FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Portland, Oregon (July 24, 2019) – Lightspeed Aviation, the leading innovator in aviation headsets and enhanced pilot connectivity is pleased to announce the launch of the new YouTube series Aviation No Tie Downs, a video series created to share interesting stories of our shared passions for the people, the business, and the adventure of aviation.
Hosted by Lightspeed Executive Vice President and instrument rated private pilot, Teresa De Mers, the series will educate, entertain, and inspire as you meet fascinating people that have shaped modern life through aviation, and travel the world to experience the love of aviation through the eyes of an international community.
In the premier episode, titled “A Lifetime of Flying, Leading, and Serving with Major General Hank Canterbury,” Canterbury tells entertaining and poignant stories of his 30-year career in the US Air Force and as a family man.
Watch it Live
Come and meet De Mers and Canterbury in the Lightspeed tent at AirVenture (#259, near Hangar B), and watch the premiere episode of Aviation No Tie Downs on Wednesday, July 24 at 9:30 a.m.
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About Major General Hank Canterbury
A decorated USAF pilot, General Canterbury was in the first class to graduate from the USAF academy in 1959. He was also the first Air Force Academy graduate to fly with the Air Force Thunderbirds, flying two years as Number 4, the Slot pilot. He went on to graduate from the AF Fighter Weapons School and fly 376 combat missions in two combat tours of Vietnam. During his AF career, he logged 5000 hours in F-100s, F105s, F-4s, F-16s, F-15s, and A-10s.
He has held multiple command positions in fighter units from squadron level to Numbered Air Level. Notably, he was wing commander at MacDill and Luke Air Force bases, ultimately serving as Vice Commander of the USAF 9th Air Force, Tactical Air Command. Since retiring from the USAF in 1989, Hank has logged another 15,000 hours as a civilian pilot primarily as a Certified Flight Instructor (CFII) training others on the Beechcraft airframes and coaching world class aerobatic competitors. Still actively flying today, he owns two aircraft and participates in regional aerobatic competitions himself.
About Lightspeed Aviation
At Lightspeed, everything we do is in service to our customers. We design and manufacture technologically advanced Active Noise Reduction (ANR) aviation headsets engineered to provide the quietest possible environment and unparalleled comfort, making flights safer and more enjoyable. Find out more about Lightspeed at www.lightspeedaviation.com.
Eric Landry, Director of Marketing