Sean D. Tucker
Sean Doherty Tucker is an American aerobatic aviator, sponsored by the Oracle Corporation and performs in air shows worldwide as Team Oracle. Tucker has won several air show championship competitions throughout his career and was inducted into the National Aviation Hall of Fame in 2008, he serves as Chairman of the Experimental Aircraft Association's Young Eagles program. Sean Tucker, a native of Eagle Rock, earned his pilot’s certificate at age 17, his father, was an aviation industry lawyer who had learned to fly as part of his job. Tucker started out as a cropduster starting a cropdusting business in Salinas, California. In order to overcome his fear of crashing, he took an aerobatics course, through which he "found out you could roll an airplane upside down and it wouldn't fall out of the sky." He has been flying airshows worldwide since the mid-1970s and is considered by many to be one of the world’s premier airshow performers. Tucker's favorite stunt is the "triple ribbon cut", where he uses his plane to cut three ribbons suspended between poles from three different angles.
Despite once having a fear of flying, Tucker has flown more than 1,000 performances at more than 425 airshows, in front of more than 80 million spectators. Tucker's first sponsorship was with Randolph Sunglasses from 1993 through 1995 in 1996 he transitioned to MCI under the 1-800-COLLECT and 10-10-220 brands until his start with Oracle in 2001. Tucker has been named one of the Living Legends of Aviation, is the recipient of the Crystal Eagle Award, was an inductee at the 2001 USAF Gathering of Eagles, in 2003 was named one of the Smithsonian National Air & Space Museum's 25 Living Legends of Flight. To endure the extreme physical demands of his acrobatic flying routine, Tucker maintains a rigorous physical training schedule, working out more than 340 days per year in a routine of jogging and weightlifting on alternating days, his other physical activities include mountain climbing, heli-skiing, cave SCUBA diving, golfing. When asked about flying airshows, Tucker has said, "I like to think that I bring the fans dreams of flying into the plane with me and there's nowhere I’d rather be than in the cockpit.
That’s why I train so hard to keep a finely tuned edge." Tucker’s self-proclaimed goal is to "share the magic of flight with Team Oracle’s guests by inspiring and thrilling them. I want them to go away saying that the airshow was one of the most engaging days of their lives." He is one of only a handful of civilian performers who have been allowed to fly close formation with the Blue Angels and the Thunderbirds. In 2013, Tucker was appointed Chairman of the Experimental Aircraft Association program Young Eagles, which introduces and educates children aged 8 to 17 about aviation, it has given flights to over 2 million children around the world. Tucker is an annual fixture at the EAA AirVenture Oshkosh airshow each summer. At the 2016 event, Tucker was joined by past EAA Young Eagles chairmen Harrison Ford, Chesley Sullenberger and Jeff Skiles as they flew the 2 millionth Young Eagle. On October 21, 2018 he flew his last solo performance at the Wings Over Houston Airshow over Ellington Field in Houston, Texas.
Tucker's airplane, the Oracle Challenger III biplane, is claimed to produce more than 400 horsepower, weighs only 1,200 pounds. The Challenger III is equipped with a unique set of wings that use 8 ailerons instead of 4; the tail on the airplane is modeled after the tail used on high-performance radio control airplanes. Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum will receive the Oracle Challenger III which will be displayed at the entrance to the “Thomas W. Haas We All Fly” gallery opening in 2021. In 2013, Tucker and his son Eric founded the nonprofit organization Every Kid Can Fly, which in 2017 led to the Bob Hoover Academy, a program that aims to create opportunities in aviation that inspire at-risk and low-income teens in the Salinas area. In partnership with the Monterey County Office of Education, teens take classes focused on core STEM principles; as they progress in the program, the students take aviation ground school and flight lessons leading to an eventual solo flight. Rather than producing professional pilots, Tucker's goal is for the teens to develop the skills and confidence necessary to improve their lives using education and the experience of flight as the motivator.
The school district provides the teachers and classroom curriculum while Tucker provides the aviation resources - including a dedicated flight instructor, aircraft and hangar facilities. The Academy was named after famed aviator Bob Hoover - a World War II pilot, airshow pilot and mentor to Tucker. In 2018, both Harrison Ford and Redbird Flight Simulations donated substantial resources to the Academy. Tucker's first accident occurred in 1979, when he had to parachute out of his disabled aerobatic airplane. In 1993, as he was climbing out of the parked stunt plane he used at the time, a Pitts S-2S biplane, a runaway aircraft on the ground collided with his aircraft. Tucker escaped unscathed, but damage to the wings on one side of his aircraft took ten days to repair. In 2006, the elevator system in Tucker's aerobatic aircraft broke during a practice aerobatic flight, forcing him to bail out over an empty farm field in Coushatta, Louisiana, he was uninjured. In 1997, Tucker started the Sean D. Tucker School of Aerobatic Flight, with the stated aim of setting and spreading the standard for aviation safety in aerobatics and aviation at large.
