March 3, 2014 - Some of the world's top air show performers, including national aerobatic champions and longtime Oshkosh favorites, have made their commitments to flying at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2014 as part of the afternoon and night air show lineups.
They will add to the one-of-a-kind aircraft and performances that are part of the popular daily flying programs. AirVenture 2014 runs from July 28-August 3 at Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh, Wisconsin.
"We're getting greater diversity and more pilots involved in the Oshkosh air shows than ever before," said Jim DiMatteo, EAA vice president of AirVenture features and attractions. "Air show performers know that adding 'Oshkosh' to their resume establishes them as one of the best of the best, as they're flying in front of the most knowledgeable audiences in all of aviation with tens of thousands of pilots each day."
Among those pilots and aircraft already committed to Oshkosh in 2014 are Sean D. Tucker and his Oracle Challenger III; Mike Goulian in the Extra 330SC; Kyle Franklin flying the "Dracula" Franklin Demon-1 biplane; and Patty Wagstaff in her Extra 300.
In addition, the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds previously announced Oshkosh on their 2014 schedule, and logistics work continues on bringing their full performance to AirVenture for the first time.
"This is just a partial list, with many more exciting performers yet to be announced," DiMatteo added. "Look for more names, some not-seen-anywhere else performers and aircraft, and other air show additions that you'll see only at Oshkosh."
Exact days for each performer and complete daily air show lineups will be announced as they are finalized.