aerial performers

Bessie Coleman by John de la Vega 

Bessie Coleman (January 26, 1892 – April 30, 1926)  was the first black woman to earn a pilot’s license. Because flying schools in the United States denied her entry, she taught herself French and moved to France, earning her license from France’s well-known Caudron Brother’s School of Aviation in just seven months. Coleman specialized in stunt flying and parachuting, earning a living barnstorming and performing aerial tricks. She remains a pioneer of women in the field of aviation.

RPDR Season Winners

Bob: Charity and movement heavy with humor and donations
Violet: High fashion editorial and aerial performer
Bianca: Stand-up comedian and soon to be film star
Jinkx: Camp cabaret style live performer
Chad: World class Cher performer as well as consitent hostess
Sharon: Musician, halloween underground queen
Raja: Fashion designer and model
Bebe: Model, singer, personality
Tyra: Sanchez

F-22 Raptor performs an aerial maneuver during the 2016 Heritage Flight Training and Certification Course at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz.,

February 20, 2017 - Indian Roller (Coracias benghalensis)

Requested by: @redcloud

These rollers are found across much of South Asia to parts of the Middle East. They eat mostly insects, including beetles, crickets, grasshoppers, wasps, flies, and moths. In some areas they also eat amphibians. They hunt from a perch, swooping down onto their prey, or forage on the ground. Males perform elaborate aerial courtship displays, flying high into the air and back down acrobatically while calling. Nesting in cavities in trees or structures, they incubate their eggs for about 20 days and chicks fledge in a little over a month.

February 22, 2017 - Tufted Coquette (Lophornis ornatus)

Requested by: @fightlikeleia

These small hummingbirds are found in northeastern South America. They forage for nectar and insects, visiting many scattered flowers to feed instead of defending a territory around a cluster of flowers, a behavior known as trap-lining. Because they tend to feed from flowers that rely on non-hummingbird pollinators, their food supply can be affected by insects or other pollinators. Males perform aerial courtship displays, flying in a “U” shape around females. Females build small cup-shaped nests from plant down, incubating the eggs and caring for the chicks alone.


My aerial sphere performance at the Queen of the Pole competition last week.


Violet chachki performing at the 5th Annual San Antonio Burlesque Festival Sep. 17.

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