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Post-Military Adventures – The Blades Aerobatic Display Team

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Post-Military Adventures

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The Blades are a group of former Royal Air Force (RAF) pilots who fly at air shows and other public events.  As the most experienced display pilots in the United Kingdom (UK), these former RAF jet pilots and Red Arrows specialize in aerobatic flights and unforgettable flying experiences.

To achieve spectacular in-flight maneuvers, The Blade fly a low-wing, high performance aircraft called the Extra A-300. Designed and built by Walter Extra, this aerobatic airplane provides pilots with the optimum weight, structure, and performance capabilities.

Powered by 300 HP Lycoming AE 10-540 or Lycoming AE-10-580 engines, the Extra A-300 is a propeller plane that seats two and has a range of 350 nm. If you’re an adrenalin junkie, consider booking a flight with The Blades or hiring them to perform at your next corporate event.

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Christopher "Patches" Norton is a Retired 20 year United States Air Force Master Sergeant. Chris also served 5.5 years as the Lead Loadmaster on the Super Guppy Transport at NASA Johnson Space Center. Chris was Disability Retired from NASA in 2012 following an injury on a Super Guppy mission. As a Veteran, Chris turned to the Veterans Administration medical system for assistance and this is where this story really begins. What Chris seen at the Houston, TX VA Hospital left him with an urgent feeling and need to give back. But just as the Bible says, it's better to teach a man to fish than give him one. Chris searched and found the Empower Network and saw how he could bring help to 100's, 1000's and even tens of 1,000's in a powerful way. Although all of us have different challenges, Chris saw believes the Empower Network WILL work for anyone... and CLICKING RIGHT HERE is how it starts!!!

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