I’m slow getting this posted but that doesn’t diminish this major accomplishment by Jessy Panzer. Congratulations are way overdue! Jessy came in 11th place in the U.S. Nationals in the Advanced category and received a coveted position on the U.S. Advanced Aerobatic Team. She earned her spot flying a S1S Pitts Special which is generally thought of as a less capable competition aircraft. So how does that translate? It takes more talent to succeed when you’re flying less airplane. Don’t believe me? – See the cartoon at the tail end of this for proof – cartoons never lie!

Jessy Panzer flying a Pitts S1S


Jessy Panzer


U. S. World Advanced Aerobatic Team

Jessy Panzer, Watsonville Airshow 2010:

I laughed my myself silly last week when Howard Davenport sent me this video. It technically has nothing to do with Jessy but it’s way to perfect not to include.

Composite Monoplane Pilot
by: MNForrest


  1. Lynn OJala
    December 21, 2011, 10:51 pm   /  Reply

    Congratulations Jessie, way to go!

  2. barbe park
    December 21, 2011, 10:49 pm   /  Reply

    ooh, wouldn’t you share the cold beer with the drivers of those monoplanes running on 160 or 150 hp?? i’m sharing this, funny!

  3. Richard
    December 21, 2011, 3:58 pm   /  Reply

    That’s kicking him where it hurts!!!!! I love it. Congrats Jessy.

  4. todd
    December 21, 2011, 2:32 pm   /  Reply

    Congrats on making the team, and in a S-1S yet.

    Nicely done. Wish I was that good.

    FYI, I am still struggling to fly my One Design as well as I was doing in Eagles and Pittses. There will always be a place in my hangar reserved for the next bipe.

  5. November 23, 2011, 11:02 am   /  Reply

    Awww, don’t feel bad Lisa. We’d all change places with you in a heartbeat. So is competition aerobatics the next thing to check of your list? You just make up your mind and go after it!!

  6. Lisa Martin
    November 23, 2011, 9:11 am   /  Reply

    Ok. The cartoon is funny too. If I get to fly with Wayne Handley, it will be in a “composite monoplane”. I’m feeling bad about that now 😉

  7. Lisa Martin
    November 23, 2011, 9:06 am   /  Reply

    Wow. That’s a noteworthy accomplishment! You did it!

  8. Rusty
    November 23, 2011, 6:07 am   /  Reply

    The video is funny, jessy’s finish is impressive

  9. Gail
    November 22, 2011, 10:23 pm   /  Reply

    Congratulations!!! That is truly impressive to score so high without flying a composite monoplane. Way to go Jessy!

  10. Rusty
    November 22, 2011, 10:05 pm   /  Reply

    I don’t care who you are, that there is funny

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