Jon Melby

Veteran airshow pilot

Biography & experience

A Veteran Airshow Pilot
and FearBoss

Jon Melby began his journey with flight at the age of 8 years old.  Gathering leaves from his front yard during the fall season, he piled them up close to his roof.  He grabbed a ladder and climbed up unto the roof of his home.  All the neighbor kids came by to watch what Jonny was going to do.  He then initiated his world of flight by jumping off the roof into the leaves.  His career as an airshow pilot had its beginning.

Age 12

Attends first airshow

Jon watched legendary airshow pilot Bob Hoover and Art Scholl perform

Age 15

first solo in a glider

Rode his bicycle 40 miles in the July Arizona heat to learn to fly gliders

age 19

bought a plane - became a pilot

Bought a Cessna 150 airplane and earned his private pilots license in 3 weeks


airshow pilot certified

A dream accomplished by becoming a certified airshow pilot.


joins the discovery channel canada airshow tv show

One of the characters in this docudrama about the airshow industry


launches fearboss

Helping people overcome their fears to achieve their dream – FearBoss

skills and abilities

Jon Melby has several skills acquired in life

Demonstrating Aerial Aerobatics

Airshow pilot

Helping people overcome their fears

Author and coach

Guitar, Keyboard & Vocals


Future Appearances

October 30-31, 2021

Salinas, California

The California International Airshow is in Salinas, California.  This well established and exciting airshow has featured performers from all over the U.S.A.

Oct 30-31


February 18-20, 2022

Buckeye, Arizona

The Buckeye Air Fair is one of Jon’s local airshows he performs at.  It’s a very fun and close knit airshow.  The EAA Copperstate Fly-In is also held here each year.

Feb 18-20