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Aero proudly presents the Oregon Aero® SkyDancer,
the sponsorship of airshow performers Steve Oliver and
Asbury-Oliver. Steve and Suzanne are recognized worldwide
as the only husband-and-wife professional aerobatic and
Legends of flight in their own time,
thrill audiences with their action-packed aerobatic show,
night-time pyrobatics performance, and Suzanne’s
feats as the nation’s only active female professional
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Since the 2006 airshow season, this title
sponsorship brings together two of the most respected
the airshow community with Oregon Aero, infusing new energy
into both entities. It reflects a new aspect in the more
than 17-year relationship between the Olivers and Oregon
and co-owners Mike and Jude Dennis. It’s a commitment
built on mutual trust, admiration and loyalty. It speaks
to the Olivers’ reliance over the years on Oregon
Aero products that make their SkyDancing Painless,
Safer and Quieter®. Now at the peak of their
enduring career and bolstered by the support of Oregon
Aero, the Olivers
are ready to take their SkyDancer to new heights.
a new paint job and a custom leather interior upgrade featuring
Oregon Aero® Seat Cushions, the SkyDancer
is a highly modified warbird, a totally refurbished 1956
Super Chipmunk. Originally a trainer for the Royal Canadian
Air Force, it boasts more horsepower (380+) and more night-time
pyrotechnics than any other Chipmunk ever, a cruising speed
of 160 mph, a 2,500-feet-per-minute rate of climb, and a
range of more than 500 miles. Piloted by Steve, the SkyDancer
performs a tight, low and action-packed aerobatic routine,
accompanied by a crowd-pleasing smoke system, and call-and-response
music and story line.
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With Suzanne at the controls, the SkyDancer flies high
and wide in elegant loops, scripting mile-long letters
two miles up in the sky. Likely the most experienced skywriter
in the world, Suzanne creates smoke signals that astonish
spectators for up to 30 miles in every direction.
For Steve and Suzanne, Oregon Aero provides personal
comfort and peace of mind under grueling conditions.
Whether performing or flying cross-country to their next
show, the Olivers say, "The comfort of the seats,
headsets and helmets, and the noise reduction of the
headset and helmet upgrades are very important to combat
the fatigue factor. The less fatigue we feel, the safer
we are in the decision-making process."
Aero makes the Olivers’ SkyDancing
Painless, Safer and Quieter® (PSQ),
as Suzanne showcased during AirVenture 2006.
Aero is dedicated to providing that Forgettable
is GoodSM™ experience
to the Olivers so they can forget about cockpit noise
and pain, and focus
on executing the
tightly choreographed aerobatic maneuvers that comprise
learn more about Steve Oliver and Suzanne Asbury-Oliver,
contact them directly at OliversSkyDancer@aol.com.
You can access complete information, photos, video and
For show bookings, call Suzanne at 303-478-4853.
Here for a complete show schedule for 2008.
3 Shows for 1 Booking:
Skilled Skywriting – Nighttime Pyrobatics – Thrilling
performers available and recognized worldwide
of International Council of Airshows Sword of Excellence
community-wide exposure with media and VIP flights
optional cockpit and wing-mounted camera shots), local
radio station contests, media interviews
a former military aircraft, the super-modified 1956
de Havilland Super Chipmunk
autographed hero cards, brochures, media/PR kits
Oliver at a glance:
- At the age of 17, graduated from high school and enrolled
in aeromechanics school in Kansas City, while working
full-time at the airport and taking flying lessons. Within
11 months, earned commercial and instructor ratings
performed his first airshow act. He flew his first "paid"
performance at age 19.
- Holds Airline Transport Pilot (ATP) rating, Airframe
and Power Plant Mechanic license, unrestricted ground
level aerobatic waiver.
- Is a single and multi-engine flight instructor and an
Aerobatic Competency Evaluator (ACE).
- Has logged more than 13,000 flight hours in a wide
range of aircraft, including helicopters and biplanes.
Steve's experience includes flying mail, crop dusting
and flying corporate and charter flights.
at a glance:
- Began flying gliders at age 14 while attending junior
high school in Forest Grove, Oregon. At 15, she soloed;
at 16, received her private pilots license in a
sailplane; flew sailplanes throughout her teens; by 18,
was certified as a flight instructor.
- Is the nations only female professional skywriter.
Has logged more than 6,000 flying hours, including those
spent in the 1929 open cockpit Travel Air Pepsi Skywriter
biplane (now retired and hangs from the ceiling of the
Smithsonian Institutes National Air and Space Museum
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center at Dulles Airport).
- Also holds an Airline Transport Rating, is a certified
flight instructor in single and multi-engine aircraft,
is an instrument instructor and ground school instructor.