FLYING THE MXS-R AEROBATIC AIRCRAFT BY MX AIRCRAFT, BRAD BRINGS POWER AND PERFORMANCE INTO EACH AIRSHOW. WATCH AS HE PUSHES THE ENVELOPE OF ONE OF THE MOST ADVANCED AEROBATIC AIRCRAFT IN THE WORLD TODAY. BRAD WILL DELIGHT AND AMAZE THE AUDIENCE WHILE REMAINING WELL WITHIN HIS TIGHT MARGIN OF SAFETY. SIT BACK, STRAP IN AND ENJOY, BRAD WURSTEN’S POWER ADDICTION AIRSHOWS MAY BE COMING TO AN AIRSHOW NEAR YOU.
At the age of eight, Brad Wursten from Hyde Park, Utah had already started to realize his life
long dream of flying airplanes. His initial venture was on a much smaller scale. He began by
building small remote control airplanes on their family dinner table. He became very experienced and skilled at not only building them, but flying them. He still enjoys building and flying them today.
As his talents increased, so did his desire to fly real airplanes. After graduating from Sky View
High School in Smithfield, Utah, he started his new goal of earning his pilot’s license. Living
close to Utah State University enabled him to have access to the aeronautics program and
further his training. By 19 years of age he had earned his pilot’s license. With each progressive
hurdle that was met, Brad received his commercial license at 25.
By the time he was 26 years old, his new dream was to become an aerobatic airplane pilot.
This also required much advanced training. He was trained by the world renowned pilot,
Wayne Handley. Mr. Handley was so impressed with Brad’s talent, he attributed his success to
his early training in flying remote control airplanes and understanding the physics and
functions of the aerobatic planes. He currently has over 1500 hours of flying in various
Even though Brad is only 36 years old, we will see him flying in one of the most highly
sophisticated airplanes in the world, the MXS-R, made by MX Aircraft. It features a complete
carbon fiber airframe that weighs an impressive 1100 lbs. The Lycoming engine has 385 HP
and can reach a top speed of over 300 MPH, a roll rate at 420 degrees per second, and “G”
loading at +/- 15 “G’s”.
Brad is very excited to currently be working with the Ryan J. Poe Foundation. The youth
program, called “Elevate Your Life”, is the action arm of the Foundation. It was founded by
Air Show performer Greg Poe as a result of the tragic drug related death of his son Ryan J. Poe
in August 2002.
The Foundations Mission Statement is: UTILIZE AVIATION TO INSPIRE, MOTIVATE AND
PROVIDE A PATH FOR YOUNG PEOPLE TO REALIZE THEIR DREAMS! The
encouragement that these young people receive to follow their dreams has truly been a
lifelong dream of Brad Wursten.