John Klatt Airshows introduces the Jet Waco “Screamin’ Sasquatch”

JACK LINK’S® BEEF JERKY PARTNERS WITH JOHN KLATT AIRSHOWS TO INTRODUCE THE SCREAMIN’ SASQUATCH

The Screamin’ Sasquatch is a One-of-a-kind Jet Waco Aircraft Set to Take Flight in 2014 Minong, Wis. and Las Vegas (Dec. 2, 2013) — For more than a century, air shows featuring daring feats by military and civilian aircraft have dazzled crowds, brought families together at key moments in time and rallied support for those who serve our country. Now, Jack Link’s® Beef Jerky, the leading U.S. meat snack brand, goes full throttle in taking air show acts to new heights with its sponsorship of a one-of-a-kind, jet-powered aerobatic biplane capable of flying straight up at maximum speed – the “Screamin’ Sasquatch.”

The Screamin’ Sasquatch was unveiled tonight at the International Council of Air Shows in Las Vegas, giving air show industry insiders the opportunity to experience its wildness up close before it takes to the skies with John Klatt Airshows in 2014. The airplane, a Taperwing Waco made famous by barnstormers of the 1920s and 30s, adds the modern twist of a jet engine that will thrill spectators with amazing sights and sounds. John Klatt, a Lieutenant Colonel in the Air National Guard, who fought in Operation Iraqi Freedom in Iraq, and Jeff Boerboon, a U.S. Unlimited Aerobatics Champion, will pilot the Screamin’ Sasquatch.

Jack Link’s will be highly visible with John Klatt Airshows as part of this partnership. From the classic barnstorming design on the Screamin’ Sasquatch, to product sampling with the Jack Link’s Wild Side Truck and appearances by brand icon Sasquatch, spectators will be able to immerse themselves in the untamed spirit of the brand. The partnership also provides another opportunity for the brand to demonstrate its strong heritage of supporting the U.S. military. As a top military food supplier, Jack Link’s offers products, gifts and support to active troops and veterans, supports the Wounded Warrior Project and employs many veterans.

“John Klatt Airshows and Jack Link’s both embody the ‘Feed Your Wild Side’ attitude,” said Kevin Papacek, director of marketing at Jack Link’s Beef Jerky. “John Klatt and the Screamin’ Sasquatch will be quite the attraction, thrilling crowds who attend air shows next year.”

“Jack Link’s shares our passion for adventure, entertainment and camaraderie. Thanks to this new partnership, air show fans are in for one wild ride during the 2014 season,” said John Klatt, president, John Klatt Airshows and featured performer.

JACK LINK’S BEEF JERKY – Feed Your Wild Side Headquartered in Minong, Wis., Jack Link’s is the leader in the meat snack category and fastest-growing meat snack manufacturer worldwide. The Jack Link’s brand represents a heritage of quality and consumer trust. Well known for its iconic Messin’ With Sasquatch advertising campaign, Jack Link’s offers more than 100 premium meat snack products at retail outlets in more than 40 countries. Check out JackLinks.com for more information on the brand.

About John Klatt Airshows John Klatt has thrilled millions of air show spectators across America with a unique blend of precision, power and performance. He has served in the Air National Guard for more than 20 years flying combat, air support and humanitarian missions throughout the world in the F-16 “Fighting Falcon” and the C-130 “Hercules” aircraft. John Klatt Airshows bring world-class precision power aerobatics to air shows all across America. Jack Link’s Beef Jerky has teamed with John to bring you a truly unique experience. For more information visit www.johnklattairshows.com.

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