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Top air show performers commit to EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2023


EAA AVIATION CENTER, OSHKOSH, Wisconsin — (January 20, 2023) — Some of the world’s top air show performers have made commitments to fly at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2023 – the World’s Greatest Aviation Celebration – as part of the afternoon and night air show lineups.

Those performers include aerobatic champions and longtime Oshkosh favorites for the 70th Experimental Aircraft Association fly-in convention, scheduled for July 24-30 at Wittman Regional Airport. The event features nine air shows over seven days, including night airshows on July 26 and 29. Daily air shows are presented by Daher and Pratt & Whitney, while night air shows are presented by Covington Aircraft (July 26) and PenFed Credit Union (July 29).

“This is already an outstanding all-star air show lineup for the 70th EAA fly-in convention and we’re just getting started,” said Rick Larsen, EAA’s vice president of communities and member programs, who coordinates AirVenture features and attractions. “There are returning performers, new air show acts, and particular aircraft connected with specific events and anniversaries. We’ll be adding more exciting acts and performances in the coming weeks that will again make the nine air shows during AirVenture week unforgettable.”

Among the performers and aircraft already on the schedule include:

  • AeroShell Aerobatic Team (T-6s)
  • Randy Ball (MiG 17)
  • Vicky Benzing (Stearman)
  • Bob Carlton (Super Salto)
  • Kevin Coleman (Extra)
  • Dell Coller (Jet Waco)
  • Susan Dacy (Stearman)
  • Kyle Fowler (Long-EZ)
  • Kyle Franklin (Piper Super Cub)
  • Michael Goulian (Extra)
  • R.J. Gritter (Decathlon)
  • Greg Koontz (Decathlon)
  • Nathan Hammond (Super Chipmunk)
  • Rob Holland (MXS-RH)
  • Jerry Kerby (RV-8/T-28)
  • Lee Lauderback (P-51)
  • David Martin (Beech Baron)
  • Jessy Panzer (Pitts)
  • Jim Peitz (F-33 Bonanza)
  • Red Bull Air Force
  • Ken Reider (RV-8)
  • Bill Stein (Edge 540)
  • Skip Stewart (Prometheus 2)
  • Jim Tobul (F-4U Corsair)
  • Hubie Tolson (Sukhoi SU-31)
  • Trojan Phlyers (T-28s)
  • Bernie Vasquez (Sea Fury)
  • Patty Wagstaff (Extra)
  • Scott Yoak (P-51)
  • Matt Younkin (Beech 18)

Along with these early confirmations, many more exciting performers will be announced, including some only-in-Oshkosh performers and aircraft. Exact days for each performer and complete daily air show lineups will be announced as they are finalized.

About EAA AirVenture Oshkosh
EAA AirVenture Oshkosh is “The World’s Greatest Aviation Celebration” and EAA’s membership convention. Additional information, including advance ticket and camping purchase, is available at www.EAA.org/airventure. For more information on EAA and its programs, call 800-JOIN-EAA (800-564-6322) or visit www.EAA.org.

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