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The Flying Tenor Graces the Tri-Cities for Water Follies

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PASCO, Wash. - The Water Follies will offer something new in the air this year. Despite sequestration, the sky show will still go on and this year it will have a new musical twist.

Of the seven planes that will be performing each day in five different acts, one of those is a breed of his own. Meet Will Allen, the Flying Tenor. He's a lifelong musician who combined two of his favorite passions and calls it work.


"I actually feel really lucky about that because some people struggle to find their passion. I always want them to because man, if you can go after your passion, it's awesome. And how lucky am I, I get to do both of them," said Allen.

Allen is an instructor, he competes and does incredible aerobatics while singing patriotic tunes. He practiced Thursday and described his favorite in flight maneuver.

"It might be the torque roll that I do, basically I'm rolling, going up until the airplane stops going up and if I time it well, with the smoke, I poke out of the smoke and the airplane goes backwards into it," Allen said.

You can catch him in action at Water Follies and here him singing along to choreographed numbers on KONA radio.

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