One of the definite highlights of Cable Airshow was the acrobatic performance by Clay Lacy. Now I didn’t know a thing about Clay Lacy before I went down there, and the whole time I was there I kept asking who he was. A little embarrassing but then there are a lot of Aviation Legends out there that I still don’t know about. Clay Lacy has racked up over 50,000 hours in planes and has one of the most successful charter plane services in the country. Besides the corporate world Clay has also flown numerous acrobatic roles as well as been part of multiple Aviation movies flying aircraft for filming. Flying the Pilatus is one of the acrobatic planes he specializes in.
The Pilatus was designed for Short Landing and Takeoffs. It was built for the purpose of landing on grass stripes in the worse of terrains. It can take off with a payload of over 2,600lbs and with the STOL performance it has the world record for the highest landing of a fixed wing aircraft.
In the Camera Bag