Howard “Howdy” McCann Jr.

Professional Announcer

Howard “Howdy” McCann Jr. sadly passed away on March 9, 2023 at his home. He was with our company for nearly 30 years. He was a very knowledgeable,  fun-loving, and entertaining Event Announcer with work that took him all over the United States and Caribbean with Schultz Airshows and was one of the best EVER in the Airshow Industry. Howdy had worked with all of the major jet teams, parachute teams, and single ship tactical demonstration teams including the Esquadrilha da Fumaça.

He was a mentor, confidant, story-teller, larger-than-life person that touched tens of millions of people in his lifetime. He was the first person that was hired when Schultz Airshows started and he loved all aspects of Aviation, Announcing, and becoming friends with thousands of Airshow performers, event organizers, veterans, and fans. His voice will never be forgotten.

Howdy announced for the Brazilian Smoke Squadron during their 2010 tour, announced for well over 500 airshows with us, and was an Honorary US Army Golden Knight.

Howdy McCann Jr working with our Airboss for Show Sequencing
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