Matt Chapman

The Ford Lauderdale Air Show will feature Matt Chapman, an extraordinary aerobatic pilot on May 5-6, 2018 in Fort Lauderdale Beach. Matt is sponsored by Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.   Matt is recognized as an extraordinary aerobatic pilot who thrills millions of airshow fans each summer. He began flying aerobatics in 1984 and quickly worked his... View Article


The Ford Lauderdale Air Show will feature Matt Chapman, an extraordinary aerobatic pilot on May 5-6, 2018 in Fort Lauderdale Beach. Matt is sponsored by Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.

 

Matt is recognized as an extraordinary aerobatic pilot who thrills millions of airshow fans each summer. He began flying aerobatics in 1984 and quickly worked his way up to the highest level of competition aerobatics – the Unlimited category. Recognized for his skills, he won one of only five slots on the U.S. Unlimited Men’s Aerobatic Team in 1996 and 1998.

 

At the 1998 World Aerobatic Championships (WAC), Matt was the highest-ranking American pilot, finishing third in the world with a bronze medal. He led the Men’s Team to a silver medal. Along with this impressive finish came the coveted Hilliard Trophy, awarded to the highest finishing U.S. pilot at the WAC. Matt also won the prestigious International Aerobatic Club Championships in 1994 and the Fond du Lac Cup in 1995.

 

Matt’s exciting competition aerobatics led him to airshow performing. Matt is both a solo performer and is the flight leader of the 4CE formation aerobatic team. Matt is also a respected airline captain at a major US based air carrier with tens of thousands of flight hours. In addition to all that, Matt is a respected voice in the airshow business, with a reputation for safety and diligence. Matt enjoys building and flying radio-controlled aircraft of all types.

 

Matt Chapman


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