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Air Show Performers


Year after year, thousands of spectators flood the flightline during EAA AirVenture Oshkosh’s afternoon air show. This year is no different, and the lineup is dressed to impress. From aerobatics to low-and-slow, and everything in between, our performers are ready to put on a show. Add the spectacular Wednesday and Saturday night air shows, filled with aviation and fireworks to delight all, and this will be an experience you’ll never forget. Welcome to Oshkosh! This list is subject to change – please refer to EAA’s app, website, and social media channels for the most up-to-date schedule information.



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2024 Scheduled Air Show Performers

Titan Aerobatic Team (T-6s)

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Titan Aerobatic Team

Aircraft: North American AT-6 Texan


The Titan Aerobatic Team is a familiar name in air show lineups, having performed in the industry for more than 35 years. Alan Henley founded the team after meeting Steve Gustafson at an air show in Mississippi and flew with the team until 2008, when a non aviation-related accident left him paralyzed from the chest down. Now his twin brother Mark Henley, team lead; Bryan Regan, right wing; Steve Gustafson, left wing; and Jimmy Fordham, slot; perform a series of loops, rolls, and bomb bursts in close formation for a classic aerobatic routine.

More about Titan Aerobatic Team.


Vicky Benzing (P-51 "Plum Crazy")

Vicky Benzing 

Vicky Benzing

Aircraft: 1940 Stearman


Vicky Benzing’s talents spread across the aviation spectrum; she is an accomplished pilot, skydiver, and aerobatic performer. Her appreciation for all things aviation is shown not only through her diverse talents, but also through the aircraft she performs at shows around the country. At AirVenture 2018 she flew her powerhouse aerobatic airplane, a candy-colored Extra 300S, and will be flying her vintage 1940 Boeing Stearman at AirVenture 2021, which aside from its smoke system and a 450-hp Pratt and Whitney R-985 engine, has remained as close to original as possible. Vicky began her aerobatic training in 2005 under air show legend Wayne Handley, but her aviation career extends far beyond that. She has been flying for more than 30 years and holds an ATP certificate, as well as commercial ratings in helicopters, seaplanes, and gliders.

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Bob Carlton (Twin Engine Jet Glider)

Bob Carlton 

Bob Carlton

Aircraft: Super Salto Jet Sailplane and SubSonex MicroJet


Bob Carlton does a stunning performance in his Super Salto jet sailplane. With its military-grade 250-pound-thrust PBS TJ-100 jet engine, the Super Salto self-launches and performs a high-speed aerobatic climb to altitude without a tow plane, followed by a spectacular exhibition of graceful sailplane aerobatics. The Super Salto sailplane is the only sailplane on the airshow circuit capable of performing a low-level, jet-powered air show performance.

Bob is a retired rocket scientist known for creating spectacular one-off designs. He has been flying since 1979 and has experience across the board in aviation, from hang gliders to sailplanes, helicopters, and airplanes. He is always working on the next great project!


Susan Dacy (Stearman)

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Susan Dacy

Aircraft: Super Stearman


Susan Dacy is one of only a few women performing airshows in a biplane. Along with Big Red, her Super Stearman, Dacy steps back in time performing a dazzling display of barrel rolls, slow rolls, Cuban eights, hammerhead turns, loops, and much more, in a style reminiscent of the barnstorming era of flying.


Kyle Fowler (Long-EZ)

Kyle Fowler 

Kyle Fowler

Aircraft: Rutan Long-EZ


Kyle Fowler is living out the dream of being an aerobatic pilot — a dream that he has had since the age of 12, when he would announce his own father’s aerobatic performances at air shows. He performs a thrilling routine in a homebuilt yellow 1986 Long-EZ.

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Kyle Franklin (Piper Cub)

Kyle Franklin 

Kyle Franklin

Aircraft: PA-18A Super Cub Frankenstein


Kyle Franklin, son of late air show legend Jimmy Franklin, was destined for the sky the moment he was born. He began flying at age 8 in a Piper Super Cub, by age 14 he performed his first wing walk, and at 17 he was wing-walking professionally for his father. In addition to crawling out of the cockpit and dangling from airplanes, Kyle started his own piloting career performing in air shows at age 21.