In 2004, through a partnership with the Tutima Watch Company, the school became the Tutima Academy of Aviation Safety. The Academy, located in King City, offers a variety of courses including stall/spin recognition and recove
Howard Bilerman is a Canadian musician and record producer. He is a former member of the band Arcade Fire, who recorded and drummed on their debut album, Funeral, as well as on songs by Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra & Tra-La-La Band, Vic Chesnutt, Basia Bulat, Sons of an Illustrious Father, Lilah Larson, Peter Peter, Rich Aucoin and Angela Desveaux, he runs the hotel2tango recording studio in Montreal along with Efrim Menuck and Thierry Amar of Godspeed You! Black Emperor and A Silver Mt. Zion, Radwan Moumneh, he ran a studio in Old Montreal called Mom & Pop Sounds. Bilerman has been a frequent faculty member at the Banff Centre in Alberta, he is living in Montreal. As a recording engineer or producer, Bilerman has a credit on over 400 records, including those by Leonard Cohen, Handsome Furs, Wolf Parade, Coeur de Pirate, Lou Doillon, Perfect Pussy, British Sea Power, Tricky Woo, Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra & Tra-La-La Band, Thalia Zedek, CPC Gangbangs, Arcade Fire, Tiago Bettencourt, Godspeed You!
Black Emperor, Grant Hart, Bassekou Kouyate, Vic Chesnutt, The Wooden Sky, The Weather Station, The Barr Brothers, Basia Bulat, Leif Vollebekk, Sarah Davachi, Bell Orchestre, Sons of an Illustrious Father, Dan Boeckner's band Operators, Halifax's Nap Eyes. Bilerman was one of the engineers on Leonard Cohen's Grammy award winning song "You Want It Darker"
Radio Times is a British weekly magazine which provides radio and television listings. It was the world's first broadcast listings magazine when it was founded in 1923 by John Reith general manager of the British Broadcasting Company became the British Broadcasting Corporation from 1927, it was published in-house by BBC Magazines from 1937 until 2011 when the BBC Magazines division was merged into Immediate Media Company. Radio Times was first issued on 28 September 1923 for the price of 2d, carrying details of BBC wireless programmes. Radio Times was a combined enterprise between the British Broadcasting Company and the publisher George Newnes, who type-set and distributed the magazine, but in 1925 the BBC assumed full editorial control, by 1937 the publication was in-house. The Radio Times established a reputation for using leading writers and illustrators, the covers from the special editions are now collectible design classics. In 1928, Radio Times announced a regular series of'experimental television transmissions by the Baird process' for half an hour every morning.
The launch of the first regular 405-line television service by the BBC was reflected with television listings in the Radio Times edition of 23 October 1936. Thus Radio Times became the first television listings magazine in the world. Only two pages in each edition were devoted to television. However, on 8 January 1937 the magazine published a lavish photogravure supplement and by September 1939, there were three pages of television listings. Britain declared war on Germany on 3 September 1939 and television broadcasting ceased. Radio listings continued throughout the war with a reduced service, but by 1944, paper rationing meant editions were only 20 pages of tiny print on thin paper; when television resumed, the Radio Times expanded with regional editions were introduced. In 1953 the television listings, in the back of the magazine, were placed alongside the daily radio schedules and on 17 February 1957, television listings were moved to a separate section at the front with radio listings relegated to the back.
By the 1950s Radio Times had grown to be the magazine with the largest circulation in Europe, with an average sales of 8.8 million in 1955. Radio Times is published on Tuesdays and carries listings for the following Saturday through to Friday. From 20 April 1964, BBC Two starts broadcasting, the existing "BBCtv" is renamed BBC One on 1 July 1967, BBC Two becomes Europe's first colour television service is launched with the live Wimbledon coverage, two years BBC One is introduced colour service on 15 November 1969. Since Christmas 1969, a double-sized issue has been published each December containing listings for two weeks of programmes; this covered Christmas and New Year listings, but in some years these appear in separate editions, with the two-week period ending just before New Year. The cover of the'Christmas Number' dating from the time when it contained just a single week's listings features a generic festive artwork, atypical for the magazine, which since the 1970s has exclusively used photographic covers for all other issues.
