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U. S. Navy Blue Angels

A Blue Angels flight demonstration exhibits choreographed refinements of skills possessed by all naval aviators. The Blue Angels’ C-130, affectionately known as Fat Albert, begins each demonstration by showcasing its maximum-performance capabilities during a ten-minute performance. Shortly thereafter, you will see the graceful aerobatic maneuvers of the four-jet Diamond Formation, in concert with the fast-paced, high-performance maneuvers of two Solo pilots. Finally, the team illustrates the pinnacle of precision flying, performing maneuvers locked as a unit in the renowned six-jet Delta Formation.

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Shockwave presents the World Famous SHOCKWAVE JET TRUCK! The baddest/most impressive jet ground vehicle on the planet!!! 3 times the smoke, 3 times the fire, 3 times the noise, and 3 times the horsepower! THREE afterburning J34-48 jet engines totaling 36,000 HP. SHOCKWAVE is the Guiness Book world record holder for the fastest jet truck in the world at 376 MPH.

Gene Soucy

Team Aerodynamix!

Team AeroDynamix, the world's largest air show team, provides an exciting and memorable performance that combines precision formation flying and formation aerobatics.

Skip Stewart

Skip Stewart

Skip Stewart is one of the most entertaining airshow pilots in the world today. He has over eight thousand hours of flying experience, is an airline transport pilot, certified flight instructor, has owned and operated an aerobatic flight school, earned gold medals in regional aerobatic competitions, served as a chief pilot for a Fortune 100 company and has spent more than ten years entertaining airshow fans around the world.

Skip practices tirelessly in the airplane he custom built himself to insure the highest level of entertainment. His flying has been featured in magazines that include Smithsonian Air & Space, AOPA, Sports Illustrated, World Airshow News, Auto Pilot as well as in multiple international publications. He is the first pilot to fly an airplane under a jumping motorcycle at an airshow and has also been known to fill in as the driver of the "World's Fastest Dodge RAM Jet Truck!"

Manfred Radius

Manfred Radius

Manfred performs in a fully aerobatic sailplane. The spectators delight in the change in pace and contrast to the other acts his elegant performances bring.

A top professional performer, he has thrilled spectators in North America with his day and night acts for more than twenty years. He has also entertained the crowds at air shows in Australia and Mexico.

Matt Younkin

Matt Younkin

Matt Younkin is a third generation pilot. He is the son of legendary airshow pilot Bobby Younkin, who is famous for his amazing aerobatic displays in the AT-6, Beech 18, Learjet 23, Samson, and most recently, the Super Decathlon. Bobby is considered to be one of the greatest airshow pilots of all time.

Matt is also the grandson of Jim Younkin who is well-known for designing the Century and Trutrak autopilots. Jim is also famous for his antique aircraft restorations, as well as building beautiful replicas of the 1930's air racers such as the Howard "Mr. Mulligan" and the Travel Air "Mystery Ship."

Keith Davis

Keith Davis

Keith Davis has been obsessed with flying for as long as he can remember. He can still remember a time when he thought he could fly like the birds, but a leap into the air to soar with the birds ended badly at age 3 or 4. Since then, its been an obsession with flying IN airplanes. Keith was 15 before he was able to talk his parents into taking him to the airport to start flying lessons. He was a private pilot on his 17th birthday. Getting permission to fly was much easier than borrowing the family car. Keith has owned several single and twin-engine airplanes over the years. In addition to flight instruction, Keith has flown freight operations - mainly in the upper Midwest. It seems that he has too many cargo stories that start with the line, "I was taking off from Fargo this cold snowy night and,..."

All was right with the world until that first aerobatic ride. Like many pilots, he signed up for one of those 10 hour aerobatic courses that were designed to introduce experienced pilots to the world of aerobatics in a Pitts Special. This was all it took. After the course, Keith bought the airplane from the instructor.

Julie Clark

Otto the Helicopter

Got Comedy?

OTTO The Helicopter is one of the most unique and versatile air show acts in the world. OTTO provides air show fans the best entertainment value in the industry. During OTTO’s daytime comedy show he entertains the crowds by blowing bubbles, playing with his yo-yo, racing around barrels and picking them up, shooting smoke in all directions, towing banners, and more all while interacting with the announcer!

Teresa Stokes

Kent Pietsch "Jelly Belly"

While most aerobatic performers have one basic program, Kent executes three storied acts that leave spectators mesmerized. These include a dead-stick (turning the engine off) routine from 6,000 feet and a rooftop landing on a moving RV! However, Kent is best known for a comedy act that features a detached aileron (wing flap) and a mesmerizing wingtip-scraping pass down the runway that you must see to believe. When Kent is at the controls of his plane, it is impossible not to watch him perform.

Greg Koontz

Dan Buchanan

The daytime Hang glider show has become a comical "screwup" act.

Dan's "unscheduled" tow-launch into another aerobatic performers "act" starts the funny banter on the PA system between Dan, the announcer and the other pilot . The police are also chasing his tow winch vehicle on the runway & the airplane is buzzing Dan, all while he's being winch towed to 1,500'!! The aerobatic airplane will closely buzz Dan several times trying to get him to cooperate with the announcer and officials, as he shoots special effects from the glider in defense. Dan is eventually allowed to finish his show, and the police car arrives to his landing spot at show center to deliver his wheelchair which he had left behind. Dan will taxi off stage holding onto the wing of the airplane or door of the police vehicle. 

