Jelly bean airplane flying into airshow

A fast-flying, acrobatic airplane decked-out in jelly bean design will be soaring to the Princeton International Air Show.

Kent Pietsch's 'Jelly Belly' airplane lands on the top of a truck.

Kent Pietsch's 'Jelly Belly' airplane lands on the top of a truck.



A fast-flying, acrobatic airplane decked-out in jelly bean design will be soaring to the Princeton International Air Show this summer.

Pilot Kent Pietsch’s act includes a dead-stick routine from 6,000 feet and a rooftop landing on a moving RV in his Jelly Belly sponsored airplane.

He is also known for a comedy act the features a detached airleron and a wingtip-scraping pass down the runway.

“The finale of this performance includes Kent landing in front of the crowd and placing the spinner into the hand of an individual,” Pietsch’s website says.

Airplanes are travelling from all over North America to  Princeton International Air Show on July 21.

Pietsch (pronounced peach) began his flying career at a young age and soloing at 16 years old. In 1974, he began flying commercial charters for the business with his father.

Pietsch has logged well over 25,000 flying hours to date, and will be travelling from North Dakota for the show.