By Zach Smith
The News Tribune
Thousands of spectators are set to converge on Joint Base Lewis-McChord for its biannual 2012 Air Expo this weekend. While there, they will get a up-close look at why Lt. Col. John Klatt of the Air National Guard is billed as one of the top aerobatic pilots in the world.
Klatt, 45, has been flying planes since he was 17. He has accumulated more than 15,000 hours of flight time, flying a range of planes including an F-16 Fighting Falcon and a C-130 Hercules.