Kent Pietsch - Professional Stunt Pilot
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Kent Pietsch fell in love with flying when he was four years-old. Five decades
later, his passion has not waned.
Since 1973, Kent has performed his incredible aerobatic routines for millions of
people at more than 400 shows that have taken him to quality venues throughout
the United States.
Kent grew up in Minot, North Dakota, where every day after school, he’d find a
way to get to the airport, and do whatever it took to get into an airplane.
While most aerobatic performers have one basic program, Kent executes three
storied acts that leave spectators mesmerized. These include a dead-stick
(turning the engine off) routine from 6,000 feet and a rooftop landing on a
moving RV! However, Kent is best known for a comedy act that features a detached
aileron (wing flap) and a mesmerizing wingtip-scraping pass down the runway that
you must see to believe. When Kent is at the controls of his plane, it is
impossible not to watch him perform.
Kent loves to fly, but the audience is always his number-one priority. “If you
can’t entertain, you have no business being out there,” he said. “The
gratification is in knowing that people are enjoying themselves.” Kent’s humble
nature and willingness to interact with fans make him a crowd favorite wherever
He flies an 800-pound Interstate Cadet with a 37-foot wingspan. The plane’s
horizontally opposed four-cylinder engine can generate 90 horsepower and a
G-force ranging from -3 to +5.
Here are some videos of Kent in action!