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Michael Goulian (Extra)

Michael Goulian 

Michael Goulian

Aircraft: Extra 330SC


Mike Goulian doesn’t just fly an air show; he attacks it. Every roll, pull, and tumble of his flight is deliberately and precisely executed. With his aggressive approach to the air show arena, he has mastered the ability to convey his message of passion through flight. Mike soloed on his 16th birthday and won the United States Unlimited Aerobatic Championship at 27 years old. He represented the U.S. at the World Aerobatic Championships on three separate occasions and competes as one of two U.S. pilots vying for the World Championship in the famed Red Bull Air Races. He earned first place in Budapest, Hungary, in 2009. He is one of seven people to be awarded all three of the air show industry’s most prestigious awards: The Art Scholl Memorial Showmanship Award (2006), the Bill Barber Award for Showmanship (2009), and the ICAS Sword of Excellence (2012). Mike was also inducted as an honorary Blue Angel. Today, Mike’s performance is the perfect marriage between man and machine — the world’s most high-performance aerobatic airplane, the Extra 330SC.

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R.J. Gritter (Decathlon)

R.J. Gritter

Aircraft: Decathlon


R.J. developed a passion for aerobatics through RC flying. He started competing in RC aerobatics at age 16 in national and international events, representing the US in indoor precision and freestyle aerobatic championships. He got his Decathlon at the end of 2015 and has since flown more than 800 hours in the airplane, flying his first airshow in 2016. Since then, he's flown hundreds of performances.


Greg Koontz (Decathlon)

Greg Koontz 

Greg Koontz

Aircraft: Decathlon


Until 2002, Greg flew jet aircraft for an Alabama corporation and performed airshows in his spare time. Today, Greg is a full time airshow and aerobatics professional. Greg is known throughout the USA and parts of Latin America as the foremost authority on the Super Decathlon aircraft. Besides doing an inverted ribbon cut 15 feet above the ground in airshows, Greg specializes in teaching pilots how to fly aerobatics in his Super Decathlon.

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Nathan Hammond (Chipmunk)

Nate Hammond 

Nathan Hammond

Aircraft: Super Chipmunk


Nathan Hammond made his debut at Oshkosh in his Super Chipmunk during AirVenture 2018 and he has made a name for himself in the aviation community by entertaining large crowds with his skywriting skills. In 2016, Nathan named his Chipmunk GhostWriter. His routine is action-packed with loops, rolls, and vertical maneuvers. During his night performance, GhostWriter lights up the sky with 200 pounds of wing-mounted pyrotechnics.

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Rob Holland (MXS-RH)

Rob Holland 

Rob Holland

Aircraft: MX-2


Over the years, Rob completely immersed himself in aviation, spending time as a corporate, commuter, and ferry pilot, a banner tower, and a flight instructor, all while running his own aerobatic school. He is the only pilot to ever have achieved the titles of five-time, consecutive World Four-Minute Freestyle Champion and nine-time U.S. Four-Minute Freestyle Champion, making him one of today’s most decorated air show pilots. Rob continues to push himself in his one-of-a-kind MXS-RH to develop maneuvers never before seen.

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Jerry Kerby (T-28)

Jerry Kerby 

Jerry Kerby

Aircraft: T-28 Trojan


Jerry "Jive" Kerby is a retired US Air Force fighter pilot having flown the F-15C Eagle and F-4 Phantom during his 23-year active duty military career. He currently flies the T-28 Trojan, T-33 Shooting Star, L-39 Albatross, and Wild Blue...the RV-8A that wants to be a fighter jet.


Philipp Steinbach (GB1 Gamebird)

Philipp Steinbach 

Philipp Steinbach

Aircraft: GB1 Gamerbird


The Gamebird GB1 is a speedy aerobatic plane designed and flown by the same person, German aircraft designer Philipp Steinbach. The airplane’s frame is capable of +/-10gs and integrates beautiful curves into its design, something atypical of most aerobatic aircraft. Philipp began his flying career in gliders when he was 14 years, and has since competed in powered aircraft in aerobatic competitions worldwide. Also check out the March edition of Sport Aviation for a closer look at the Gamebird GB1.