Dan actually launches his glider from a moving winch trailer, driving down the runway at about 35mph with the flag, streamers and bright orange smoke trailing. He steadily tow-climbs to an altitude of 1,200 -1,800' while speaking live via a radio link to the audience,. A variable tension winch on the launch vehicle can spin out up to 3,000' of tow-line during his ascent.

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Wayne Roberts

Wayne flies a high-energy, Unlimited level aerobatic routine in the German built, Extra 330LX, a brand new model, introduced in 2011. The LX is a high-performance monoplane of carbon fiber construction, with an AEIO 580 engine, developing over 330 horsepower and providing amazing vertical performance, tremendous roll rates and dynamic tumbles, and speeds approaching 270 miles per hour!

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Andrew Wright

Andrew Wright flies fast furious aerobatics in the all-carbon-fiber Giles 202.  Its 22 foot wingspan, combined with full span ailerons, gives the G202 a roll rate in excess of 500 degrees per second, making it the fastest rolling aircraft on the airshow circuit.  The light but strong construction of the G202 allow Andrew to pull up to 9 positive Gs and push up to 5 negative Gs during a performance that includes multiple 4-point rolls, snap rolls, torque rolls, tumbles, lomcovaks, centrifuges, tail slides, flat spins, knife edge spins, somersaults, lobotomies, and even an outside micro-loop, all packed into an exhilarating 10 minute performance.

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Jerry Conley

Jerry Conley, President  of Red Alert, LLC. and chief pilot. Jerry's flying career started at 8 years old when he got a kids book titled "Jerry the Jet" and the rest is history. Jerry holds a degree B.S. in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering from The Florida State University, College of Engineering.  Graduating in the top of his class being a member of the prestigious Tau Beta Pi engineering honor society. Jerry has managed laboratories and designed experiments for engineering courses at two major Universities. He has been a member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, the Society of Automotive and Aerospace Engineers, and the Society of Manufacturing Engineers. Jerry was the founder and  CEO of  Wildcat Fuels, Inc. for over 20 years and is still the leading manufacturer of R/C fuels in the world today. Jerry is proud to have served our country in the United States Air Force and is an honorably discharged veteran.

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DAV Flight Team

The DAV Aviation Outreach Program, now in its twelfth airshow season, was developed to increase public awareness of disabled veterans and to serve veterans in communities across the nation. Using a World War II era B-25 bomber, the program participates in airshows throughout the country.  Each event is a multi-day effort that includes a media campaign, airshow performances and an interactive DAV Flight Team Display. AirSupport LLC Event and Media Coordinators work with each show to maximize media exposure via traditional and social media for DAV. Media efforts also include VIP flights in the B-25 for major media outlets and result in multiple media hits at each show. In addition, DAV representatives are on hand throughout the event to talk to veterans and their families.

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101st Airborne Parachute Demonstration Team

The Screaming Eagles are a full time aerial demonstration unit dedicated to promoting the United States Army and 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) through the sport of skydiving.

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Valiant Echoes

A spectacular WWII warbird aerobatic display, unmatched since 1945. Watch WWII history come alive with the first aerobatic airshow display of the famous BT-13 “Vibrator”. Witness a graceful, yet thrilling aerobatic display choreographed to authentic WWII Air Force pilot songs. Experience the thrill of a WWII aviation cadet on his first Basic Training aerobatic instruction flight in 1943. Listen to the instructor, live from the cockpit, as he teaches the cadet how to fly each aerobatic maneuver. Share the excitement as the aviation cadet learns how the “vibrator” got its name. Be captivated by the historic sight and awesome sound of the historic Vultee BT-13 Valiant.

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Red Star and Dragon

The combination of two totally different Jet Warbirds dueling it out in the skies above will entrance CIAS attendees. The act encompasses three different elements; a Jet Dog-Fight act, a patriotic formation and high speed solos!

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Huge Car Show

Any antique, vintage, hot rod, street rod, etc is welcome.  This includes new cars that have some modifications or are the high end, high performance model (like a Mustang Shelby GT, etc).  We will have what we call drive by judgement.  The goal is to ensure we have cars the public doesn't normally see up close.  And we don't want anyone to try to take advantage of the reduced price, premium parking, and cash giveaway that's driving a mini van or four door everyday driver sedan.Cars need to be entered no later than 8:00 each day, the earlier the better. Entry fee is $25 which includes admission for one plus up to 3 adult admissions for $15 each ( $30 in savings).  Special entrance on Hornet Street off of Navy Road.  This is the performer entrance. Parking on the tarmac instead of general parking. Admission enters you into the $2500 cash giveaway each day.  This will be broken down into 1 - $500, 2 - $250, 5 - $100, 10 - $50, and 20 - $25. 

Clubs can request to be together.  The request needs to be no later than a week. Cars will need to remain on site until close to the end of the day for the cash drawing.  We will try to do the drawing before the Blue Angels perform.  Each day is a separate event.  However, cars can be left overnight as we will have security on sight (FBI, TSA, Homeland Security, etc) .  You (and your party) will be given a one day pass to get in on Sunday.  However, you will not be eligible for the second day cash drawing unless you pay the $25 dollar entry fee.  All cars must be removed on Sunday.  For more info contact Jim Lovell, 901-867-7007 office, or 901-652-1727 cell, to make club requests.