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Who needs a tow truck: Man vs Impossible joins list of Thunder Over Georgia performers

Who needs a tow truck: Man vs Impossible joins list of Thunder Over Georgia performers

Mark Kirsch, strong man for “Man vs. Impossible,” pulls a C-17 Globemaster III from a hangar at Joint Base Charleston, S.C., March 27, 2018. Kirsch, a Tacoma, Wash. native, has been pulling aircraft at various military installations around the world for over 10 years and is scheduled to perform during the 2019 Thunder Over Georgia Air Show, Sept. 28-29, at Robins Air Force Base, Georgia. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joshua Maund)

Who needs a tow truck: Man vs Impossible joins list of Thunder Over Georgia performers

Mark Kirsch, the strongman in "Man vs. Impossible," will be returning to Thunder Over Georgia, Sept. 28-29, to showcase his feats of strength at Robins Air Force Base, Georgia. Kirsch pulled a C-130 aircraft at the 2016 Thunder Over Georgia Air Show. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Andrea Salazar)

At a Glance:

◾Gates open at 9 a.m.
◾Opening ceremonies start at 10 a.m.
◾Admission and parking are free in designated areas.
◾Times and performances are subject to change.

WHAT TO KNOW: The #ThunderOverGeorgia2019 air show is going to be action packed this year! Make sure to bookmark www.robins.af.mil/airshow for all the latest – from performers to tips and parking. Mark your calendars now for Sept. 28 and 29, 2019. Find out more on the Robins Air Force Base website at: https://www.robins.af.mil, and you can follow the air show on Facebook at facebook.com/RobinsPublicAffairs.

ROBINS AIR FORCE BASE, Ga. -- Folks who have met him will tell you that when Mark Kirsch is around, you won’t need a tow truck.

Who needs a tow truck: Man vs Impossible joins list of Thunder Over Georgia performers
Mark Kirsch speaks with guests during the 42nd Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force – Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni Friendship Day at MCAS Iwakuni, Japan, May 5, 2018. Kirsch, the strongman in Man vs. Impossible, will be performing in the 2019 Thunder Over Georgia Air Show, Sept. 28-29, at Robins Air Force Base, Georgia. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Nathan J. Maysonet)
Who needs a tow truck: Man vs Impossible joins list of Thunder Over Georgia performers
Who needs a tow truck: Man vs Impossible joins list of Thunder Over Georgia performers
Mark Kirsch speaks with guests during the 42nd Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force – Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni Friendship Day at MCAS Iwakuni, Japan, May 5, 2018. Kirsch, the strongman in Man vs. Impossible, will be performing in the 2019 Thunder Over Georgia Air Show, Sept. 28-29, at Robins Air Force Base, Georgia. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Nathan J. Maysonet)
Photo By: Lance Cpl. Nathan Maysonet
VIRIN: 190505-M-GT227-0486
Kirsh is known for his ability to move and pull large objects. You know, like the C-130 aircraft he pulled at Robins’ last air show in 2016.

At other air shows, he’s pulled other military aircraft – including a C-17 Globemaster at Joint Base Charleston, South Carolina, in 2018 – down taxiways or in static display areas of Air Force air shows and open houses.

The strongman’s “Man vs. Impossible” demonstration is set to make an appearance at the Thunder Over Georgia Air Show at Robins Air Force Base, Sept. 28 and 29, where he will once again put his strength and determination on display.

So, you might be thinking, “Well, what’s the trick? How does he do it?”

All right, we’ll let you in on the secret. He does it with a harness … a rope … and his bare hands.

Kirsch has been performing for audiences for over 11 years, pulling jumbo jets at airshows across the country.

If you want to catch Kirsch in person, mark your calendars for Sept. 28 and 29, and head on over to Robins Air Force Base in Middle Georgia. The show will also feature the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds and F-22 demonstration teams as well as other military and civilian demonstrations.

 

Editor’s note: All acts are subject to change.