The History of ZAR and His "Starship Pride"
JIMMY FRANKLIN ALIAS "ZAR"
As Zar the gallant knight, Jimmy flew a Ted Smith Aerostar 600. The Aerostar was designed as a business machine, a device to move three piece executives around without wasting their time or messing their hair. It cruises at 265 m.p.h. and has a top speed of 300 m.p.h..
The Aerostar’s sleek lines appeal to generations brought up thinking all airplanes are powered by turbines. Pilots and engineers, who understand for what the ship was intended, marveled at the gyrations it performed under Jimmy’s touch.
Zar (Jimmy) received the first Art Scholl Memorial Showmanship Award in 1986 for this act, and in 1989 he received the coveted Bill Barber Award for Showmanship for "ZAR" and his acts in the wild Waco "Mystery Ship".
Jimmy performed ZAR from 1983 to 1991 at over 360 airshows.
THE STORY OF “ZAR” AND HIS STARSHIP PRIDE
Zar, exiled knight to the benevolent monarch King Zon, betrothed ruler of Zufrinia billions of lite years from the planet earth. Zar is the greatest starship captain of the Universe and commander of all Kind Zon’s planetary forces. He pilots the starship “Pride”, space module of the mother battleship “Hope”.
Zar is flying a singular dedicated mission to recruit the aid and support of all earthlings so that he might return to Zufrinia to fight the evil dictator Itola and his terrible legions from planet Notzia. The gangster, Itola, hold prisoner the kindly ruler King Zon and his lovely daughter Princess Audeana.
Zar has vowed that both he and the Starship Pride will wear the cloak of black in mourning of his oppressed people until once again the light of freedom shines and he has rescued the one he loves.
Join in this crusade earthlings, young and old, to save a far away planet much the same as your own and return a people to the freedom and happiness they so richly deserve.
Find the planet Zufrinia in the night sky.