Luke Carrico

Luke Carrico

@airshowluke

I’m an air show announcer/commentator, instrument rated pilot, and avid traveler. My favorite airplane is the one I’m currently flying. 🇺🇸
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Luke Carrico

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Having an excellent time at the ICAS convention in Las Vegas! If you’re around, please stop by and say hi!

6 Days ago
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What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas. And if you don’t believe me, you can ask O.J. Simpson.

7 Days ago
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Luke Carrico

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Why no, that is not a giant flying sky eel. GoPro cameras often have a difficult time capturing the spinning propeller as it moves at a high rate of speed. It makes for some footage to be a little weird if you don’t know what you’re looking at!

29 Days ago
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Luke Carrico

@airshowluke


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I really like fall. It’s the season’s grand finale. 🍁

32 Days ago
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VFR on top, flight of two. Loose form on a long ago XC sortie down south. cloudsurfing

36 Days ago
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latergram Late night departure out of ATL as we pass the famous “Fly Delta Jets” sign. 🛫

40 Days ago
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Luke Carrico

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I always enjoy being able to work with fellow announcers in the air show industry. One of those is Danny Clisham, who recently celebrated his 50th season as an air show announcer. I am proud to call Danny a mentor.

52 Days ago
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Cleared into the track, SmokeOn! - The air race was a lot of fun despite the wind and the cold. It's fun to hear the crowd's reaction of the pylon hit during lap 2.

55 Days ago
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‪A few hyperlapse clips from the festival at Bowman Field today.

57 Days ago
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Luke Carrico

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Race teams are making their arrivals into Indianapolis this week ahead of the Red Bull Air Race World Championship scheduled for October 14 & 15. The race will take place over the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

62 Days ago
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I had a great Saturday in Eastman, GA announcing the 2017 Heart of Georgia Air Show! Pictured is the hot rod MX-2 of air show legend Gary Ward - an incredible performer!

70 Days ago
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A look into the office of the Pitts S1S biplane of @chefpittsairshows at the 2017 Heart of Georgia Air Show.

70 Days ago
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I absolutely love this picture! - Inside a vintage 1950s Greyhound Scenicruiser yesterday in downtown Evansville during the bus rally. I don't know if it's the skyline or the windows or the nostalgic of a time gone by, but this image emits a lot of emotion for me.

76 Days ago
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I had a quality time in downtown Evansville yesterday during the vintage bus rally. Very cool! 👍 - Organizers were able to bring more than 120 of these vintage busses to the event making it one of the largest gatherings anyplace in the nation.

76 Days ago
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It's been awhile since I've flown. Life gets in the way more often than I'd like, but that should change very soon (with potentially some new airplanes too)!

89 Days ago
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Some Blue Angels action today during this afternoon's demonstration at the Chicago Air & Water Show. - Lincoln Park is approximately 1 mile show left of center-point on the 500 ft show line. It made for some insane low passes!

113 Days ago
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Day 2 at the Chicago Air & Water Show! - A beautiful U.S. Air Force Heritage Flight this afternoon with a WWII-era P-51 Mustang and a modern-era F-22 Raptor!

113 Days ago
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The view of the Blue Angels as they commence one of several practice flight demonstrations of the 2017 season. - It's rehearsal day at the Chicago Air & Water Show with the full show happening tomorrow (Saturday) and Sunday. Nothing like some jet noise in the afternoon!

114 Days ago
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Good to be back in Chicago, if briefly, for the Chicago Air & Water Show. - Here's a quick shot of my arrival onboard the Hoosier State train from Indy into the Amtrak Chicago Yard and Union Station.

114 Days ago
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Oh, just a Rockwell B-1 Lancer going by. Only one of the coolest aircraft of all time. No big deal. - At EAA AirVenture 2017 in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, shot from the south end of the show grounds.

119 Days ago
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Last night, I had the honor of serving as the master of ceremonies & DJ for Chris & Kendal's wedding reception in Louisville, KY. It was a lot of fun! - I had never DJ'ed a wedding before, and judging by all the compliments I feel I did exceptionally well. Perhaps this could be the beginning of a future side-hustle!

