SULPHUR SPRINGS, TEXAS, JANUARY 19, 2016 – American Legend Aircraft Company announced today its sponsorship of Greg Koontz Airshows in cooperation with C&D Aviation, an aircraft sales and service center. Under the agreement, one of Greg Koontz’ signature airshow acts will now feature the Legend Cub.
C&D Aviation is well known for its aircraft restoration services. The firm specializes in Piper Cub parts and has a highly experienced team building/restoring aircraft. Based at Bessemer Airport (KEKY) in Bessemer, Alabama, upstate near the city of Birmingham, the firm employs specialists in all areas of aircraft service, fabrication and overhaul.
Greg Koontz is a popular showman on the national airshow circuit. When performing, Koontz offers two distinctly different acts. One is a solo aerobatic routine that culminates with his aircraft flying low and inverted for a ribbon cutting. The other performance is called “Alabama Boys” and is also known as the “World’s Smallest Airport.” In this act Koontz also performs maneuvers and stunts low to the ground. Beginning in 2016, Koontz will perform his Alabama Boys show in a newly manufactured Legend Cub.
Don Wade, president of C&D Aviation, commented, “We’re are excited to be building this relationship with American Legend Aircraft Company. Both parties are focused on offering specific airplanes for their clients. A lot of attention is paid to the details. These aircraft address both the desires of the customer and the handiwork that goes into them.” He added, “We eagerly anticipate Greg’s first flight in this newly manufactured Super Legend HP.” The airshow season for Koontz begins in April and includes a visit to Sun ‘n Fun Fly-in.
The Alabama Boys act was originally flown in a 1946 Piper J-3 Cub. In the skit, Koontz dognaps the airplane. As crewmembers chase him down, a wheel is shot off. With deft precision, and the aid a well-practiced team, Koontz lands the Cub on a moving pickup truck.
Greg Koontz has been performing in airshows since 1974, then a member of Colonel Moser’s Flying Circus. Through the years he taught aerobatics and flew in the flying circus all over the southeast and many parts of the Caribbean. Koontz credits having learned his maneuvers “from the best in the business.” He has held his Level 1 SAC (Statement of Aerobatic Competency) card since 1976. The permit is issued based on pilot proficiency with Level 1 being the highest allowing aerobatic flight below 250 feet AGL. Koontz is an Aerobatic Competency Evaluator and serves as Chairman of ICAS ACE Committee.
American Legend Aircraft Company continues to be one of the most successful manufacturers in the sport pilot category and is noted for its exceptional product support. American Legend is also renown for building a true Cub, one that is sensibly modern, competitively priced, and built to last. See the Legend Cub at U.S. Sport Aviation Expo in Sebring, Florida, January 20–23, 2016.
C&D Aviation is located at the center of a 400-mile circle encompassing Memphis and Nashville, Tennessee; Atlanta, Georgia; Pensacola, Florida and Jackson, Mississippi. The region is rife with small, backcountry and remote airports, well suited to low-and-slow and scenic flying. C&D Aviation can be reached at Bessemer (KEKY) Airport, 900 Mitchell Field Road, Bessemer, Alabama 35022, tel. 205-230-5787, email: firstname.lastname@example.org, or online: www.canddaviation.com.
For further information on the Legend Cub, contact American Legend Aircraft Company at 1810 Piper Lane, Sulphur Springs, Texas 75482; call 903-885-7000, or log on to www.legend.aero. Follow us on facebook.com/LegendAircraft and instagram.com/legendcub.
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A sneak peak of the Super Legend HP to be used by Greg Koontz Airshows. The aircraft will debut at U.S. Sport Aviation Expo 2016 in Sebring, Florida. Click on image above to download hi-res version.