Kent Lane 


Kent Lane proudly kicks off the rodeo with a presentation of Old Glory, like you’ve never seen before. Kent has about 8,000 jumps both in competition and exhibition. He began skydiving in 1976 and is a USPA rated instructor (including Tandem) and judge.

Kent competed on a national and world level winning several gold medals and overall champion cups in US Precision Freefall Championships. 2 Time World Champion competing on the US Team. Held 3 World Records.

He has performed in several high profile events such as the Olympics in the US and Seoul, Korea. NFL Football Games for New York, Cleveland, Denver, San Diego, Oakland and Los Angeles. Major League Baseball, Indy Car, Nascar. Delivered pizza via air delivery to Jay Leno for halftime at the NFL Rams game aired on the Tonight Show. One of 100 Skydivers who descended all over downtown San Francisco introducing T Mobile. Took tourists for tandem skydives at beach resorts in the US and Mexico.

Kent has competed all over the world including China, Soviet Union (Russia), South Africa, Yugoslavia... Coached Special Forces in Taiwan. Participated in the recent World Record of 400 skydivers in one formation in Thailand. He also skydived in the Wesley Snipes movie called Drop Zone and flew as pilot for various media and television.

Kent owns Ortega Mountain Ranch in Southern California living with 15 horses, 2 burros, 2 rabbits, 3 cats, 6 fish, 1 turtle, and 1 incredible woman.




Don't Try This at Home: Flying U Rodeo Brings Bull Jumping to the US

Flying U Rodeo’s newest addition to spectacular entertainment for rodeo audiences across the west is “Frenchy the Flying Bull Jumper”. Making his debut to a sold out Reno Rodeo audience on Friday night, June 26, Frenchman Manu Lataste wowed the audience with his skill and daring.

See the video as featured on Wrangler Network



Upcoming Events



Whiskey Flat Daze Rodeo 

Feburary 18-19, 2017
Kernville, CA

Join us when Kernville reverts to its old name "Whiskey Flat" for a nostalgic weekend of fun for the entire family.




Red Bluff Round-Up    

April 22-23 
Red Bluff, CA

The 96th annual Red Bluff Round-Up, the largest 3 day rodeo in the country, runs April 21-23, 2017. 




Gold Country Pro Rodeo      

April 29-30, 2017
Auburn, CA 

The Gold Country Pro Rodeo is an annual community event coproduced by Cotton Rosser/FlyingU Rodeo Company and EzEvents, Inc.