Steve Serdikoff, Media Coordinator
Rob Holland Ultimate Airshows
Phone: (610) 457-6400
April 13, 2015
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CORPUS CHRISTI, T.X. — One lucky veteran will get the ride of a lifetime this Thursday, April 16th at Naval Air Station Corpus Christi with aerobatic champion Rob Holland. The Rob Holland Ultimate Airshows Hero Flight Program, sponsored by Window World, will select one veteran at random from all the nominations received to take a ride with Rob in the Window World Extra 300, a high performance, two-seat aerobatic airplane. If you are a US military veteran and would like to participate or if you know a veteran who you'd like to nominate, go to the Hero Flight Program page on Rob Holland’s website (http://www.robhollandaerosports.com/hero-flights.html), complete the form provided, and choose “NAS Corpus Christi Airshow” from the Airshow Location menu.
To be eligible for the Hero Flight Program, a nominee must have served on active duty in the US military, weigh no more than 200 pounds, and be and no taller than 6’2”. In addition, nominees should be in good physical condition so they can withstand the G-forces they will experience during the flight and mobile enough to be able to get out of the airplane if there is an emergency. Rob Holland Ultimate Airshows will select one veteran at random on Wednesday, April 15th to participate. The Hero Flight will take place Thursday, April 16th at NAS Corpus Christi, weather permitting. A precise flight time will be determined once the veteran has been selected and notified.
Rob Holland Ultimate Airshows created the Hero Flight Program several years ago as a way of thanking veterans for their service to our country. With the generous support of Window World, Rob is able to conduct Hero Flights at every airshow on his schedule, giving veterans across the country the opportunity to experience the thrill of aerobatic flying. Rob Holland Ultimate Airshows and Window World are proud supporters of Veterans Airlift Command, a non-profit organization providing free air transportation to wounded warriors, veterans, and their families for medical and other compassionate purposes.
About Rob Holland
Rob Holland is one of the most decorated, respected, and innovative aerobatic pilots and airshow performers in the world today. Flying the Window World MXS-RH Aerobatic Aircraft by MX Aircraft, Rob Holland brings an unrivaled performance to airshows across North America, thrilling millions of spectators with his dynamic and breathtaking display. Winner of four consecutive US National Aerobatic Championships, a run accomplished by only two other pilots in history, Rob is also the two-time, defending World Freestyle Aerobatic Champion and was honored by the International Council of Airshows (ICAS) with the prestigious Art Scholl Award for Showmanship, the highest honor any airshow pilot can receive. A 1997 graduate of Daniel Webster College with Bachelor of Science degrees in Aviation/Airway Management and Aviation Flight Operations, Rob holds ratings as an Airline Transport Pilot (ATP), Certified Flight and Ground Instructor (CFI, CFII, IGI, AGI), as well as glider and seaplane ratings. A professional airshow and aerobatic pilot for the last 14 years, Rob has accumulated more than 11,000 hours flight time in more than 170 different types of aircraft. Rob and his wife Jessica reside in Nashua, New Hampshire.
About Window World®
Window World®, headquartered in North Wilkesboro, N.C., is America’s largest replacement window and exterior remodeling company, with more than 200 locally owned and operated offices nationwide. Founded in 1995, the company sells and installs windows, siding, doors and other exterior products, with a total of over 10 million windows sold to date. For the second consecutive year, Window World ranked “Highest in Customer Satisfaction with Windows and Doors” by J.D. Power. Window World is an ENERGY STAR® partner and its window products have earned the Good Housekeeping Seal for seven consecutive years. Additionally, through its charitable foundation Window World Cares®, the Window World family provides funding for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital®, where it was named New Corporate Partner of the Year in 2010. Since its inception in 2008, the foundation has raised over $4.85 million for St. Jude. Window World, Inc. also supports the Veterans Airlift Command, a non-profit organization that facilitates free air transportation to wounded veterans and their families. For more information about Window World, visit www.WindowWorld.com or call 1-800 NEXT WINDOW.
About the Veterans Airlift Command
The Veterans Airlift Command (VAC) provides free air transportation to wounded warriors, veterans and their families for medical and other compassionate purposes through a national network of volunteer aircraft owners and pilots. Imagine a U.S. service member returning home from combat, facing devastating injuries and long term hospitalization in a facility hundreds of miles away from his or her family. VAC is an organization that brings wounded warriors and their families together in times such as these. VAC’s priority is on the veterans of Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom (Afghanistan). For more information, visit www.veteransairlift.org or call (952) 582-2911.