Flying for Team USA 2023!

Michael Lents qualified for the US Advanced Aerobatic Team at US Nationals in October 2022. Mike is raising funds to fly and compete for Team USA at the 2023 World Advanced Aerobatic Championships to be held in Las Vegas, NV.

Every two years (2020 excluded), the top advanced aerobatic pilots from around the world gather and compete to determine which country (and which pilot) will be the World Advanced Aerobatic Champion. This event rarely comes to the United States.

Mike was honored to fly with the 2018 Team representing the US in Romania. Flying a friend and teammate's aircraft, he placed 5th overall, helping secure a Silver for Team USA. The generosity of friends and supporters made that achievement possible.

To go for gold, he'll need all the support he can get to assist with travel, contest fees, the costs of renting or borrowing an aircraft, and taking time away from work and family to train and fly!

Competitive Aerobatics is a passion I share with my students at the University of North Dakota as an assistant professor, flight instructor, and coach. The training and experiences from competing at these world-level events will be passed on to future generations of pilots who I hope will also earn the opportunity to fly for Team USA in the future.

Thank you for your support!
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    • $80 
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  • Paulette Barterian
    • $25 
    • 23 d
  • Anonymous
    • $50 
    • 24 d
  • David Prather
    • $100 
    • 26 d
  • Kelly Karpowitsch
    • $50 
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Michael Lents
Grand Forks, ND

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