Franklin’s Flying Circus

The name Franklin has always been the name for unique and different airshow entertainment for over 55 years. Always focused on entertaining, always striving for perfection in their flying and ideas, they never wanted to be known merely as pilots. The Franklins have always delivered a legendary mix of flying, showmanship and entertainment.

Over Kyle Franklin’s career he has created and performed over 12 different airshow acts in 6 different aircraft including wingwalking, solo aerobatics, comedy acts, motorcycle to airplane transfers, stunt driving, ariel dogfight routines and many more. Kyle Franklin (Ben Whabnoski) has become known as the “King of themed air show acts” and a legend in the airshow world. He has been performing at airshows full time for over 25 years, and won the coveted Bill Barber Award for Showmanship in 2017. Kyle continues to re-invent himself to bring something new to the airshow industry and to keep up with ever changing pop culture.

Franklin's Flying Circus

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