Star Dance begins with Tucker streaking into the sky in the RandolphSunglass Challenger, leaving two 300 to 400 foot trails of golden spark sbehind him. He then performs a series of fast paced maneuvers overhead,trailing the magnificent comet-like tails of sparks throughout. Occasionallya brightly colored ball is ejected from the airplane that falls for a fewseconds and then erupts into a bnl liant, multi-colored starburst whosetwinkling colors get slowly dimmer as they fall from the sky. Created withalmost 100 pounds of custom-produced pyrotechnic devices, the sparklesand starbursts emitted during Tucker's 7-minute Star Dance can be seen from up to 40 miles away.
Sean holds a commercial license with an instrument rating for single andmulti-engine airplanes and also helicopters. He has flown over 13,000hours, including over 3,000 of aerobatic flying. Early in 1992 Sean wasdesignated by the FAA as an Airshow Certification Evaluator (ACE),responsible f or evaluating, reviewing and certificating aerobatic pilots.
Sean strives every day to improve his flying performance with a stringentself-imposed personal fitness regimen and daily practice sessions in the air.Absolute control is necessary to successfu lly carry out his aerobaticperformances. Timing must be honed to within hundredths of a second tosafely reproduce his original repertoire of breathtaking, high-poweredmaneuvers, performed split-seconds above the ground. Prior to everyperformance, Tucker d ons headphones and flies his routine in meticulousdetail on the ground, pictunng landmarks as he paces and turns, replicatingthe exact sequence he'll be flying in his powerful aerobatic performance.