IAC Demo Team


Jarrod Lindemann (Jet Waco)

Jarrod Lindemann 

Jarrod Lindemann

Aircraft: Jet Waco


Jarrod Lindemann, raised in a family deeply involved in aviation, has been spraying crops for over 23 years, while nurturing a passion for aerobatics and airshows. Witnessing his favorite performer Jimmy Franklin's modification of a Waco with a jet engine sparked his fascination. Thanks to John Klatt, Dell Coller, and their team, a similar Jet Waco was revitalized. Flying this modified Taperwing Waco with a LearJet engine enables astonishing maneuvers. Jarrod feels honored to share this Jet Waco in tribute to the late great Jimmy Franklin. Jarrod aims to infuse his own creativity into this remarkable combination, as Team RAD elevates its brand through extraordinary aircraft and performances, inspiring enthusiasts of all ages.

Visit RAD Aerosports to learn more.


USAF Viper Demo/ Heritage / A-10 Demo


USAF Skydivers


Victory Flight


USAF F-35A Demo Team


USAF F-22 Demo Team


RCAF F-18 Demo


Skyhawks

Lee Lauderback (P-51)

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Lee Lauderback

Aircraft: P-51


Lee Lauderback, EAA Warbirds of America 2013 Hall of Fame inductee, performs his signature solo Mustang routine at air shows around the country. His expertise and vast experience in both corporate and private aviation has earned him the distinction of being an FAA specialty aircraft examiner. Lee has expanded his aviation knowledge and experience to include flying the F-15 Eagle, F-16 Viper, F/A-18 Hornet, as well as test flying the Hawker Beechcraft T-6 Texan II.


David Martin (Beech Baron)

David Martin 

David Martin

Aircraft: Beech Baron


David Martin began performing aerobatic routines for the public at the age of 19. His lineage is full of aviation history, his grandfather having been a barnstormer in the 1930s so his success comes as no surprise. He is an eight-time member of the U.S. Aerobatic team and has won numerous World gold medals. At one point, David flew every day for five years, or 1,826 consecutive days.

David will wow the crowds this year in this light twin-engine aircraft, a truly unique and non-standard platform for aerobatics.

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Jim Peitz (F-33 Bonanza)

Jim Pietz 

Jim Peitz

Aircraft: Beechcraft F33C Bonanza


Jim Peitz will probably throw a surprise at you when he takes off in a Beech Bonanza and jumps into an aerobatic routine. The specialized Bonanza is capable of a wide range of aerobatic maneuvers including loops, point rolls, barrel rolls, snap rolls, Cuban eights, and hammerheads. Jim’s father taught him how to fly back in the 1970s, and since then Jim has logged over 20,000 hours in more than 100 aircraft types.

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Red Bull Air Force

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Red Bull Air Force

Wingsuit Pilots


With gold medals in virtually every discipline and numerous world records to their credit, the team members combine for over 100,000 skydives and 6,000 BASE jumps. Throughout the year, they perform more than 60 demos including air shows, NFL games, and NASCAR and motocross races, as well as skydiving, BASE jumping and paragliding competitions in the U.S. and abroad.


Ken Reider (RV-8)


Bill Stein (Edge 540)

Bill Stein 

Bill Stein

Aircraft: Zivko Edge 540


Bill Stein puts on a thrilling performance in his unique Edge 540, the paint scheme of which changes color depending on lighting and viewing angle. Bill began flying aerobatics while he was still a student pilot, and has since logged more than 5,000 hours of aerobatic and formation flight. He has been part of the air show performance scene since 1995, and enjoys mentoring new air show pilots as a way to give back to the aviation community.

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Skip Stewart (Prometheus 2)

Skip Stewart 

Skip Stewart

Aircraft: Pitts S2S PROMETHEUS


Skip Stewart describes his routine as an aerobatic symphony, with a high alpha pass on takeoff and aerobatic maneuvers that bring him as close as a foot off the ground. Skip has more than 10,000 hours of flight experience and is the recipient of the 2013 Bill Barber Award for Showmanship and the 2015 Art Scholl Award. He has been flying in air shows for more than 16 years and was the first pilot to fly an airplane underneath a jumping motorcycle at an air show.

