Welcome to Flying by Troy!

We are Flying by Troy! As our name suggests, we provide safe performer flying effects for theater companies and aerialists in a wide range of venues. But we do more than just help actors defy gravity in beloved shows like Mary Poppins, Aladdin, and Peter Pan. We also offer hard-to-find set rentals and flying prop rentals to help complete your production.

If you’ve got someone to fly, we’re the guys to call.

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Flying By Troy has helped hundreds of thespians and ariel artists take flight. You could be one of them.

Our Reputation is Our Brand


We are always examining our processes, procedures, and equipment. Safety is the cultivated culture at Flying By Troy. We begin and end each production with safety.


We are founded and run by ETCP certified technicians who have years of experience as riggers, designers, educators and even performers. We bring our diversity of experience to every production.


We design our systems exclusively with domestically produced components that are well-suited for the extreme demands of dynamic flying systems.


We will work with you to find the most affordable path to the safe creation of your desired effect and pass the savings on to you.


We work with a wide range of flyers- from professional aerial artists to elementary aged thespians. If you have a vision, we will work with you to translate that vision into flight.

Have any questions? Call us now!  (317) 509-3220

Flying Effects and More

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Flying Prop Rentals

We have specialty props that are made for the specific purpose of flight. Does your Cinderella need a pumpkin carriage? Does your Aladdin need a flying carpet? We have them all set & ready to take flight.
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Set Rentals

We have all the hard to find specialty props for both aerial work and regular show needs. We even have complete set rentals for many popular shows like Mary Poppins, Peter Pan, and Beauty and the Beast.
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Meet Your Flight Crew

Flight Captain

Troy Trinkle

Troy Trinkle founded Flying By Troy to provide safe performance rigging to theatres across Indiana and the rest of the country. Troy has countless years of experience both on and off the stage. Troy serves as head flight captain of Flying By Troy and works to personally train all riggers to meet his safety requirements.

Performance Rigger

Bill Auld

William Ian Auld is an ETCP Certified Rigger for Theater and Arena Rigging and is one of the few dozen people in the world who is an ETCP Recognized Trainer. He has been involved with theater his whole life, and for over two decades, on four continents, and across dozens of countries, he has traveled the world flying people on wires.

He earned his MFA in Theater from Northern Illinois University, and holds a Master’s degree from Bowling Green State University and the University of Wales, Aberystwyth, in the United Kingdom. He currently is a professor at Kent State University and has had gigs as the Technical Director for the Lookingglass Theater Company in Chicago as well as the Venue Technician at the La Jolla Playhouse in San Diego.

Prior to all this theater work, however, he spent several happy years of his life jumping out of perfectly good airplanes with the United States Army Airborne Corps.

Performance Rigger

Josh Hasty

Joshua Hasty is originally from Charlotte, North Carolina, and has been working in the world of theatre for nearly 20 years. He and his wife moved from Charleston, South Carolina to Indianapolis in the fall of 2016. He and his wife have two wonderful boys, Austin and Gabriel.

Joshua graduated from Mars Hill University in 2008 with a Bachelor’s degree in Technical Theatre. He has worked professionally in many locations including The Santa Fe Opera, Charleston Stage, Wando High School, and S.A.R.T, to name a few. He is currently the Technical Director at the Tarkington Theatre at the Center for the Performing Arts in Carmel, Indiana.

He is excited to be starting his career in the flying industry and wants to thank Troy for the opportunity he has provided. When he is not working, he loves playing golf, learning new hobbies or just hanging out with his family and binge watching anything he can find (typically The Office or Parks and Rec).

Performance Rigger

Quinten James

Quinten James is an Encore Award winner for his lighting designs and a highly sought after theatre technician in the Indianapolis area. He is the Auditorium director for Marian University, and has tenure at the Booth Tarkington Civic Theater where he held the title of Lead Rigger. He still regularly designs for such companies as the Actors Theatre of Indiana, and the Indianapolis Opera.

It was at this last company that, when Flying by Troy was brought in to produce their performer rigging effects, he discovered his passion for flying people. Since then Quinten has followed that passion to become a Master Rigger for Flying by Troy. His favorite show is Pippin.

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