From Logan, Utah, Wursten has shown interest in aviation since the time he could walk. At an early age, he was an avid RC Model Aircraft enthusiast and still is to this day. In his late teens, he received his pilots’ license and quickly grew his hours and skills set by accompanying his father around the country for business in the family twin engine aircraft. Shortly afterward, Wursten bought his first aerobatic plane.
Wursten will fly the MXS-R, which was designed to set a new standard in unlimited performance aircraft in a somewhat aging aerobatic market place. It is a single seat, carbon fiber aircraft utilizing advanced, state-of-the-art composite materials, sophisticated development tools, novel processes and world class engineering skills blended to create a unique combination of structural performance, quality and durability. With immediate presence both dynamically and statically, the MXS clearly demonstrates its purpose and intent. This presence and aggression is communicated through technology on show. Visit Brad's Website
The Airplane: “Unfinished Business” is a Sorensen BF9-2 Phantom biplane, and is the only one of its kind in the world. Reminiscent of airplanes from the Golden Age of Aviation, when airplanes were hand-crafted for their aesthetics as well as function, it is a beautifully designed muscle biplane.
With a large round cowling covering its 360HP supercharged radial engine, huge three-blade propeller, an open cockpit set far back in the fuselage, large muscular wheel pants, it has the look, sound, and performance of those Golden Age airplanes from the past. “Unfinished Business” was 100% designed, built, tested, and is flown in airshows by Danny Sorensen. "Unfinished Business" is always a crowd favorite.
The Pilot: Danny Sorensen is a second-generation pilot, who began flying aerobatics as a student pilot while still in high school. More than half of his flight time has been in high-performance biplanes. He holds a Level 1 Statement of Aerobatic Competency. “It's all about entertaining the crowd, and inviting them to feel a part of the show. When I visit with spectators at the show, I want them to leave feeling better about themselves than when they came.”
The Performance: “Unfinished Business” is flown through a seamless surface-level repertoire of classic aerobatic maneuvers, up close and personal, with lots of smoke and noise, ending with a low inverted “Silk Scarf Wave”. Accompanied by beautiful music, the narration tells the story of a young boy in love with aviation, and his quest to fulfill a life-long dream.
The Model: At each airshow Danny flies he gives away one hand-crafted, autographed model of “Unfinished Business”, selecting a young boy or girl who seems to have that look in their eyes that says they love airplanes. Engraved across the upper wing is the inscription: “Just because something is hard doesn't mean I can't do it!” The purpose of the model and the inscription is to inspire youth to realize that with hard work and dedication, they can accomplish anything they choose to do. If logistics permit, the youth is invited to visit the airplane and get a little cockpit time, and get some pictures taken. That child and their family will remember your airshow as the best one they ever attended! Visit Danny's Website
The Legacy Flight Museum is the brain child of John Bagley of Rexburg, Idaho, who founded the museum in 2006. His goal and the goal of the museum’s volunteers is to give guests the opportunity to see up close and personal some of the aircraft that United States Military Veterans flew as they served our country and provided us with the freedoms that we enjoy today.
Ole Yeller: Bob Hoover's Famous "Ole Yeller" P-51D Mustang. Now owned and flown by John Bagley at the Legacy Flight Museum. Has made over 1,000 Air Show performances in the United States, Canada and Mexico. Still holds the prop plane Speed Record from Los Angeles, California to Daytona Beach, Florida - 5 hours 20 minutes - established on March 29, 1985. The aircraft is powered by a Rolls Royce Merlin 12-cylinder engine, one of the most powerful inline engines ever produced. Visit the Legacy Museum Website