LAKELAND, Fla. – Phillips 66® Aviation landed at the 2012 Sun ‘n Fun International Fly-in & Expo this week, bringing one of the world’s most daring aerobatic demo teams – the Aerostars – to its tent where Phillips 66 Aviation shared its pilot and FBO programs, and, of course, its celebrated aviation lubricants.
Celebrating 85 high-flying years fueling the aviation industry, Phillips 66® Aviation is bringing the Aerostars – one of the world’s most daring aerobatic demo teams – to its tent during the 2012 Sun ‘n Fun International Fly-in & Expo for meet and greet sessions.
Sun ‘n Fun visitors can meet the high-performance Aerostar pilots fr om 10:30-11:30 a.m. Wednesday, March 28, at the Phillips 66 Aviation tent #N-083/088. The Aerostars’ Phillips 66 Aviation tent appearances will precede their daily afternoon thrill shows at Sun ‘n Fun.
Flying 400-horsepower jets within a few feet of one another at speeds in excess of 250 mph, the Aerostars roar into graceful barrel rolls, towering formation loops, and breathtaking power moves like a break-away cross, bomb burst and precise opposing passes. The trio of supercharged, nine-cylinder radial engines in their Soviet Yak 52TW trainers bellow deeply, as the aircraft’s unique design allows the Aerostar pilots to perform sustained inverted maneuvers that would be impossible in most aircraft.
The Aerostars stunt team appearance at the Phillips 66 tent is apropos for a company that helped propel the aviation industry at its infancy with fuels, lubricants and innovation. In 1927, Phillips fueled stuntman Art Goebel’s victorious flight in the dangerous 1927 Dole Race – the first non-stop West Coast-to-Hawaii flight. And co-founder Frank Phillips funded and fueled “Spaceman” Wiley Post’s record-breaking altitude flights, among other Phillips 66 firsts over the past 85 years.
Also at the Phillips 66 tent, pilots can purchase cases of the Phillips 66 X/C® line of premium single- and multi-viscosity engine oils and the highest-quality hydraulic fluids. The tent sales at Sun n’ Fun have long been popular during the fly-in.
For more information, stop by Sun ‘n Fun tent #N-083/088, or visit phillips66aviation.com.
About Phillips 66 Aviation
For 85 years Phillips 66 Aviation has been making and supplying fuel for aviation. Phillips 66 Aviation supports the nation’s largest branded dealer network. Currently, Phillips 66 Aviation supplies jet fuel and avgas to a network of 866 Fixed Base Operations. More information is available at www.phillips66aviation.com. Phillips 66 is a trademark of ConocoPhillips Company or one of its subsidiaries.