Aerobatic Champion Rob Holland Honors Local Veteran

Four-time US Aerobatic Champion and star airshow performer Rob Holland is honoring a local veteran with the ride of a lifetime this Thursday, June 4th at the Chicago Rockford International Airport. The team has selected Sergeant First Class (SFC) Mathew D. Tallman to participate in the Rob Holland Ultimate Airshows Hero Flight Program. SFC Tallman is a 14-year Army veteran with combat tours in Iraq and Afghanistan. Mathew current serves in the Illinois Army National Guard, where he was selected as the 2013 Non-Commisioned Officer of the Year. He will be flying in the team's two-seat Window World Extra 300 and will have the opportunity to experience the same kinds of maneuvers Rob will be performing at the Rockford Airfest this weekend.

Rob created the Hero Flight Program in 2010 as a way of thanking US military veterans for their service. In 2015, with the generous support of Window World, Rob is able to bring the Hero Flight Program to each of the 23 airshows at which he'll be performing all across the United States. So far this year, the team has conducted Hero Flights with men and women from all branches of the US military. 

The Hero Flight will take place at 5PM on Thursday June 4th at the Chicago Rockford International Airport. Credentialed media are encouraged to attend. Rob will be available for plane-side interviews and video and in-cockpit audio of the flight will be made available upon request. Please contact team Media Coordinator Steve Serdikoff for details.

Contact: Steve Serdikoff, Media Coordinator
Rob Holland Ultimate Airshows
Mobile phone: (610) 457-6400