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
I have been performing at Airshows and Aerobatic Competitions since 1996, specializing in the large radial engine powered aerobatic aircraft. I accompanied an aircraft I was maintaining for a performer to several shows and took care of the aircraft during the event.
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.
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!
The “Lima Lima” name was derived from the FAA designator for Naper Aero Club field, which is LL-10, hence the LL on the tails of our aircraft.
The military recognized different levels of formation skills, from basic tactical formation flying to Blue Angels and Thunderbirds demonstration team airshow flying. The Lima Lima Flight has evolved in the same way. The number of T-34’s available presented the opportunity for us to practice on a weekly basis, and to develop more sophisticated formation skills. This led to a growing core of demonstration pilots.
The Lima Lima Flight Team demonstration is flown with six airplanes, It includes several formation configurations, from the six ship wedge and double arrowhead, to the basic finger four and diamond formations. The team has developed a series of formation aerobatics maneuvers which demonstrate the full range of the T-34 performance envelope.
Above all, the Lima Lima Flight Team stresses precision formation flying, and keeping the team in front of an airshow crowd during all of it’s maneuvers, from take-off to landing. Lima Lima has performed in airshows from coast to coast and border to border, thrilling more than 100 million spectators with the beauty and grace of their precision performances.
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!
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.
Gary began his airshow career in 1998 in a Pitts S2-B. In 1999, he moved to the Giles 202 and in 2006, he became the first pilot to begin flying airshows in the awesome new MX2! The MX2 is the absolute latest in unlimited aerobatic aircraft. It is strong, fast, and very agile!