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Phillips 66 Lubricants Becomes the Premier Sponsor of Aerobatic Flight Team
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Phillips 66 Lubricants Becomes the Premier Sponsor of Aerobatic Flight Team
The Aerostars receive a new name and will serve as brand ambassadors

OSHKOSH, Wis., July 20, 2017– Phillips 66 Lubricants announces their sponsorship of the Phillips 66 Aerostars, a precision aerobatic demo team who have been known to captivate air show audiences throughout the Midwest. The aerobatics team, previously known as the Aerostars, are officially being renamed and rebranded as the “Phillips 66 Aerostars.” The 3-member pilot team made up of Harvey Meek, David Monroe and Paul Hornick is growing to include a fourth member, Gerry Molidor. The team is representing Phillips 66 Lubricants at eight air shows in 2017.

For more than a decade the Phillips 66 Aerostars have dazzled audiences with formation aerobatics, including day and night performances. Highlights of their talents include tight formation loops and barrel rolls–flown at distances no more than three feet from each other–as well as the team‘s signature maneuvers like the heart in the sky, the twinkie roll and the flip and flop.

The Phillips 66 Aerostars are proud supporters of Phillips 66 Lubricants, using Phillips 66 X/C Aviation Oil in their Yak 52TW planes and Phillips 66 Shield motor oil in their personal vehicles. They will serve as official Phillips 66 Lubricants brand ambassadors to automotive enthusiasts, private pilots, aircraft owners, aircraft mechanics and Young Eagles pilots who represent the next generation of flyers.

“Phillips 66 oils and fuels are products we believe in; we were convincing pilots to use
Phillips 66 aviation oil even prior to our partnership,” said Left Wing Pilot, Paul Hornick.

“Phillips 66 relies on knowledgeable, engaged and enthusiastic ambassadors that are proven leaders in their field,” said Phillips 66 Brand Director, Phil Sontag. “The Phillips 66 Aerostars pilots are among the best in their field and we are thrilled to expand our partnership with them to include an official ambassadorship role.”

Meet the Team at EAA AirVenture at Phillips 66 Tent 430
• Harvey “Boss” Meek (Team Lead), David “Cupid” Monroe (Right Wing), Paul “Rocket” Hornick (Left Wing) and Gerry “Fossil” Molidor (New Team Member)
• Scheduled autograph signings on Mon, July 24, and Tue, July 25, from 2 – 3 p.m. and Wed, July 26, and Thu, July 27, from 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.

See the Phillips 66 Aerostars Planes
• Visit with pilots and explore the striking grey and red Yak 52TW, former Soviet-designed, Romanian-built, WWII-type aerobatic trainers.
• View in the Warbird section at the 2017 EAA AirVenture Fly-In and Convention in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, July 24–30, 2017.


About Phillips 66
Phillips 66 is a diversified energy manufacturing and logistics company. With a portfolio of Midstream, Chemicals, Refining, and Marketing and Specialties businesses, the company processes, transports, stores and markets fuels and products globally. As one of the largest finished lubricants suppliers in the U.S., Phillips 66 Lubricants is known for manufacturing and marketing high-quality base oils and sophisticated formulations in three lubricant brands: Phillips 66®, Kendall® Motor Oil and Red Line® Synthetic Oil. These premier products reach across every key market sector, including automotive, trucking, agriculture, aviation, power generation, mining and construction. For more information, visit and like us on Facebook.
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