two texas natives are scheduled to tear up the houston skies this october at the wings over houston airshow – let’s meet them

From New Braunfels to Seguin, and Kingwood to Aggieland, meet our local heroes – Captain Aimee “Rebel” Fiedler (F-16 Viper Demo pilot) and Major Frank Zastoupil (Blue Angels #4 Slot pilot)

Capt. Aimee “Rebel” Fiedler – F16 Viper Demo Pilot

Major Frank Zastoupil – Blue Angel #4 Slot Pilot

The 2022 Wings Over Houston Airshow is proud to have a great lineup waiting for you October 29-30 at Ellington Airport. Some of the best civilian and military pilots in the world will be flying just for you. And two of them just so happen to be Texas natives!

Captain Aimee “Rebel” Fiedler, F-16 Viper Demo Team pilot, was born just down the road in New Braunfels, TX and went to Seguin High School. Major Frank Zastoupil, Blue Angel #4 slot pilot, grew up right here in Kingwood, TX, attended Kingwood High School, and then attended Texas A&M University (Gig ‘Em!).

Let’s give these two the hometown welcome they deserve when they take to the skies at Ellington this October. Are you ready for October!? We sure are!

About Captain Aimee “Rebel” Fiedler

“Capt. Fiedler is from New Braunfels, Texas. After graduating from Seguin High School, she attended South Dakota State University, graduating in 2013 with a Bachelor of Science in Aviation Education.

Capt. Fiedler flight instructed as a civilian at SDSU from 2011-2014 and then moved to Annapolis, Maryland and flight instructed at the Navy Annapolis Flight Center from May 2014 to September 2015. During her time in Maryland she flew 1,300 hours with over 900 instructor hours. She then attended Officer Training School in July 2016 and graduated in September 2016.

Capt. Fiedler then attended Undergraduate Pilot Training and Introduction to Fighter Fundamentals, graduating in 2018. She then attended F-16 Viper B-course at Holloman AFB, New Mexico.

Following graduation from B-course, Capt. Fiedler was stationed at Kunsan Air Base, Korea where she served from 2019-2020. Capt. Fiedler moved to Shaw AFB in November 2020. She was assigned to the 55th Fighter Squadron as an operational F-16 Flight Lead.”

About Major Frank Zastoupil

“Major Frank Zastoupil is a native of Kingwood, Texas and graduated from Kingwood High School in 2005. He attended Texas A&M University and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology in 2009. Frank earned his commission as a Second Lieutenant in the United States Marine Corps through the Platoon Leaders Course in 2009 and reported to The Basic School (TBS) at Marine Corps Base (MCB) Quantico, Virginia to complete training. Following TBS, Frank was assigned to the Center for Advanced Operational Culture Learning (CAOCL) for Russian language and culture training.

In January 2017, Frank reported to Marine Fighter Attack Training Squadron (VMFAT) 501, the “Warlords,” at MCAS Beaufort, South Carolina for F-35B training. Frank remained on staff at VMFAT-501, where he served as an Instructor Pilot, Aviation Life Support Systems Division Officer,
Standardization, NATOPS, and Flight Series Data Officer, Class Advisor, Aviation Safety Officer and F35B Demonstration Pilot. Frank then reported to VFMAT 101,the “Sharpshooters,” at MCAS Miramar, California during the summer of 2019 for conversion training in the F/A-18 Hornet.

Frank joined the Blue Angels in September 2019. He has accumulated more than 1,700 flight hours across four different tactical platforms, has ten carrier arrested landings and 90 shipboard vertical landings. His decorations include three Strike Flight Air Medals, one Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal, and various personal and unit awards.”

Come out for an exciting show and support your Texas heroes! Come see for yourself these amazing pilots and what the F-16 Viper and F/A-18 Super Hornet can do.

You won’t want to miss this! There is no better way to experience the thrills of aviation than inside the gates of an Airshow. Come feel the power, speed, and agility up close and personal.


Photo and Information Credits:
https://www.shaw.af.mil/Viper-Demo-Team/
https://www.blueangels.navy.mil/team/officers.htm
https://www.facebook.com/USNavyBlueAngels


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