ELGIN WELLS AND THE STARJAMMER
For over fourteen years, Elgin has been working on the ultimate air show plane. He loves to music, entertaining and flying, combining those resulted in the STARJAMMER. This plane features over 250 multicolored lights and an onboard speaker system of 4,000 watts to play the music in which he choreographed his performance.
Elgin is a singer and songwriter at heart, with his roots in music he tried to combine his hobby of flying with his passion for music. The passion for flying came from his father, a WWII P-38 Squadron Commander. After the military his father became a pilot for Delta Airlines, so Elgin grew up around airplanes. Unfortunately for his father, all Elgin wanted to do was fly upside down. Trying to discourage this notion he pushed him towards music, which worked for almost twenty years. When Elgin turned forty his father bought him a sortie with aerial combat simulation, the flame was lit and wasn’t going to be put out. He started aerobatic competitions at air shows almost simultaneously.
Being a musician and a pilot is a far cry from building an airplane, but that is exactly what he wanted to do. It is not a small undertaking as many know, so his work of art portrays his dedication to his crafts. The Starjammer has given this artist a one of a kind instrument to entertain air show crowds in a way they have never seen before.
Read more about the birth of the Starjammer and Elgin’s journey into flying in this EAA Sport Aviation article.
For a sneak preview of his performance