was born June 12, 1956 in Newton, Iowa. He grew up and still resides
in Bettendorf, IA and learned to fly in 1974 at the Davenport Municipal
Airport, Davenport, IA where he is still based out of. In 1991,
Steve set the World Time-To-Climb record for the 3000M/Class C-1.a,
Group I classification and held that record for five years until 1996.
He has won numerous regional International Aerobatic Club competitions
flying in the Unlimited category.
Having flown in both the U.S. Nationals Aerobatic Championships held
in Texas as well as the International Aerobatic Club Championships of
the Americas held at Fondulac, Wisconsin each year, along with flying
in the prestigious Fondulac Cup Invitational Event, Steve hopes to someday
gain a team member slot on the U.S. Aerobatic Team and have a chance
to represent the United States and compete at a World Aerobatic Championships
event usually held in Europe. Steve is also employed full time
as a machinist at ALCOA Davenport Works and is currently not married.
He has been flying airshows for several years whenever his busy schedule
will allow him the time. His one and only crew member is his brother
The Can-Am Super Pitts
Airshow and Competition Airplane The plane Steve Jackovich
uses for both competition flying and when he set the World Time-To-Climb
record was built by Rich Bastian of Burns, Wyoming and weighs in at
an amazingly low 785 pounds when empty. This highly modified Pitts S1
hybrid is powered by a Lycoming AEIO-360 on steroids, putting out 230+
horsepower while swinging a German made MT composite constant speed
aerobatic propeller. The wings were designed and built in Canada
by former Canadian Aerobatic Champion Gordon Price. They produce a phenomenal
unprecedented cosmic roll rate, which combined with all the other aerodynamic
refinements and outstanding power to weight ratio, allow for a superb,
original and unforgettable airshow performance.
Some of the maneuvers you will see at a
Steve Jackovich Airshow
1. Ape Hanger.
2. Krysta Loop.
3. Knife Edge flight, an outside Knife Edge Turn along with a Knife
Edge Roll sequence.
4. A Jackovich original Helicopter Torque Roll.
5. Cascade Roll.
6. Segmented Hammerhead Turn with a twist.
7. Assorted Vertical and Horizontal Rolls, Slow Rolls and Point Rolls.
8. Volcano with a Tail Slide.
9. Rolling Half Loop.
10. Rolling Turns and Circles.
11. Vertical Reverse.
12. Torque Roll.
13. Lomcevak Variations. *Along with the special surprise
of a possible Inverted Harrier Pass and/or a Double Eventail.*