By the 1970s, Radio Times took a stand with "no smoking" policies were beginning to appear for some reason and stopped cigarette advertising from September 1969 within the magazine. On 1 September 1984, the method of web-offset printing was used for the first time, the magazine became brighter and more colourful, gone were the sludgy greys of newsprint and sheets of gravure was replaced by clean blacks on white paper from leafing through although it wasn't until 2 June 1990 that the entire magazine was printed in full colour; until the deregulation of television listings on 1 March 1991, the Radio Times carried programme listings for BBC radio and television channels only, while the ITV-published magazine, TVTimes, carried television programme listings for ITV, from November 1982, Channel 4. Today both publications carry listings for all major terrestrial and satellite television channels in the United Kingdom and following deregulation, new listings magazines began to be published. After the deregulation of television listings, there was strong criticism from other listings magazines that Radio Times was advertised on the BBC, saying that it gave unfair advantage to the publication bearing "If it's on... it's in!" slogan.
The case went to court, but the outcome was that as the Radio Times had close connections with the BBC it would be allowed to be advertised by the BBC. By the early 2000s, advertisements for the publication had become sparse on the BBC; the Radio Times has not been promoted on BBC television and radio channels since 2005, following complaints by rival publications that the promotions were unfair competition. Radio Times gets with the new fresher look on 3 September 1994 as the television listings had the day's name going vertical with "today's choices" replacing "at a glance" on the left of a page, while the major revamp on 25 September 1999, which
Jeri Lynn Ryan is an American actress known for her role as the Borg, Seven of Nine on Star Trek: Voyager, for which she was nominated four times for a Saturn Award and won in 2001. Ryan is known for her role as Veronica "Ronnie" Cooke on Boston Public, she was the legal drama series Shark. In 2009 she guest starred on the series Leverage as Tara Cole. From 2011 to 2013, she starred as Dr. Kate Murphy in the ABC drama series Body of Proof. In 2016, she began appearing as Veronica Allen on the Amazon Prime series Bosch. Was born in Munich, the daughter of Gerhard Florian "Jerry" Zimmermann, a master sergeant in the United States Army, his wife Sharon, a social worker, she has Mark. As a "military brat", Ryan grew up on Army posts in Kansas, Hawaii and Texas; when she was 11, her father retired from the family settled in Paducah, Kentucky. She graduated from Lone Oak High School in 1986, attended Northwestern University, where she was a member of the Alpha Phi sorority. In 1989 Ryan was chosen as Miss Illinois.
She competed in the Miss America 1990 pageant, where she finished as 3rd runner-up winning a preliminary swimsuit competition. She graduated from Northwestern in 1990 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Theatre. After college, she pursued acting full-time in Los Angeles, she made her acting debut in Who's the Boss?, followed that with guest-starring roles in television series such as Melrose Place and The Sentinel, as well as such television films as Co-Ed Call Girl. Her big break came when she won a regular role as the extraterrestrial investigator Juliet Stuart on the television series Dark Skies; the series was cancelled after one season, but the role had drawn the attention of the science-fiction community. In 1997 Ryan was chosen for a role on the science fiction series Star Trek: Voyager as Seven of Nine, a Borg drone, "liberated", or freed, from the Borg's collective consciousness; when she joined the cast in season four, ratings increased 60%. She appeared in Wes Craven's Dracula 2000. After Voyager ended in 2001, Ryan joined the cast of Boston Public in the role of Veronica "Ronnie" Cooke, a frustrated lawyer who becomes a high school teacher.
The series' producer, David E. Kelley, wrote the role for her; the series ended in 2004. Ryan appeared in the romantic comedy film Down with Love and as Lydia in the independent film Men Cry Bullets. Ryan's first film lead was as the last woman left on Earth. In 2005 she had a role in a pilot called Commuters, a suburban version of Desperate Housewives, she had a recurring role as Charlotte Morgan on The O. C. in 2005. Ryan co-starred in the CBS legal drama Shark as Los Angeles County District Attorney Jessica Devlin alongside series lead James Woods, but she did not return for episodes aired after the 2007–2008 Writers Guild of America strike, although she was credited in all four episodes; the series did not air between January 27 and April 29, 2008. CBS cancelled the broadcast of the series after its season-two finale, May 20, 2008, she guest-starred as defense attorney Patrice La Rue on the April 7, 2009, episode of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, her first role since giving birth to her daughter Gisele.
