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Meet Frank van Houten - Dutch Rush Aerobatics

Frank has been a passionate aviation enthousiast for most of his life. His first flying experience was on gliders at the age of 12. So he obtained his Private Pilots Licence well before he was allowed to drive a car. Just a matter of priorities…

 

Through the Royal Netherlands Navy he was able to start a flying career in the Military. He started flying Lynx helicopters on board of ships in different area’s in the world and on many Search and Rescue missions. He also then got a chance to fly the P3C Orion, a four engine Maritime Patrol Aircraft.

At the start of the century the Private Jet market was booming and this was the moment for Frank to start a career in civil aviation. At the moment he was flying the Bombardier Global 6000 for the word largest provider of Fractional Owned Private Jets. This operation is very exiting and quite different from flying airlines. There are many challenges and you never really know where you are going, which makes this job a blast, Frank quotes!

 

Aerobatics has always been a major factor in his flying career. The performance and maneuverability of these aircraft gave him the feeling of ultimate freedom and a very thorough insight in what is aerodynamically possible. A challenge with no end. Aerobatics is an extreme sport with a lot of potential for Frank. The unlimited variant in this sport is very spectacular. The manoeuvres these aircraft make. The agility. The engine sound and engine power. The eye catching paint schemes and smoke generators. All ingredients that easily create attention and assure that people look before they realize it!

Aircraft like the Sukhoi 26M are true eye catchers. In many different situations they are capable of creating a real WOW-factor. This makes them very useful in Marketing Campaigns or on Events.These days it’s about more then just an add or an event. People want to have an experience. They want to be part of the story. And apart from that, companies strive for long term relationships with their customers instead of just reaching the masses. Aviation and aerobatics can play an important role to achieve this... It is Frank's passion to show you how!