When most youngsters were building model aircraft, Danny Clisham was already involved in the real thing. Growing up in the world of loops, rolls and spins made him a natural in the modern-day air show business.

Danny pursued an aviation career shortly after graduation from high school by first purchasing a Piper Cub and then soloing. Having successfully achieved his boyhood dream, he became a professional pilot for a major airline.

As a career airline pilot, Danny set and has broken world-class speed records. While an American Airlines captain, he set a new speed record of just under 600 miles per hour. These records are officially sanctioned by the National Aeronautic Association, the United States representative of world record keeper Federation Aeronautique Internationale in Paris.

Currently, Danny is one of a small corps of test pilots hand-picked for participation in a Boeing 747 supertanker project. He has over 30,000 hours of flying time.

Known for fresh, lively, knowledge-based commentary, Danny is one of America’s most popular air show announcers.

In the course of his career, he has entertained millions of attendees at air shows throughout North America.

Sponsoring organizations have long relied on Danny’s professionalism and credibility. He repeatedly puts on performances that thrill audiences and keep them coming back year after year.

Awards to his credit include:

  • Inductee, International Council of Air Shows Foundation Air Show Hall of Fame.
  • Bill Barber Award for Showmanship, awarded annually by World Airshow News magazine and the friends and family of Bill Barber.
  • Art Scholl Memorial Showmanship Award, given by the International Council of Air Shows, in recognition of an air show ace that best exemplifies Scholl’s "legacy of showmanship."
  • Sword of Excellence, also presented by the International Council of Air Shows. This award is given to an individual in honor of outstanding overall service and personal contribution to the air show industry.
  • Clifford W. Henderson Achievement Award. Given by the Cleveland National Air Show, this annual prize honors a performer who has contributed to the industry and demonstrated a "profound belief in aviation."
  • Favorite Announcer Readers Choice Award in 1996, from General Aviation News and Flyer.
  • Honorary Member of the Snowbirds, Canadian Forces Jet Demonstration Team. As an inductee, Danny becomes a member of an elite society that counts fewer than 100 members worldwide.
  • Member, Screen Actors Guild. Hollywood’s motion picture companies call on Danny for his talent and expertise on both sides of the camera.

As you enjoy your next air show, listen carefully for the expertise and colorful commentary of SkyTalker Danny Clisham.

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