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USAF A-10 THUNDERBOLT II DEMO TEAM
The A-10 is the Air Force’s premier close air support aircraft, providing invaluable protection to the troops on the ground. The Air Combat Command A-10 Thunderbolt II Demonstration Team, stationed out of Davis-Monthan Air Force Base in Arizona, brings aircraft to air shows around the country to showcase the unique combat capabilities of the A-10 “Warthog”. They performer precision aerial maneuvers while highlighting the mission and professionalism of the men and women of the United States Air Force. Additionally, the team brings attention to the air force’s proud history by flying formations with historical aircraft in the Air Force Heritage Flight.
CHOREGRAPHED PYROMUSICAL & FIREWORKS SHOW
Saving the best for last! Don’t miss as aircraft and fireworks are choregraphed to an awesome playlist of songs that will get you on your feet!
When the sun goes down, GhostWriter lights up the Night! With over 200 pounds of pyro and illuminating LED lights, the stars become a backdrop for our trail from sparks and aerial burst of color. Originally designed as a trainer for the Royal Canadian Air Force, the 1956 deHavilland Chipmunk has been specially modified for Airshow aerobatics and Skywriting. Watch as pilot Nathan Hammond dazzles the night skies!
MATT YOUNKIN in a BEECH 18
Check out Matt Younkin and his Beech 18 as he showcases one of the most unusual acts on the airshow circuit. The Beech 18 was never designed for aerobatic flight, however, in Matt’s hands it executes a series of Cuban eights, point-rolls and even loops! You won’t want to miss the “Elephant Waltz” in which Matt rocks the wings of this huge transport more than 90 degrees with the landing gear and flaps extended!
Don’t miss his night performance…
Matt Younkin thrills audiences with the world’s only nighttime aerobatic display in a Beech 18. Equipped with 17 spotlights and 13 strobes, the top this huge transport airplane lights up the night sky. Smoke, noise, choreography, and an incredible musical score, captivates audiences in this one-of-a-kind performance!
KEN REIDER in a RV-8
Don’t miss Ken Reider’s performance that lights up the skies over with heart-stopping aerobatics enhanced by luminescent flairs and showering pyrotechnics!
MICHAEL GOULIAN AEROSPORTS
Mike Goulian doesn’t just fly an air show; he attacks it. Every roll, pull, and tumble of in his Extra NG is a deliberate execution of precision. With his aggressive approach to the air show arena, Mike Goulian has mastered the ability to convey his message of passion through flight. Don’t miss this action-packed performance!
ROB HOLLAND AEROSPORTS
Rob Holland is one of the most decorated, respected, and innovative aerobatic pilots and airshow performers in the world today. Flying the MXS-RH, an all-carbon fiber, competition–ready, single-seat aerobatic airplane designed and built by MX Aircraft, Rob Holland brings an unrivaled performance to airshows across North America, thrilling millions of spectators with his dynamic and breathtaking display.
BILL STEIN in an EDGE 540
Bill Stein’s passion for precision flying is evident with his dazzling air show routine in his Zivko Edge 540. He has logged over 5,000 hours of aerobatic and formation flight beginning when he was still a student pilot and has been dedicated to perfecting his skills ever since.
KEVIN COLEMAN in an EXTRA 300 SHP
Kevin Coleman is one of the younger pilots on the airshow circuit, flying an Extra 300 SHP with a roll rate of 400 degrees per second and +/-10g capabilities. He is a second-generation pilot and air show performer, flying his first show at only 18, and took lessons and aerobatic training with late aviation and aerobatic legend Marion Cole at age 10. Since then, Kevin has logged more than 2,500 hours, has flown at the Red Bull Air Races, and has earned a spot on the U.S. Advanced Aerobatics Team.
JIM PEITZ in a ONE-OF-A-KIND BONANZA
This specialized Beechcraft F33C Bonanza, one of only 118 built, performs an amazing demonstration that will leave fans completely mesmerized! It is capable of a wide range of aerobatic maneuvers (unusual for a Bonanza) including loops, point rolls, barrel rolls, snap rolls, Cuban eights, and hammerheads (yes, it goes vertical). The Bonanza handles it all in style and with Jim’s expert touch he makes it all look easy.
LEE LAUDERBACK in the P-51 MUSTANG ‘CRAZY HORSE 2’
Legendary pilot, Lee Lauderback, will demonstrate how the most famous fighter of World War II, P-51 Mustang, achieve its fame with its high-performance maneuvering. Don’t miss as this iconic aircraft performs low-level maneuvers such as vertical rolls, barrel rolls, inverted passes, Cuban eights, loops, point rolls and tuck-under break to landing. You don’t want to miss it!!
HIGH FLIGHT MUSTANGS P-51 DEMO TEAM “MAD MAX & LITTLE WITCH”
Lou Horschel and Ariel Luedi form a unique P-51 acrobatic demo team. “Mad Max” is a Cavalier Mustang II that flew with El Savador FAS 401 in 1969. “Little Witch” was originally built as a D-Model and was transferred to the RCAF Squadron 420 in 1950. Check out these two beautiful Mustangs as they perform together.
DAVID MARTIN in his BEECHCRAFT BARON
David Martin is one of the most versatile airshow performers on the circuit today flying full blown airshows in multiple types of aircraft. He will be flying his twin engine stock Beechcraft Baron doing aerobatics and an amazing demonstration of energy management during the dead stick portion of his airshow.