Trevor is from Hamilton Ontario and lives on the airport that he grew up around, working on and flying airplanes with his father. Hamilton is a working class steel town and Trevor's other job is a maintenance mechanic in a steel coating plant. A millwright by trade and a fabricator by nature, Trevor builds his own airplanes as well as fabricating and repairing parts for the custom built, antique and warbird community. The aircraft Trevor is flying today was designed and built by his self over a period of 5 years.
When asked how long he has been flying Trevor says he can not remember not flying. Trevor has participated in international aerobatic competition for well over 15 years and still competes when his busy airshow schedule permits.
US Border Patrol out of Houlton, Maine
Maine Forest Service
They will be doing a demonstration of a water drop!
Self Proclaimed Dream-Enthusiast
Dan’s determination, drive, and vision have successfully propelled him into some of the top motor sport and aviation related arenas. At age 16 he began building and racing stock cars. He raced the short tracks of the Northeast including ThunderRoad, Airborne International Speedway, and Riverside Speedway from 1990-2000. In 1998 he started designing and building a car that would fulfill a childhood dream of going 200 MPH. In 2001 he took his open-wheeled Lakester 3,000 miles across the country to the world-famous Bonneville Salt Flats. On the third day of racing he achieved his goal topping 202.987MPH.
Never satisfied with the status quo, it was about this time that Dan began pursuing flying. He found himself surrounded by many wonderful mentors working at a local state airport. With no formal experience under his belt he was introduced to ultralights by a group of retirees who spent afternoons hanging out at the local hangars. Dan never looked back. In 2003, with just 80 hours on a private pilot’s license he set off for Reno, completed Pylon Racing School, and raced the International Air Races to a fourth place finish in the Bronze class that very year.
By age 30 Dan had successfully made his mark in two of the world’s most prestigious air and motorsport races. On the way back from Reno in 2003 Dan competed in his first IAC competition in his Cassutt IIIM and took 2nd place. Since then, Dan has made five more trips to the Bonneville Salt Flats with a streamliner he designed and built, achieved a personal goal of 300 MPH in 2010 at the World Finals, and earned a commercial pilot’s license and surface-level aerobatic waiver.
In 2010 the Ultimate Biplane joined the fleet and has been Dan’s primary air show plane ever since. He also loves to punch holes in the sky with a Baby Lakes Biplane. A 7/8th scale, authentic Nieuport Biplane, built by a dear friend, also makes it’s home with us thanks to the family and memory of Raymond Smith. This year Dan rebuilt an Acroduster Too! This two-place biplane is the perfect addition to the Dan Marcotte AirShows family and allows Dan to take passengers into the sky!
When he's not entertaining, Dan is an A&P Mechanic, Master Welder, Welding Instructor, and Fabricator. In addition to pursuing his aviation and motorsport dreams, he owns and operates MindWorks Creative Metal Fabrication. The shop specializes in custom design, repair, and fabrication services for racing and aviation enthusiasts. Dan maximizes his surface level waiver with performances that engage. His high-energy airshow (in airplanes that people aren’t used to seeing) is always “front & center” and features just the right balance of classic and custom aerobatic maneuvers, tumbles, snaps, spins, and plenty of outside G!
In 2015 Dan proudly introduced his Jet Car! Powered by a GE J85 Jet Engine from an F5 Freedom Fighter, the jet car is an entirely custom design, built from the ground up in his shop. Dan’s infectious enthusiasm and energetic personality shine through in his aerobatic performances. Combine all of that with his diverse background in motorsports and aviation, and audiences are captivated in the air and on the ground!
The Javelin is a one of a kind unlimited aerobatic airplane. Powered by a 360 cubic inch Lycoming engine, swinging a Whirlwind carbon fiber propeller. The airframe is a fabric covered welded steel structure and the wing is all wood. Because of the very specific quality requirements for aircraft grade lumber, a mill in British Columbia was contracted to harvest and mill a sitka spruce tree for the boards that would become the wing structure. The aircraft was completed in the summer of 2007 and towards the end, the project became such an obsesion that Trevor would sleep in the hangar rather than go home at night.The Pilot Trevor is from Hamilton Ontario and lives on the airport that he grew up around, working on and flying airplanes with his father. Hamilton is a working class steel town and Trevor's other job is a maintenance mechanic in a steel coating plant. A millwright by trade and a fabricator by nature, Trevor builds his own airplanes as well as fabricating and repairing parts for the custom built, antique and warbird community. The aircraft Trevor is flying today was designed and built by his self over a period of 5 years. When asked how long he has been flying Trevor says he can not remember not flying. Trevor has participated in international aerobatic competition for well over 15 years and still competes when his busy airshow schedule permits.
This year the HSC-2 Navy Unit will be joining us again with an amazing crew! We are proud to have them join us for our 3rd Annual Air Show. Read the crews bio below and come say high to them on July 22nd.
A native of Mahopac, NY, Lieutenant Greg Westin graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 2010 and has been a Navy helicopter pilot since 2012. His first sea tour was with the HSC-12 "Golden Falcons", based in Atsugi, Japan, where he deployed on the USS George Washington (CVN-73) and the USS Ronald Reagan (CVN-76). He has been an instructor pilot at the HSC-2 "Fleet Angels" in Norfolk, VA since 2016.
Hailing from Westminster, Maryland, Lieutenant Joe Lennon grew up with 3 older brothers and attended the US Naval Academy where he played lacrosse. He has been a pilot for 6 years and completed 2 ship deployments to the Middle East. He now serves as an Instructor Pilot at HSC-2 in the MH-60S.
A native of Glendale, OR, AWS2 Denys joined the navy in August of 2009. His first sea tour was with the HSC-22 "Sea Knights", based in Norfolk Virginia, where he deployed on the USS Iwo Jima (LHD-7) and the USNS Arctic (TAOE-8). He has been an instructor pilot at the HSC-2 "Fleet Angels" in Norfolk, VA since 2016.
Naval Air Crewman 2nd class Brandon Michael Drew is a Kansas native born in the suburbs of KC, Kansas. He joined the Navy in 2009 in dreams of become a Navy