Star of Disney’s Planes to appear at Oshkosh

The star of Disney’s “Planes,” the animated feature set to be released this summer, will be featured at this year’s AirVenture in Oshkosh during the airshow.

Playing the role of Dusty in the airshow performances is Texas-based aerial applicator Rusty Lindeman, who customized one of his own Air Tractor AT-301 airplanes to match Dusty’s paint scheme and features.

Manufactured in Olney, Texas, Air Tractor aircraft are used for agricultural spraying, seeding and fertilizing, plus forestry protection, fire fighting and more in the U.S. and more than 30 countries around the world.

“We’re happy to help bring Dusty to life for the performances and hope that the audience will have fun and learn a bit more about the importance of aerial application in modern agriculture,” said Air Tractor’s Kristin Edwards.

Dusty will perform accompanied by a Disney musical score  July 29, July 31, and Aug. 2.

In addition, the movie will come to life with a colorful interactive display at Oshkosh that will be loaded with activities. The display, which is a great attraction for children and adults alike, will be located just north of the AirVenture control tower and feature stickers, tattoos, coloring sheets and more featuring all of the characters from “Disney’s Planes.”

The movie also will be shown at AirVenture. It opens in theaters Aug. 9.

“Disney’s Planes” features Dusty (voice of Dane Cook), a plane with dreams of competing as a high-flying air racer. But Dusty’s not exactly built for racing—and he happens to be afraid of heights. So he turns to a seasoned naval aviator who helps Dusty qualify to take on the defending champ of the race circuit. Dusty’s courage is put to the ultimate test as he aims to reach heights he never dreamed possible, giving a spellbound world the inspiration to soar.

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