Former Blue Angels Pilot to Speak at SEAE

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Southeast Aviation Expo to Reach Mach Speed with Former Blue Angels Pilot

“Fastest I got was 1.78 Mach, which is 1.78 times the speed of sound, which equals about 1206 to 1352 miles per hour depending on your cruising altitude! That’s scootin’ along!” joked Lt. Commander Scott “Yogi” Beare, U.S. Navy (Retired), former pilot for the Blue Angels and author of two books. “We are thrilled to announce that Scott has agreed to be a Key Note Speaker at the Southeast Aviation Expo which will take place at the Greenville Downtown Airport (GMU) in South Carolina on September 27th and 28th “, stated GMU Airport Director Joe Frasher. “It will be incredible for us to hear about his fast flying experiences since not many pilots ever get to go that fast or fly those type planes!” Beare has had an interesting life. After he began his naval career in nuclear engineering, he soon felt a “higher” calling – literally. He set his sights on his lifelong passion of becoming a pilot earning his navy “wings of gold” in 1985. Spending his last 20 years in the military as a naval aviator, Beare flew a variety of aircraft including the F/A-18 Hornet and F-5 Tiger II, accumulating over 6000 flight hours in these high performance fighters. He is a graduate of the famed Naval Fighter Weapons School “TOPGUN”, as well as a combat decorated veteran of Desert Storm where he was awarded two air medals and a navy commendation medal for valor in aerial combat. Beare’s aviation career reached new heights in 1995 when he was personally selected for the rare opportunity to fly with the U.S. Navy’s world-renowned flight demonstration team, the Blue Angels. Beare will speak at 12:45 pm on Saturday, September 28.