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Air Show June 28 - 30, 2013 : Page 26

Manfred Radius Manfred Radius began ying sailplanes in 1961 at age 17 in Hamburg, Germany. He has logged more than 5,000 ights and accumulated over 2,000 hours in at least 60 types of sailplanes. As a top professional air show performer, he ushered in a new era in sailplane demonstrations having the distinction of introducing world championship-level sailplane performances to air shows in North America. For many years, Manfred was the only one in North America who competed in glider aerobatic championships. In 1977, in 1979 and in 1981, he competed in the prestigious German Glider Aerobatic Championships, and in 1977, received an award as the ‘best foreign aerobatic pilot’. Canada’s leading glider aerobatic pilot, he was the only one to represent this country at the First World Championships in Glider Aerobatics, held in Austria in 1985. Described as the ‘Sailplane Superstar’ and as ‘The King of Sailplane Aerobatics’, spectator’s comments photo by Marc St. Pierre about his performances include superlative terms such as: awe-inspiring -fantastic -mesmerizing -outrageous -heavenly -and ‘you made the show’. His skills go far beyond doing a simple air show performance. In 1992 he succeeded in doing the world’s rst inverted ribbon cut by a sailplane over water. He did it during the Canadian International Air Show, held over Lake Ontario across downtown Toronto. The grand nale of Manfred’s award-winning main act THE ULTIMATE is the spectacular inverted ribbon cut. Performed by a sailplane without the benet of engine power, this difcult feat leaves the audience in awe and amazement. Manfred was featured in television shows such as That’s Life, Stuntmasters, Magic in the Air, Skybound and Science of Fun. He performs from coast to coast in North America and internationally as well. Welcome to the 2013 Great Lakes International Airshow JEFF YUREK M.P.P. Elgin-Middlesex-London CONSTITUENCY OFFICE 750 Talbot St. (CASO Station) Suite 201 -2nd oor, St. Thomas, ON N5P 1E2 519-631-0666 Email: GREAT LAKES INTERNATIONAL AIR SHOW 26 TRUCK SERVICE AND COLLISION Proud sponsor of the 2013 Air Show! 7292 Colonel Talbot Rd, London ON 519-652-5090 JUNE 28-30, 2013, ST THOMAS, ONTARIO CANADA

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