Greg Shelton has been performing in air shows since 1990. His interest in aviation began at an early age watching fire bombers in northern California and listening to his father’s adventures of flying fighter aircraft in the U.S. Navy. In 1982, Greg began flying lessons in a J-3 Cub, but before he finished his pilot’s license he traded the Cub for a Starduster Too so he could pursue aerobatics. Greg’s next aircraft was an AT-6 Texan project that would take him four years to completely restore. What originally started as a 1952 Canadian Harvard MK IV that served in the RCAF from 1952 until 1965, Greg’s newly restored AT-6 was one of the most beautiful warbirds on the aerobatic air show circuit. He has also performed at air shows in a Yak 52. And from 1994 until 2003, Greg owned and performed in a Yak 55M. In 2003, he decided to add a wing walking act to his growing list of air show performances. He purchased a 450 Super Stearman painted in patriotic colors of red, white, and blue. Greg has wowed audiences all over the United States and abroad with his aerobatic wing walking routine. In December 2006, Greg sold his AT-6 to make room for his newest airplane, the FM-2 Wildcat. Much to the amazement of air show spectators, Greg performs a full aerobatic air show routine in the Wildcat. Greg has often been referred to by many as “one of the best aerobatic warbird air show pilots”.
Ashley Shelton was born and raised in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Her passion for aviation started at an early age building and flying model airplanes with her father. After high school she pursued an art history degree and worked at an art museum in Tulsa, Oklahoma for 7 years. Looking for a bit more adventure, she decided to enlist in the U.S. Air Force as an air traffic controller. When a medical issue prevented her from graduating basic military training at Lackland AFB, she went on to complete her Associate’s Degree in Air Traffic Control back home in Tulsa. Still wanting to pursue an opportunity to serve her community, Ashley took a position as a police officer at Tulsa International Airport, graduating from the Oklahoma Police Academy in 2013. She has been working at the airport since 2013 as an Airfield Operations Officer and has recently been promoted to Airfield Operations Supervisor, Police Sergeant. Tulsa International Airport has provided her the best of both worlds: public service and airplanes. A student pilot, Ashley completed her first solo in a Cessna 172 and is currently learning to fly in a fully aerobatic 180 HP clipped-wing Taylorcraft. Ashley is currently working on completing her bachelor’s degree in aviation management at Oklahoma State University.
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