Biography & experience
A Veteran Airshow Pilot
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.
Attends first airshow
Jon watched legendary airshow pilot Bob Hoover and Art Scholl perform
first solo in a glider
Rode his bicycle 40 miles in the July Arizona heat to learn to fly gliders
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
Helping people overcome their fears to achieve their dream – FearBoss
skills and abilities
Jon Melby has several skills acquired in life
Author and coach
October 30-31, 2021
The California International Airshow is in Salinas, California. This well established and exciting airshow has featured performers from all over the U.S.A.
February 18-20, 2022
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.