Al Marsh

Performer adds twist to drunken rube act

February 8, 2010 by Alton K. Marsh, Senior Editor, AOPA Pilot

Kyle Franklin has added a twist to a routine done by many performers over the years as a “flying farmer” or a drunken spectator act. The idea is that someone untrained steals a Piper Cub during an airshow, in full view of the audience, and flies a wobbly routine. Franklin’s twist is to scrape both wingtips. Maybe some other act is scraping wingtips, too, but¬†it has escaped notice until now. Take a look at the video¬†titled “Comedy Act Video.” It is at the bottom of the Franklin Web page.

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3 Responses to “Performer adds twist to drunken rube act”

  1. Russell Davis Says:

    How does Kyle Franklin rub his Cub’s wing tips on the ground during his great air show routine and not eventaully damage the tip bow (if not the main spars) or at least cause fabric damage?

  2. Al Marsh Says:

    If you notice in the video, he appears to have skids on the underside of the wingtips.

  3. Paul O'Keefe Says:

    Awesome videos! It’s a great tribute to their parents, and the comedy had me laughing out loud. I hope to see them at an airshow this summer.

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