Kevin Coleman, at the young age of 26, is known around the world as – Air Show Pilot, Red Bull Air Race Challenger Class Contender, U.S. Advanced Aerobatic Pilot, Louisiana Tech Aviation Graduate – and the list goes on.
Spectators around the globe have witnessed Kevin’s passion for aviation and pushing the limits for what defines extremist. His aerial performances are a visual spectacle unlike any other. He pushes the limit of his aircraft, his mind and his body to make every performance the best it can be. Kevin emanates the very definition of no boundaries and because of this temperament, he continues to climb higher and higher and the sky is no limit.
Kevin began performing in air shows at the age of 18, one of the youngest professional performers in the air show circuit. He comes from a family of air show pilots and was just a few weeks old when he first saw his dad perform. He started flying lessons and aerobatics at the tender age of 10 with late American aviation legend and Aerobatic Hall of Fame member, Marion Cole. He soloed on his 16th birthday and followed his Private Pilot’s License with a Commercial License two years later. He launched his full-time aviation career after graduating from Louisiana Tech University with an Aviation Management degree at the age of 22.
Kevin has accumulated more than 2500 hours of flying time. At only 17 years of age, he was recognized as the highest placing contender at the 2007 Aerobatic Championship, and the next year clinched third place at the same event. He is contracted to perform year-round in the air show circuit across the country, and in 2015, a lifetime of practice paid off when he earned a position on the U.S. Advanced Aerobatic Team – the Olympics of aviation. Kevin also just wrapped up his inaugural year as a Red Bull Challenger Cup contender finishing third overall.