Screamin’ Sasquatch in Town
Owatonna is the testing ground for a one-of-a-kind stunt airplane. John Klatt Airshows has been flying the aircraft in town to prepare for a nationwide tour.
"...most amazing thing about this airplane....1929 biplane....the jet noise...the two things don't compete together."
-Jeff Boerboon, pilot
The airplane, a Taperwing Waco biplane made famous by barnstormers of the 1920s and 30s, adds the modern twist of a jet engine that will amaze spectators with amazing sights and sounds.
The pilots are John Klatt and Jeff Boerboon.
"We like to say we are feeding our wild side...I've done a lot of wild things...We sit there in a hover...climb straight out of that...over 8,000 feet per minute straight up."
KRFO Radio's Roy Koenig spoke with Boerboon:
The plane is disassembled and loaded into the Jack Links semitrailer for transit.
One of the stops on the national tour is Duluth, MN August 23-24.