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


Guitar, Keyboard & Vocals


Future Appearances

Buckeye Air Fair
  • February 16, 2024

Buckeye Air Fair

Event is 2/16/2024 - 2/28/2024

Moses Lake Airshow
  • June 15, 2024

Moses Lake Airshow

Wonderful airshow in Moses Lake, Washington! June 15-16, 2024

California International Airshow
  • September 27, 2024

California International Airshow

California International Airshow - Salinas, CA. September 27-29, 2024

Past Appearances

February 17-19, 2023

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 airshow keeps getting better each year and 2023 airshow with no exception.  Come out and join us!

Feb 17-19


October 8-9, 2022

Salinas, California

Once again, Jon will be performing at the California International Airshow!  This wonderful event features fellow performers and the Canadian Snowbirds!  Don’t miss this one!

Feb 18-20


September 23-25, 2022

mcas miramar, california

This is one of (if not the largest) military airshow in the world.  Absolutely a fun event for you (and Jon) to attend.  Put this on your calendar and get some upgraded seating below.  See you there!

sep 23-25


september 17, 2022

Colorado City, Arizona

This a very local and small town airshow.  This event is fun for the whole family and is something fairly new for the town of Colorado City, Arizona. Come out and have a very personalized airshow day!

september 17


August 26-27, 2022

Madras, Oregon

The Airshow of the Cascades is a wonderful family event right in Madras, Oregon.  They have a twilight show on Friday with live music.  Saturday is a full airshow that will be one of the best in the region!

aug 26-27


August 13-14, 2022 (Tentative)

kaneohe bay, hawaii

This is the place to be in Hawaii at the MCAS Kaneohe Bay airshow on the beautiful island of Oahu!  Fly (or drive) to be there for a wonderful airshow experience!

Aug 13-14


august 5-7, 2022

seattle area, washington

This is the ultimate of both sea and air!  Watch hydroplane racing and with a little airshow action!   This will be as exciting for you as it will be for Jon!  See you there!

Aug 5-7


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


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