CHECK OUT PERFORMERS for 2021
Stay tuned for 2021's line-up! We've already begun planning this year's Airshow
to be BIGGER, BETTER, and FULL of excitement!
The AeroShell Aerobatic Team performs tight, awe-inspiring formation aerial maneuvers in front of millions of airshow fans all over North America. With Mark Henley, team lead; Bryan Regan, right wing; Steve Gustafson, left wing; and Jimmy Fordham, slot; this four-ship of T-6 Texan aircraft perform a series of loops, rolls, and bomb bursts in close formation for a classic aerobatic routine.
Aeroshell Aerobatics will be performing in the Evening shows.
PHILLIPS 66 AEROSTARS
The Phillips 66 Aerostars have been performing together, side by side at around 250 mph, for more than a decade. And while these guys are precision aerobatic pilots, they stay pretty well grounded. Like many of us, they have a passion they take very seriously: engines.
The Phillips 66 Aerostars will be performing for the Day shows.
The RV-8 is an extremely versatile aircraft, capable of speeds up to 230 miles per hour and can land short as slow as 50 miles per hour enabling them to access almost any airport.
These Redline airplanes have been to the Dominican Republic, Acapulco Mexico, all the way to Alaska and just about everywhere in between.
Redline will be performing in both Day and Evening Shows.
NAKAJIMA B5N KATE /
The Nakajima B5N2 ("Kate") was the sole shipboard torpedo-bomber of the Japanese Navy at the start of the Pacific War. Until around 1942, it out-performed any Allied ship borne torpedo bomber. The FG-ID Corsair served in the U.S. Navy, U.S. Marines, Fleet Air Arm, and the Royal New Zealand Air Force, as well as the French Navy Aeronavale. The Corsair proved to be not only an outstanding fighter, but an excellent fight-bomber as well.
The Nakajima B5N Kate will be performing in the Day shows.
The Homewrecker's three afterburners light up the runway as McCart races past the crowd. Over 36,000 horsepower is produced from the 18,000 lbs of thrust in the afterburners.
Build time: 19 months, six days.
Jerry McCart will be performing
in the Evening shows.
The use of this aircraft is for performing in air shows across North America. The FLS Microjet was originally developed in the 1970's by Jim Bede of Bede Aircraft, Inc. (Newton, KS) and designated the BD-5. It was a public sensation and fueled homebuilders with dreams of owning a high performance propellor or jet aircraft at a fraction of the normal cost.
Due to it's unique size, the BD-5J was dubbed the "The World's Smallest Jet" and earned a reputation as James Bond's jet. Through the years, a few airshow teams have captivated fans all over the world but today, only a few of the older BD-5J's still exist.
Great Smoke, noise and smooth aerobatics!! Ghost Writer (Nate Hammond) is the perfect airshow opener. After dark, Ghost Writer illuminates the night sky with wing mounted pyro and lights in a graceful ballet among the stars. Two miles high and ten miles wide, Skywriting is sure to get your message noticed!
Ghost Writer will be performing
in the Evening shows.
Jason Flood flies a Pitts S-1S. As one of the youngest aerobatic pilots flying in the U.S. today, his career is already taking off. Jason has made a habit of ranking 1st place in just about all of the regional aerobatic competitions
Along with Jason's high performance & energy Pitts routine, Jason is adding a Comedy act in a Clipped-Wing Piper J3 Cub. Jason is excited & honored to bring it back to the airshow circuit for many to enjoy. This Clipped-Wing Cub was made famous in the airshow industry and in competition aerobatics by the late Hall of Famer Giles Henderson!
Jason Flood will be performing
in the Day shows.
P-63 KING COBRA
The P-63 was a fast airplane – its performance approaching that of the P-51 – but since the P-51 and P-47 were in full production, about 2,400 of the 3,303 P-63s produced were sent to the Soviet Union under the Lend-Lease act. France used some in Indo-China after the end of World War II. The U.S. used it as a test plane and, in a unique version, as live gunnery target training for bomber crews. These variants, called RP-63s or “Pinballs,” had much more armor to withstand the impact of the special frangible bullets used by the crews on these training missions.
The P-63 King Cobra will be performing in the Day shows.
GREG KOONTZ AND THE
Flown in the 1946 Piper J-3 Cub, this act begins as Greg - farmer Clem Cleaver - climbs up on the announcer's stand, demanding a flight lesson. Later in the show, he "steals" the plane and takes off alone, with his whole crew chasing. Grandpa shoots off a tire to get him down, and Clem lands on his pickup truck driven by Grandpa Fred as it races down the runway.
The performance ends by the plane landing on the smallest runway - on the back of their truck.