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Springville native Phil Henderson has logged a number of flight hours in his 35 year career as a pilot. Many of those came as a pilot for Southwest Airlines. However, Henderson has a great number of hours flying in airshows and competitions.

Henderson, his world famous Texas T-Cart, and many other aerobatic talents will be on display Saturday during the Springville Airshow.  He recently stopped by the radio station to tell listeners what to expect from the show.

Henderson is also a cancer survivor and says that he uses his show to inspire people and to be an example of how the disease can be defeated.

“…we’re doing an inspirational performance now, because everybody in that airshow audience either have a friend that’s dealing with it (cancer) or they’re dealing with it. It’s affecting everybody,” says Henderson.

Phil also says that most people don’t think of pilots as athletes, but he states that he works out just like a football player would to keep his body in shape for his performances and he says that’s another area of inspiration when it comes to cancer recovery.

“It can be done. If you’re dealing with cancer…. you can overcome it. I’ve gone from almost dying to the top of the athletic game.”

The airshow is set to begin at 11:00 am Saturday, May 30 at the Springville Airport.

For more information, visit the Springville Airshow on Facebook.

Jim Sherwood serves as chief creative, brand strategist, lead developer, meticulous project manager, and station collaborator for all Skyrocket Radio sites and projects.

Jim got his start in radio at WLSM in the small town of Louisville, MS in 1988. Since then he has worked on-air in all day parts and has held nearly every other station position at one time or another. Jim has worked for radio stations in several states and for iHeartMedia (Clear Channel Radio), CBS Radio, Cumulus Broadcasting and a few small locally-owned stations. He even hosted a morning show on an aircraft carrier for two years while in the Navy. Jim has a passion for radio history, music, gadgets and all kinds of geeky web stuff.

After 14 years at Clear Channel Radio, Jim left the industry in 2013 to devote full-time attention to his company, Mediagin Creative, a small freelance creative agency that develops WordPress websites as well as produces commercials for radio and TV. After being asked by the Mississippi Association of Broadcasters to speak to a panel of small market station owners about the need for better websites, it became apparent that an easy to use and low-cost solution was needed to assist smaller markets in competing for online ad dollars. Skyrocket Radio was born.

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