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Rich's Incredible Pyro has added an "explosive" dimension to modern military and World War II simulated attacks at airshows throughout the United States and the world.

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Rich Gibson Performer Profile



When Rich was eight years old, he asked his mother if there was anything in the medicine cabinet that could blow up.  She told him, "Of course not!"  Within 30 minutes, he proved she was wrong.  Later, he experimented with new formulas in his dad's chemistry lab in their basement.  This inquisitiveness has grown over the years, and Rich is still trying new and different ideas with explosives, marking Rich's Incredible Pyro as the leader in airshow pyrotechnics.

Rich Gibson and his wife, Dee, travel all over the world "blowing things up."  Both pyrotechnicians received formal training with explosives in the United States Army.  Rich served a tour in Viet Nam, putting his skills to work with the 101st Airborne Division.  Dee, a retired Army Major, helped blast rock in Honduras while building roads between small villages.  Both state that safety is the main element in their setup.  After 30 years, no spectator, crewmember, or volunteer has been hurt or injured.  Working with high explosives and gasoline is a very dangerous business, but Rich and Dee continually eliminate as many risks as possible with their vast knowledge, training, and wealth of experience.

Using a carefully controlled mixture of dynamite, gasoline, and other explosives, Rich & Dee and their crew will create special effects to simulate an air attack on the airfield. They will work closely with the pilots, airfield officials, and announcer to choreograph a truly realistic bombing display, where you will surely "Feel the Heat."

For 30 years, Rich owned and operated an air taxi business, flying everything from J-3 Piper Cubs to Falcon Jets for the U.S. government and private industry. He has accumulated over 10,000 hours of flight time.  Dee has enjoyed flying small aircraft, retired from the U.S. Army after 22 years of service, and recently retired from teaching in Rockford, Illinois.  They met while skydiving 32 years ago, and each have logged over 700 skydives. They travel together on their Harley Davidson bikes whenever they can, and enjoy travelling to the far corners of the globe to see new places and meet new people. vWhen they decided to get married, Rich promised Dee that she would "never be bored" while married to him.  She certainly hasn't with this lifestyle!

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