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
February 17-19, 2023
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!
October 8-9, 2022
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!
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!
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!
August 26-27, 2022
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!
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!
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!
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.
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.