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Team Aeroshell

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Team Aeroshell

The Aeroshell Team has been performing for over twenty years, amassing thousands of hours in front of airship fans all over North America.

The North American Advanced Trainer AT-6 “Texan” Nicknamed “the Pilot Maker”, the North American AT-6 Texan first appeared in 1938. Originally designed as a trainer for the United States Army Air Corps, the Texan was the primary training platform for all airmen in World War II that went on to fly fighter aircraft such as the P-51 Mustang, F4U Corsair, P-40 Warhawk and others. Today Texans are still flown as basic trainers and light attack aircraft by the air forces of 22 countries.

Specifications—
Engine: Pratt & Whitney R-1340 AN-1
Wing Span: 42 feet
Length: 29 feet 6 inches
Maximum Take-Off Weight: 5,617 lbs.
Maximum Level Speed: 212 mph
Normal Range: 870 miles •
Armament: Under wing attachments for light bombs and rockets


www.flashfirejettruck.com

Darnell Racing — SHOCKWAVE

When Les Shockley created the SHOCKWAVE Jet Truck in 1984 he had no idea the major impact this Triple Jet Engine Monster would have on not only the Drag Racing World but also the Airshow Industry.

SHOCKWAVE has literally become a National Icon. We have many fans who say they saw this truck perform when they were kids. As a matter of fact Chris Darnell, who shares the driving responsibilities with his Dad Neal, got to ride in SHOCKWAVE at the young age of 7 years old and now he's in the Drivers Seat, a dream come true for him.


Larry King

Larry King

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Larry King

With the performance edge of almost One to One power to weight ratio, the airshow this aircraft can perform is truly awesome. There is no other airshow act operating this aircraft anywhere in the USA.

From the extremely short take off roll of about 3 seconds in 300 feet to the blinding all out acceleration this aircraft will be at maximum forward speed while still over the runway.

The Pitts Model 12 has a rate of climb approaches 4,000 feet per minute. The roll rate is over 360 degrees per second. It is swinging an 8 foot diameter, 3 blade propeller that produces over 1600 pounds of static thrust. With an airshow weight of less than 1850 pounds it's not hard to have fun.


Greg Koontz

Greg Koontz

The Lycoming AEIO-360 engine with 180 horses, inverted fuel & oil systems and large wing allows for an up front and down low performance. Greg Koontz flies this popular plane through a solo aerobatic routine that demonstrates its agility with a full set of outside loops, vertical rolls, snaps & tumbles and inverted passes. The grand finale is a down low, in the dirt inverted ribbon cut!

Greg's Credentials:

  • Began in the airshow business in 1974 with Col. Moser’s Flying Circus
  • Performed in over 350 airshows
  • Over 1200 airshow performances accident free
  • Level one SAC card since 1976
  • Aerobatic Competency Evaluator
  • Chairman of ICAS ACE Committee

www.gkairshows.com


www.rowerairshows.com

Rower Airshows

This is Rower Airshows, the most exciting, pulse pounding vintage Stearman airshow on the circuit today! Gary Rower, a former USAF F-16 instructor and current airline captain, has flown all over the world, accumulating over 21,000 hours in every type of aircraft imaginable.

The bone-rattling resonance of a modified Pratt and Whitney R985 radial engine. Almost 1000 cubic inches of inimitable vintage character and 450 horsepower coupled with an incredible billowing smoke system! When this amazing bird takes to the skies over show center, you are guaranteed to see an unforgettable demonstration of skill and aerobatics in one of the most beautiful examples of this classic aircraft in the world!


www.tigerairshows.com

Tiger Airshows

Tiger Airshows combines the best in what a family friendly Circus has to offer with the thrill and excitement of an Airshow, precision Tiger formation aerobatics, custom smoke ring special effects, and a comedy act that is so funny it should be illegal.

Ladies and gentlemen…. “This is NOT your ordinary 3 ring circus!”

Tiger Airshows is proud to introduce the Twin Tiger Aerobatic Team. Buck Roetman and Mark Sorenson have teamed up in two identical Tiger Yak 55’s with a magnificent aerial demonstration of precision and skill as they perform spectacular formation aerobatics.


www.aircorpsaerobatics.net

JayMatt Aviation

A Living History act for airshows using a Harvard Mk IV aircraft, period music and dress to demonstrate the last checkride any World War II pilot took before continuing to fighters.



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Wildhorse Aviation

Wild Horse Aviation, founded in 2006 by Buck Roetman, specializes in aircraft acquisition, maintenance, fabrication and export.

Buck Roetman has been flying for over 35 years - he has flown more than 105 different types of airplanes, from Cubs to corporate jets, resulting in more than 13,500 hours of flight time.

Roetman holds the following FAA certificates ATP, Commercial, Multiengine, CFI, CFII and CFIM. He is typed in Learjet, Westwind, Citation and Hawker. In addition, he is an Airframe and Power plant mechanic with an Inspection authorization and is an Aerobatic Competency Examiner for the International Council of Air Shows.

Roetman currently flies a modified Christen Eagle. The airplane was completed in 2003 and has been an airshow plane its entire life. It differs from most planes here today in that is has a Lycoming IO360 4-cylinder engine, built by Penn Yan Aero, and pumped up to 250 HP.

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