Kevin flying during an Air Show!
Kevin Coleman is only 21 years old and he has already made a name for himself in the air show business. Kevin, who is one of the youngest air show stars in the world, is a second generation pilot and second generation air show performer. As a kid growing up in the air show business he loved watching his father perform. And a few years later, he was watching his older brother perform. As soon as Kevin was able to walk he was helping out around the hangar with the airplanes. When you watch Kevin performing in the sky, it is clear that flying aerobatics is a part of his DNA.
At the young age of 10 years old Kevin started taking aerobatic lessons in the family decathlon from air show legend Marion Cole*. Kevin quickly became fascinated with aerobatic flight and he started taking lessons as often as he could. Marion became Kevin’s friend and flight instructor. As Marion’s student, Kevin flew his first solo on his 16th birthday, and he earned his private pilot license on his 17th birthday.
In his early teens, Kevin was traveling the country crewing at air shows for his brother, Wyche T. Coleman, and the rest of the 2003 Stars Of Tomorrow team. Kevin took great pride in crewing at every show, helping out with cleaning the airplane and keeping it ready for every flight. Through these experiences Kevin gained the friendship and respect of many of today’s greatest air show performers including Sean D. Tucker, Bill Stein and Michael Goulian. Kevin has been fortunate enough to have been trained and mentored by the absolute best in the past and present air show world including Bill Stein, Michael Goulian, Sean D. Tucker, and with legendary Air Show Hall of Fame member Marion Cole.
Kevin’s first two seasons were wildly successful. Not only did Kevin literally fly shows from coast-to-coast in his first year on the circuit, he was featured at many of the most prestigious venues in the country. The shows Kevin performed at include Barksdale AFB Air Show, Rhode Island National Guard Open House and Air Show, Vectren Dayton Air Show, and EAA AirVenture Oshkosh.
For 2012, Kevin will be flying his Extra 300SHP. This extraordinary airplane has allowed Kevin to “think outside the box” to come up with many new and inventive maneuvers. Kevin loves his new air show sequence and he is sure that you will too.
Kevin Coleman is media and fan friendly. His upbeat personality is a real pleaser to fans young and old. His performance is spectacularly entertaining and as one of the youngest air show performers in the world, Kevin will bring significant media and spectator interest to your air show.
Kevin is a full time college student at Louisiana Tech University where he is pursuing a degree in Business and Aviation. He enjoys balancing his college studies with his air show career, and through hard work and determination, Kevin is successful at both.
*Sadly, Marion Cole passed away in 2011. Exposing youth to the world of aviation was a great passion of Marion's. It was this wish that inspired Kevin to establish the Marion Cole Memorial Scholarship to aid young people in following their dreams of flying. To apply, click here, or visit our Scholarship page.