Mike Wiskus Retiring(?) After 2021 Season

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Mike Wiskus Retiring(?) After 2021 Season

Post by awal2049 » Tue Dec 15, 2020 11:09 pm

Mike Wiskus, pilot of the Lucas Oil Pitts Special, has seemingly dropped a bombshell announcement in a Facebook post today. 2021 will be his final air show season! If this is really what the post means, it has been a thrill seeing him at least once a year in recent memory. Original post below:
This year has been especially difficult for all and I am fortunate to have participated in these virtual and in-person shows. Looking forward to my final season in 2021! #LucasOil #LucasOilAirshows GEICO Skytypers Air Show Team Fort Lauderdale Air Show Space & Air Show Wings Over North Georgia Airshow
https://www.facebook.com/11257298214955 ... 006486139/
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Post by RyanS » Tue Dec 15, 2020 11:12 pm

That's news to me! Good find. Mike is a really nice guy
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Post by n33d4sp33d_85 » Wed Dec 16, 2020 1:32 am

Very fortunate I got to see him perform in 2019. Hope I get another opportunity to see him fly in 2021 before he retires. Here's a video I took of his performance at the 2019 New York International Air Show in Newburgh, New York.

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Post by Nick » Thu Jan 28, 2021 9:23 pm

To be frank, I've never really experinced Mike Wiskus in his "lucas Oil" pitts bi-plane perform at any of the shows I have attended in the past decade or so if you will, but a possibility I might be fortunate enough to see one of his performances at Huntington Beach this fall, however, I have heard of him various times from different photographers I've talked to in the past year, they assert that he's, in general, a good pilot and so forth, so I'll just look into him.
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