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Aerobatic Performers

Patriots Jet Team | Aircraft: L-39 Albatross

Passion, Precision and Dynamic are words that come to mind when watching the spectacular formation aerobatic flying performed by this awe-inspiring six-ship Patriots Jet Team. As one of the most demanding disciplines and fascinating sights, aerobatic flying is a concentrated blend of technique, mastery and style which requires professional and highly experienced pilots. The Patriots Jet Team features talented pilots who were formerly part of the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds, U.S. Navy Blue Angels and Royal Canadian Air Force Snowbirds. They have logged over 105,000 hours of flight time and performed in more than 1,500 air shows. The group was brought together in 2002 by Randy and is based in Byron, CA. The civilian pilots all share the same genuine passion to entertain audiences at air shows and other events, while encouraging the nation’s youth towards careers in the aviation and aerospace fields. LEARN MORE

Red Bull Air Force

The Red Bull Air Force is a team assembled from the most accomplished and experienced aviation experts on the planet. They specialize in highly coordinated aerial jump demonstrations and continually push the limits of human flight.

 

Our mission is to push the limits of human flight. We continually rethink what is possible and envision a world where all people live with boldness. We strive to bring that to reality.

 

It starts with a core belief. We believe that humans can fly. We relentlessly pursue that which is thought impossible. And then we go and do it. LEARN MORE

 

Aaron Fitzgerald - Red Bull Helicopter Aerobatics Pilot

Aaron grew up in Wenatchee – which is home to a USFS Tanker base – watching airplanes and helicopters overhead as they fought fires in the surrounding mountains. Seeing these aircraft in the skies all summer instilled in him a strong desire to fly. Aaron has primarily focused on flying for the film and television industry; he has performed and filmed for over 100 films and television shows.

Besides this he has also flown in various other capacities such as utility flying in mountainous terrain and offshore support. He is part of our helicopter team since 2018 and is representing us in the USA as an airshow-pilot for helicopter aerobatics at the Red Bull North-America. LEARN MORE

John Collver | Aircraft: AT-6 Wardog

John Collver has an aviation career spanning more than three decades and over 14,000 hours of flight time in over 50 types of aircraft.  His career includes time in the Goodyear Blimp, flying for television, as well as teaching and competing in the aerobatic arena.  In addition, John formally flew for the Northrop/Grumman corporation Supporting the U.S. Military for over a decade.

The aerial demonstration performed by John and War Dog is without a doubt an act that thrills spectators young and old.  It stirs their patriotic hearts and generates a high level of excitement within each spectator. LEARN MORE

James Somes | Aircraft: MIG 17

The Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-17 is a high-subsonic fighter aircraft produced in the USSR from 1952 and operated by numerous air forces in many variants. It is an advanced development of the similar looking MiG-15 of the Korean War. The MiG-17 was license-built in China as the Shenyang J-5 and Poland as the PZL-Mielec Lim-6.

 

MiG-17s first saw combat in 1958 in the Second Taiwan Strait Crisis and later proved to be an effective threat against more modern supersonic fighters of the United States in the Vietnam War. It was also briefly known as the Type 38 by U.S. Air Force designation prior to the development of NATO codes.

 

The MIG-17 is being flown by Jason Somes.

YAK 110 sponsored by

The Yak 110 aircraft was originally conceived by renowned Airshow pilot Jeff Boerboon and Master Mechanic Dell Coller in 2013. Over the next year and a half, Jeff and Dell began to assemble the team of personnel, airplanes, engineering, and equipment that would be required to bring their dream from concept to reality. In September of 2016 the help of a longtime friend Chad Bartee was enlisted to aid in the acquisition of the Yak 55 aircraft that would be used in this unusual marriage. In October of 2016 the first two major pieces of the puzzle were coming together. The Yak 55 (N41126) and the Yak 55 (N955SF) were flown to an airport in Caldwell, ID and then pushed inside Dell’s Aero Speed Shop for the work to begin. After nineteen months of intense effort by the team the newly christened Yak 110 flew its first Airshow in Mountain Home, ID. The Yak 110 is the result of many great people coming together with an incredible passion for aviation innovation and is a re-purposing of two aerobatic aircraft that will certainly inspire the next generation of aviation enthusiasts. LEARN MORE

 

Jerod Flohr | Aircract TA4 Skyhawk

The Douglas A-4 Skyhawk is a single-seat subsonic carrier-capable attack aircraft developed for the United States Navy and United States Marine Corps in the early 1950s. It's being flown by accomplished aerobatic pilot Jerod Flohr.

Rob "Tumbling Bear" Harrison | Aircraft: ZLIN 142C

Rob Harrison, known world-wide as “The Tumbling Bear,” a stunt and aerobatics airshow professional, currently flying local air shows in his red, white and blue Zlin 142C, a Czech Republic military trainer airplane.

 

Rob started flying with his Dad, a career Naval officer, at the age of six. By age 13, he was doing aerobatics. Now in his 70s, he’s been a marquee airshow attraction for nearly 25 years flying the bright yellow Zlin 50 “The Tumbling Bear.”

 

Rob earned a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering at Oregon State University, and a Juris Doctor degree from the University of La Verne. He’s done graduate work at UCLA; and attended U.S. Navy Test Pilot School. He added a certificate in flight test engineering from the University of Tennessee Space Institute and an FAA Statement of Aerobatic Competency, which allows him to fly aerobatics in waivered airspace. Harrison traveled to the Czech Republic, graduated from the Zlin Air School’s advanced aerobatics school. He is known world-wide as one of the few Zlin airshow pilots. LEARN MORE

Static Aircraft

Commemorative Air Force Inland Empire Wing

  • North American T-6 Texan
  • Douglas C-47 Skytrain (D-Day Doll)
  • Ryan Navion
  • Piper L-4 Grasshopper

 

Commemorative Air Force So Cal Wing

  • Fairchild PT-19
  • Ryan Navion

 

Privately Owned Aircraft on Display

  • Fairchild Model 24 Argus
  • Grumman F6F Hellcat
  • Mitsubishi A6M Zero
  • Douglas DC-3 (Thunderbird Express), and a North American T-28 Trojan
  • Fairchild PT-19 (Annabelle)
  • Lockheed Model 12 Electra Junior

 

 

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