Ryan next won a seven-episode role on the TNT drama Leverage in season 2 as a grifter named Tara Cole, to fill in while series regular Gina Bellman was on maternity leave. She was in the Kevin Tancharoen-directed short film Mortal Kombat: Rebirth as Sonya Blade. Although a film, it was marketed as a web series, with previews scheduled to appear online in June 2010; the web series, Mortal Kombat: Legacy launched in March 2011. Ryan was a regular in the medical drama series Body of Proof, which premiered on March 29, 2011. Ryan has continued to appear in guest roles on genre television series, including the science-fiction series Warehouse 13 as US Marine Major Amanda Lattimer, ex-wife of the series' male lead character Pete Lattimer, in the episode "Queen for a Day". Ryan made a return guest appearance on the TNT drama Leverage in season 4, episode 13 as the grifter Tara Cole, in the episode entitled "The Girls' Night Out Job", which aired December 11, 2011, she appeared for a multi-episode arc in Season 1 of the sci-fi series Helix, which first aired in 2014.
In 1990, while dealing blackjack at a charity event, the actress met investment banker and future Republican political candidate Jack Ryan. The couple married on June 15, 1991, had a son, Alex, on August 15, 1994. Throughout the marriage, they took turns commuting between Los Angeles and Chicago for their careers, but divorced on August 27, 1999. Although Ryan mentioned in an interview for Star Trek that the frequent separations had been difficult for the marriage, the reasons for the divorce were kept sealed at their mutual request. A few years after she joined the Voyager cast, Ryan began dating Star Trek: Voyager producer Brannon Braga. Between February and November 2000, they were stalked by Marlon Estacio Pagtakhan, convicted for harassment and threats in May 2001; when Jack Ryan's campaign for an open United States Senate seat in Illinois began in 2003, the Chicago Tribune newspaper and WLS-TV, the local ABC affiliate, sought to have his records released. Both Jeri and Jack agreed to make their divorce, but not custody, records public, saying their release could be harmful to their son.
On June 18, 2004, Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Robert Schnider agreed to release the custody files. The decision generated much co
Roger Anthony Lemke is a Canadian television and film actor, best known for portraying Three on Syfy's science-fiction drama Dark Matter. In French Canada, Lemke is best known for playing David Rothstein on Radio Canada's comedy-drama Les Hauts et les bas de Sophie Paquin. Anthony Lemke was born in Ontario, he is the child of immigrants, his parents having arrived from The Netherlands and East Prussia in the early 1960s. Lemke attended elementary and high school in French under the immersion programs at Knoxdale Public School, Greenbank Middle School and Sir Robert Borden High School in Nepean. Upon graduation he moved to Ontario to study theatre at the University of Waterloo. Lemke holds degrees in both common law and civil law, having graduated from the McGill University Faculty of Law with Distinction. Lemke landed his first professional role in a production of the play Nurse Jane Goes to Hawaii by the Canadian playwright Allan Stratton at what is now the King's Wharf Theatre, his first role in a TV series followed shortly thereafter.
He got the role because he could speak Czech from the year he spent teaching English in the Czech Republic. In 2000 Lemke landed the role of the mustachio-twirling mercenary Captain Grisham on the fantasy-genre series The Queen of Swords, which Variety Magazine declared a "guilty pleasure", he played James Murphy, the son of Alex Murphy, in RoboCop: Prime Directives, a four-part mini-series that aired in 2001. In 2003 Lemke enrolled in law school at the McGill University in Montreal, during which time he continued to act, including regular roles on the Montreal-shot series 15/Love and CBC Television's Rumours, he portrayed Rob Smith in A Life Interrupted, nominated for the Best TV Movie at the 2008 Gemini Awards. Since returning full-time to acting after law school, Lemke has a deep collection of credits to his name in both English and French. In 2008 he joined the cast of Radio Canada's comedy-drama Les Hauts et les bas de Sophie Paquin, playing David Rothstein, a character that Montreal newspaper La Presse numbers among the few anglophone characters to "mark the soul" of Quebecers.
He followed up in French with recurring roles on Mémoires Vives, Nouvelle Adresse, all of which are Gémeaux Award nominated TV series. In 2011, he joined the casts of Lost Girl and Montreal-shot Blue Mountain State for multiple-episode arcs; the same year, Lemke took on the part of Le Vulgaire in the bi-lingual film Rouge Sang. In 2014, Lemke reprised his role of Brian Becker for the fifth season of CTV and Fox International's The Listener, a role he had played during season 1. Lemke began a 7-episode run over two seasons on Bravo's police drama 19-2 as SQ Officer Dan Malloy; the series received 10 Canadian Screen Award nominations, including best dramatic series. In 2014, Lemke was cast in the role of "Three" in the science fiction television series Dark Matter; the series shot 39 episodes over three seasons from 2015–2017. Lemke appeared in all 39 episodes. Lemke married classical musician Maria Gacesa in 2001, they have lived most of their lives since in Montreal. In 2014, Lemke and his family moved to Ontario.
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