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Jim Tobul (F4U Corsair)

JIm Tobul | F4U Corsair 

Jim Tobul

Aircraft: Corsair / Class of '45


Jim Tobul is the man behind the stick in "Korean War Hero", but rather than the owner, he considers himself more the caretaker of this beautiful warbird and her storied history. An avid pilot for over 40 years, Jim takes great pride in carrying the legacy of the veteran Corsair to airshows all over North America. He lives in Bamberg, SC, and performs at 18 or more airshows per year, bringing tears to the eyes of veterans and awakening the curiosity of upcoming generations to learn more about the fight for freedom waged by those who came before. He also is proud to participate in the U.S. Navy Legacy Flight program, in which he flies alongside a modern Navy F-18 Super Hornet fighter in a poignant display of military heritage and tribute.

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(Photo curtesy of Jim Tobul Airshows)


Bernie Vasquez (P-47 Bonnie)

AirVenture Performer Bernie Vasquez Flying Sea Fury 

Bernie Vasquez

Aircraft: Sea Fury


Bernie Vasquez began flying at age 11 where he traded pumping gas for flying lessons which eventually led him to a solo flight on his 16th birthday. He was the director of maintenance for the Texas Flying Legends which is now rebranded to be the Dakota Territory Air Museum. Bernie is currently in charge of all the maintenance for the fleet and fly’s airshows mostly during the summer.


Patty Wagstaff (Extra 330SC)

Patty Wagstaff 

Patty Wagstaff

Aircraft: Extra 330LX


To Patty Wagstaff the sky represents adventure, freedom, and challenge. She grew up surrounded by aviation, first taking the controls of an airplane — a DC-6 her father was flying — at age 10. After moving to Alaska in 1979 her new job required her to charter a bush plane for travel. After the first airplane she chartered crashed, Patty decided she would learn to fly herself. Five years after earning her pilot certificate she landed a spot on the U.S. Aerobatic Team. A six-time member of the team, Patty has won the gold, silver, and bronze medals in Olympic-level international aerobatic competition and was the first woman to win the title of U.S. National Aerobatic champion. She is also a six-time recipient of the “First Lady of Aerobatics” Betty Skelton Award and in 2004 was inducted to the national Aviation Hall of Fame.

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Scott Yoak (P-51)

Scott Yoak 

Scott Yoak

Aircraft: North American P-51D Quick Silver


Scott “Scooter” Yoak has more than 1,000 hours behind the controls of a P-51 alone, and more than 6,500 total time. He beautifully demonstrates the capabilities of the famous World War II warbird at air shows across the country. The P-51 he flies has a special story: Rather than being an original production-line aircraft, it was built by Scott’s father, Bill, and is composed of the parts of many P-51s. The entire paint scheme, from the black and white stripes on the wings to the feathers at the back of the canopy, serves as a tribute to the veterans of World War II.

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Matt Younkin (Beech 18)

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Matt Younkin

Aircraft: Twin Beech 18


Matt Younkin, the first second-generation recipient of the Bill Barber Award for Showmanship, will fly his famous twin-engine Beech 18. This act is described by producers and fans alike as one of the most beautiful and graceful displays the industry has to offer. Younkin’s latest achievement is perfecting the world’s only night aerobatic display in a Beech 18. Equipped with more than 50 externally visible lights, the top of the airplane appears to glow in the dark while the bottom side actively twinkles. Younkin continues to amaze air show goers with his unique ability to capture the crowd in the moment, much the same way his father, Bobby, and sister, Amanda, did for so many years. Matt was the 2020 Art Scholl Showmanship award recipient.

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Scott Urschel(BO 105 Helicopter)


Starlight Aerial Productions (Drones)

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Starlight Aerial Productions

Aircraft: Drones


Starlight Aerial performance drone shows use state-of-the-art production that pushes the limitations of cutting-edge creative performance, bringing art and technology together in the most innovative way possible. Starlight Aerial Productions is a drone show company at the forefront of light show technology.

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Warbirds of America


WWII Airborne Demo Team/ D-Day Squadron


Class of '45


C-17 Demo


USN Growlers


WI Air National Guard


Snowbirds


The Chuters

Chuters parachute jumper with american flag 

The Chuters

Parachute Team


The Chuters are a veteran owned and operated parachute team that provides precision aerial parachute demonstrations across the globe, and they ARE the U.S. A-Team!

Visit The Chuters website to learn more.

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