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Rewarding Legendary Showmanship… Kyle Franklin Receives 2017 Bill Barber Award For Showmanship

by Brad Donner Published in Midwest Flyer – June/July 2017 issue In the summer of 1989, aviation publisher Dave Weiman presented the Bill Barber Award For Showmanship to Jimmy Franklin during the performers appreciation banquet at the Quad Cities International … Continue reading

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Amanda Franklin Passes On

SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS – Wingwalker Amanda Franklin, who was seriously burned in a March 12, 2011 air show accident, passed away on May 27, 2011 at Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio. The accident occurred when the engine quit … Continue reading

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Tragedy Strikes Franklin, Younkin Family Again; Aviation Community Rallies To Aid

Kyle Franklin and Amanda Younkin Franklin, a young husband and wife wingwalking team, were seriously injured following an accident at the Air Fiesta 2011 air show in Brownsville, Texas, on March 12. Both received serious burn injuries when Kyle, who … Continue reading

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