120 Days ago
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Nobody here - and that's ok with me. Time to get some work done! ✔️

126 Days ago
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TBT - Blue Angel 6 at the ready. Being this close is a rare opportunity! - The squadron went on to fly three solid demonstrations over the skies of EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh, WI last weekend.

129 Days ago
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If I could go back and relive the experiences I had this past week, I most certainly would. ✈️ - I'm sad that Oshkosh is over for this year, but let this be the first post in anticipation for OSH18! Hope to see you there!

132 Days ago
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Just chillin' with the Blue Angels. 😎

133 Days ago
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On Boeing Plaza during EAA AirVenture Oshkosh, the world's largest aviation celebration! - 500,000+ people, 10,000+ airplanes, and an uncountable amount of pure joy and fun.

133 Days ago
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Chillin' at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh. Can't beat the view on top of a 53 foot luxury trailer. - One of the best seats in the house!

135 Days ago
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Boom! 💥 - Twelve World War II B-25 Mitchell bombers took to the skies for a reenactment of the Doolittle Raid on Tokyo as 2017 marks the 75th anniversary. 96 pieces of pyro and 24 turnin' and burnin' radial engines made for a spectacular evening!

136 Days ago
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Made it to Oshkosh! So stoked to be here! Obviously had to walk around the show grounds and look at the airplanes - even though opening day isn't until tomorrow. - This is "Doc", one of two only B-29 Superfortress bombers flying in the world! "FiFi" will join for a two-ship flight later this week!

140 Days ago
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Sitting in the shade of a Boeing 450 Stearman. No better way to enjoy a summer day, besides flying it or anything else for that matter! 😜 - Biplanes rule. I hope to one day to have a formation team of Super Stearmans.

144 Days ago
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Spent the day at the annual Hagerstown Flying Circus event in Hagerstown, IN (yes, on a Tuesday afternoon). First time at this fly-in and was pleasantly surprised by its location, atmosphere, and vintage aircraft in for the event. - Here's a video of a pair of New Standard D-25 biplanes giving rides. There is something so right about rural Indiana, biplanes, and a grass runway nestled off the side of town.

145 Days ago
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With a heavy heart, I am sad to hear of the unfortunate news of the loss of air show colleague and warbird pilot Vlado Lenoch. - Vlado was the very best when it came to being an air show pilot - and more specifically a warbird pilot. I only know of Vlado of being a down to earth, approachable individual - always taking the time to visit with the overly enthusiastic air show fans bursting at the seams with questions about flying the "Cadillac of the Sky". It wasn't often that I would go to an air show and Vlado was NOT there flying the Mustang (or any other warbird for that matter). - Vlado and I first crossed paths nearly a decade ago in 2008 at the Evansville Freedom Festival, where he was flying his P-51D Mustang known as "Moonbeam McSwine". I had the unique honor of narrating his P-51 performance that year - one of the first acts I had ever announced. Last month, I again had the opportunity to announce Vlado's P-51 demo at an air show in Columbus, IN. - The last memory I share with Vlado was only a month ago on the hot tarmac in Columbus sharing our pleasantries of the day and debating the weather to hop the Mustang back home to Waukegan. This picture was from this day. Vlado was a safe and consummate professional - a reputation that he had held back in the 1980's and continued to this day. Today's loss has been a shock to all of us. - Godspeed, Vlado.

147 Days ago
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The Sounds of Freedom! 🇺🇸 - From the 2017 Dubuque Fireworks & Air Show Spectacular, "Buzz" in the F/A-18E Super Hornet bringing the noise and "Tuna" and "Finn" in the P-51 Mustang & A-10 Warthog. No better way to celebrate America's freedom! - arshow airshowlife airshowannouncer avgeek aviation accaerialevents a10 airplane boeing dubuque demoteam dubuqueairshow iowa fa18 freedom fighterjet flyingtigers heritageflight p51 superhornet tacdemo navy usa usairforce usnavy vfa122

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