Among the aerial artists, food trucks, static aircraft displays, and family-friendly activities at this year’s Airshow, Kyle Fowler is ready to dazzle spectators with his unique, aerobatic display in the 1986 Long EZ.
A Childhood Passion Turned Into A Career
Kyle Fowler’s journey towards the Abbotsford International Airshow began in childhood, inspired by his father, Ken Fowler of Team Rocket. At the tender age of 12, Kyle announced his father’s performance at airshows and quickly aspired to become an aerobatic pilot. With the guidance and mentorship of Eric Hansen of Team Rocket, Kyle obtained his Private Pilot’s License at the age of 21, laying the foundation for his promising career.
In 2015, Kyle’s dedication and passion for aviation drove him to achieve his Commercial Pilot’s License and Commercial Multi IFR Rating. Today, he expertly manages his time between flying a PA-31 Navajo Chieftain, a Kodiak, and his unique 1986 Long EZ. Kyle’s family proudly supports his journey off the tarmac, providing encouragement and admiration for his unwavering commitment to the skies.
Kyle’s Long EZ aircraft embodies the perfect blend of comfort, style, and performance. The delta wing canard design sets it apart from other aircraft in its class, and while it may not be built for aggressive aerobatics, the Long EZ more than makes up for it with its impressive range of 1,000 nautical miles and a cruising speed of 160 knots or 184 mph. Powered by a Lycoming IO-320 engine producing 160 horsepower, this tandem-seating airplane boasts an empty weight of 920 lbs, a maximum speed of 200 knots (230 mph), a G-Force limit of +5G and -2G, and a fuel capacity of 52 gallons.
See Kyle Fowler At The Abbotsford International Airshow
So join us this year at the Abbotsford Airport on the second weekend of August as we celebrate Canada’s National Airshow and marvel at the extraordinary talent of pilots like Kyle Fowler, whose dedication to their craft continues to inspire future generations of aviation enthusiasts.