MELISSA PEMBERTON HIGH PERFORMANCE AEROBATICS
Melissa offers a solo aerobatic display in one of the most high performance aerobatic aircraft in the World, the Edge 540. The Edge is built in Guthrie, Oklahoma by Zivko Aeronautics and was designed to fly air races, World Level Unlimited Competition Aerobatic sequences, and dazzling and dizzying gyroscopic maneuvers. Weighing only 1200 pounds and powered by Ameritech’s 11:1 compression, 400 horsepower IO540 engine and custom painted Hartzell Claw Propeller, the Edge is a powerhouse! Melissa strives to combine all of these aspects into one action packed display of the aircraft and pilot’s capabilities.
Melissa’s display combines the high performance maneuvers learned through coaching and World Level competition, with tumbling gyroscope maneuvers learned through mentorship and practice. Her sequence finishes with an exciting Inverted Ribbon Cutting sequence at only 23 feet above the ground! The ribbon cut allows for volunteers to gain a first hand experience in the act by holding the poles that suspend the ribbon above the ground, which Melissa will first fly under, and then cut with her propeller.
The Edge is not only an amazing aerobatic aircraft, but with 63 gallons of Avfuel in the wings and a beautiful avionics package provided by Sarasota Avionics, Melissa is able to fly it to locations all through North, Central and South America as well as throughout the Caribbean.
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"I am very honored to call Melissa & Rex my friends. They are passionate human beings who are very reverent to the art-form of extreme flight. Through this metaphor, they are committed to empowering others to push their boundaries and reach their full potential. Rex & Melissa make this world a better place."Sean D. Tucker