Yuma Airshow 2015: Gene Soucy and his Grumman Showcat

The 2015 Yuma Airshow held at MCAS Yuma, Arizona on February 28th, 2015 had some great civilian flying displays. These performances included aerobatics and some good old-fashioned barnstorming, making it a great little airshow!

Throughout the day Gene Soucy Airshows flew his Grumman Showcat in aerobatic displays with a lot of smoke (seriously, a lot of smoke!). Loops, rolls, low flying and more were part of his impressive routine. The Showcat is a modified and souped-up Grumman Ag Cat agricultural crop duster which was first designed in 1958 and is the first Grumman bi-plane to be used in airshows since the 1930’s. It is bright and colourful and Gene puts on quite the show!

Gene Soucy Airshows: Grumman Showcat Yuma Airshow 2015 Arizona MCAS Yuma
Gene Soucy Airshows: Grumman Showcat is a modified Ag Cat
Gene Soucy Airshows: Grumman Showcat Yuma Airshow 2015
Gene Soucy Airshows: Grumman Showcat
Gene Soucy Airshows: Grumman Showcat Yuma Airshow 2015 Arizona MCAS Yuma
One colourful biplane!
Gene Soucy Airshows: Grumman Showcat Yuma Airshow 2015 Arizona MCAS Yuma
Great aerobatic display
Gene Soucy Airshows: Grumman Showcat Yuma Airshow 2015 Arizona MCAS Yuma
Back on terra firma

Gene wasn’t finished with just aerobatics and came back later in the day for some barnstorming and in this display he included an old school wing walking act combined with some serious aerobatics (it turns out there is a second cockpit hidden away in front of the pilot’s seat which is perfect for the wingwalker to sit when not clambering about outside the cockpit). Entertainment like the 1930’s is always a welcome addition to any show and this was no exception.

Wingwalking with Gene Soucy Airshows Yuma Airshow 2015
Wingwalking with Gene Soucy Airshows
Wingwalking with Gene Soucy Airshows Yuma Airshow 2015
Wingwalking and aerobatics combined
Gene Soucy Airshows Wingwalk Yuma 3
Waving to the Yuma Airshow crowd
Gene Soucy Airshows: Grumman Showcat wingwalking Yuma Airshow 2015
Gene Soucy Airshows: Grumman Showcat wingwalker
Wingwalking with Gene Soucy Airshows Yuma Airshow 2015
Take it to the limit
Gene Soucy Airshows: Grumman Showcat is a modified Ag Cat Wingwalker Yuma Airshow 2015
Some rigorous aerobatics with the wingwalker up top
Gene Soucy Airshows: Grumman Showcat is a modified Ag Cat Wingwalker Yuma Airshow 2015
Thanks for the great display!

Great fun and a great airshow. Yuma I shall return!

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