him why he was always willing to come to Quesnel, to help out with such events as the Ford U-Drive.

“I love Quesnel, and I love performing here as well.  Quesnel Skyfest has the best line-up of performers in North America, and even though I  feel a bit stressful in the presence of such a line up of great performers as I am still considered a rookie, it is a wonderful experience as well,” he said.

“Besides, in Quesnel everyone treats you like a rock star.”

As one of the featured aerobatic pilots on the Discovery Channel’s AIRSHOW, Super Dave is well known. The latest four episodes filmed this past year will air starting Monday, June 1.

When asked what is his favourite aerobatic maneuver he answered that every maneuver has a special element involved, but if pressed he would have to admit that his most favourite would be his “Slider.”  This involves flying his plane sideways at a 45 degree angle with the nose pointed toward the sky, while the plane moves side to side across the airways.

Super Dave explains that technically this move “makes no sense” – it “should not be possible to do” – but our Super Dave does it – and it is one move he laughingly explains “when I don’t usually screw up.”  It is his “feel good move.”

And we, as his adoring audience,  also feel good when we witness such phenomenal stunts.

Calling Chilliwack home, this Canadian pilot will begin his hectic airshow tour the first week in July and end in November with 24 shows, including four in Mexico, one in Honduras, with the balance throughout the US and Canada.

Aug. 1 – 2, Skyfest 2015 will welcome Super Dave as well as a host of top aerobatic performers. You will not want to miss this year’s extravaganza.

See you at the Show.

Tickets (adult, youth, family and weekend camping package) for Skyfest 2015 are available at Circle ‘S’ Western Wear, the Tourist Bureuu or online at www.quesnelskyfest.ca/tickets.

Mustang tickets can be purchased at various venues around town.

Download the Quesnel Skyfest app to your smartphone and receive updates as they are posted or visit the Skyfest 2015 Facebook page.

– Submitted by

Sharon MacDonald,

Skyfest director

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