Owatonna, MN: John Klatt Airshows, Inc. today announced that it has signed an agreement with Darnell Racing Enterprises, Inc. of Springfield, MO to add Neal Darnell’s Flash Fire Jet Truck to a nation-wide schedule of high-energy, precision aerobatic air show performances by John Klatt and the John Klatt Airshows Team. The Air National Guard Max Adrenaline Tour will create awareness, education and enthusiasm for the many opportunities and benefits offered by the Air National Guard.
“Neal Darnell has a reputation of professionalism and showmanship in the air show business. We’re pleased to be able to add the excitement of the Flash Fire Jet Truck to our performances in 2011, to help us share the message of the Air National Guard with the world – something we’re very passionate about”, commented John Klatt.
“John Klatt is one of the premier air show performers in the country and we’re thrilled to have the opportunity to join forces with his team to deliver a series of thrilling air show performances on behalf of the Air National Guard”, said Neal Darnell.
INTEGRITY, DUTY, & DISTINCTION, were the principals upon which John Klatt Airshows, Inc. (JKAI) was founded in 2000 by John Klatt. For over a decade, JKAI has brought world class power aerobatics to air shows all across America. Extreme performance aerobatic displays by champion aviator, Lieutenant Colonel John Klatt, have been the main discipline that has brought dignity and distinction to JKAI. He is a member of the Air National Guard’s 148th Fighter Wing in Duluth, MN and has flown C-130 transport aircraft and the F-16 “Fighting Falcon.” JKAI employs a team of committed and passionate professionals which enables them to execute an intricate schedule. The JKAI team employs experts with backgrounds in sales & marketing, business development and project management. Their aviation technicians are actually custom craftsmen who keep our equipment in a “showroom”
Darnell Racing Enterprises is owned by Neal Darnell & his wife Marilyn of Springfield, MO. Neal Darnell is the driver/pilot of the World’s Fastest Jet Powered Truck with 12,000 Horsepower, reaching speeds of 375 MPH. He has been involved in the Air Show Business nearly 10 years, after being involved in Motorsport Production most of his life. Neal had also been involved in several types of racing over the years and had always been interested in Jet Engines. In 2002 the decision was made to purchase a Truck with a Jet Engine. The deal was made and after intense training and licensing with both NHRA and IHRA Drag Racing, Neal & Marilyn were on the road with the newest Jet Truck on the circuit – the Flash Fire Jet Truck. With Neal’s interest in flying and Air Shows it didn’t take long before he was racing airplanes at Airshows with the truck. With over 20 years in the Promotion Business as the Producer of many major events, Neal understands the importance of Showmanship. Back in 2005 Neal set the Airshow Speed Record of 375 miles per hour racing an Airplane at a Military Base in Florida. This Record still stands today and makes Flash Fire the “World’s Fastest Jet Truck”.
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John Klatt Airshows brings world class power aerobatics to air shows all across America. The Air National Guard has teamed with John to bring you a truly unique experience. John Klatt is also a Lieutenant Colonel in the Air National Guard's 148th FW.