The Thunderbirds perform for people all around the world to display the pride, precision and professionalism the U.S. Air Force represents. Through air shows and flyovers, they aim to excite and inspire. In addition to showcasing the elite skills all pilots must possess, the Thunderbirds demonstrate the incredible capabilities of the Air Force’s premier multi-role fighter jet, the F-16 Fighting Falcon. More info: https://www.airforce.com/thunderbirds/overview
F-22 RAPTOR DEMO TEAM
The F-22 Raptor Demonstration Team performs precision aerial maneuvers at airshows across the world to demonstrate the unique capabilities of the world's premier 5th generation fighter aircraft. The team also performs with the Air Force Heritage Flight Foundation to showcase modern day fighter jets flying in formation with World War II, Korean, and Vietnam era aircraft. . More info: https://www.airforce.com/thunderbirds/overview
MEET THE PILOT: CAPT. SAMUEL 'RAZZ' LARSON
Having attended his first airshow at just 6 months old, Capt. Samuel “RaZZ” Larson has been captivated by the military’s demonstration teams for as long as he can remember. Now an experienced fighter pilot, Larson is looking forward to joining that community himself by taking on a new role as commander and pilot of the F-22 Demonstration Team for the 2023 air show season. More info: https://www.airforceheritageflight.org/news/2023/02/28/meet-the-pilot-samuel-razz-larson-f-22-raptor-demo-team/
Canadian Sky Hawks Parachute Team
The SkyHawks are the Canadian Forces Parachute Demonstration Team. Based at CFB Trenton in Trenton, Ontario, they are a sub-unit of the Canadian Army Advanced Warfare Centre (CAAWC). The team consists of both permanent members and temporary members from the Regular and Reserve Forces. They act as ambassadors for the Canadian Forces at special events, airshows and events. They are easily recognizable because their parachutes resemble the Canadian flag.More info: https://www.canada.ca/en/army/corporate/skyhawks.html
Hailing from Overland Park, KS, RADIAL RUMBLE pilot Jeff Shetterly is a medical device rep and third generation aviator. Jeff graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point with a degree in Human Factors Engineering, and commissioned in the United States Army in 1996.
There are few pilots on this planet who like to cheat gravity more than JOE SHETTERLY… This guy flat out loves to fly! And since his first lesson as a toddler, perched on thick pillows in a snug cockpit next to his father, Greg … well, he’s been finding creative ways to break contact with terra firma literally all – his – life.
Bob is one of the most versatile airshow performers in North America. He began flying airshows in his Salto sailplane, and over the years has continued to add innovative performances such as barnstormin' biplane aerobatics, helicopter sailplane tow, night aerobatics with strobes & pyro and the world's only twin jet sailplane.
More info: https://www.vertigoairshows.com/
Air Force Heritage Flight Foundation
The Air Force Heritage Flight Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that was formed on December 6, 2010 with the primary charitable mission of providing Heritage Flights to the public. These performances feature modern fighter and attack aircraft flying alongside World War II, Korea and Vietnam-era planes in a dramatic display of our nation's air power history. Our formations serve as a living memorial to the men and women who have served - or are currently serving - in the U.S. Air Force, and we proudly fly in support of Air Force recruiting and retention efforts.
More info: https://www.airforceheritageflight.org/
AeroShell Aerobatic Team
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.
More info: https://naat.net/
Greg was born to fly! He grew up with a huge interest in aviation, after listening to stories told by his grandfather and uncle, about high-flying adventures! He spent countless hours at his local airport, chin on the boundary fence, just watching planes. Eventually his dreams took flight when, at 17, he began taking flying lessons. Since then, Greg has become an experienced pilot with over 20,000 hours of flight time in 131 different aircraft models, all accumulated over 42 years of professional flying.
Ace Maker- T33 Jet
A native Californian, Gregory "Wired" Colyer took his first flight at age 7 in a Cessna 172 with Dr. Lee Schaller out of the Schellville airport in Sonoma, California. Hooked ever since, Greg has been flying for almost 3 decades after earning his license in 1982 while serving in the US Army from 1982-1987.
More info: https://www.acemaker33.com/
AfterShock Jet Truck
More info: https://www.shockwavejettruck.com/
USAF C-17 Demonstration Team TBD
USAF Heritage Flight - F22 - P51
WWII Demonstrations and Static including a P-38J
IMPORTANT: All performers, acts, static display subject to change without notice and all aircraft listed have been requested, but are not all confirmed as of press date- Thank you for your understanding.