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Bruce A. Bohannon

Aviation Legend and Record Holder

Bruce A. Bohannon

An aviation legend, Bruce Bohannon was born and raised in Alvin, Texas. He developed a passion for flight from a young age and eventually became an aerobatic pilot, flight instructor, air racer and aviation record setter.

Bohannon won numerous races between 1989 and 1998 in his all-composite “pusher” aircraft that now hangs in the Experimental Aircraft Association Museum in Oshkosh, WI. After setting five, time-to-climb and altitude records in the pusher, Bohannon built a second purpose built, highly modified RV-4 airplane known as the “Exxon Flyin’ Tiger.” Bohannon and the Tiger broke thirty more records between 1999 and 2005.

Throughout his career, Bohannan’s thirty-five world performance records earned him the respect of pilots everywhere. He is the only American pilot ever awarded the prestigious “Louis Bleriot Medal” by the Federation Aeronautique Internationale three years in a row from 2001 to 2003. He went on to own and operate Flyin’ Tiger Flying School in Angleton, Texas inspiring pilots of all ages.

“It’s not that you can’t do it.It’s that you choose not to.” –Bruce Bohannon

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