One of the all time great aerobatic pilots found that aircraft preflight isn’t just for beginners.
Pilot Sean D. Tucker, who performs in air shows worldwide for Team Oracle, made an emergency landing on Highway 101 near King City at about 7:22 p.m. on Sunday after issuing a mayday call, California Highway Patrol officials said.
Sean is a gifted pilot and fun to watch, my favorite air show performer. He handled the emergency as an expert. The message: Fuel exhaustion can happen to the best of us.
But it shouldn’t.