Like a streak of blazing lightning from an ominous sky, air show performer Skip Stewart blasts into view in a high -flying aerobatic symphony. You won't get thunder after that lightning, but you will hear an ear-splitting roar that will shake the ground as thousands of fans cheer their lungs to pieces. If a plane could be constructed of pure badassium, it would be called PROMETHEUS...
Some people follow in the footsteps of their parents, some blaze a new trail - Kyle Franklin has done both. For nearly 50 years, the Franklin family name has been synonymous with creative, theme-based airshows that pack the grand stands and bring the crowds to their feet.
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.
U.S. Air Force A-10 Thunderbolt II Demo Team
"The A-10 and OA-10 Thunderbolt IIs are the first Air Force aircraft specially designed for close air support of ground forces. They are simple, effective and survivable twin-engine jet aircraft that can be used against all ground targets, including tanks and other armored vehicles. The A-10/OA-10 have excellent maneuverability at low air speeds and altitude, and are highly accurate weapons-delivery platforms. They can loiter near battle areas for extended periods of time and operate under 1,000-foot ceilings (303.3 meters) with 1.5-mile (2.4 kilometers) visibility. Their wide combat radius and short takeoff and landing capability permit operations in and out of locations near front lines. Using night vision goggles, A-10/ OA-10 pilots can conduct their missions during darkness."
Flash Fire Jet Truck
The Flash Fire Jet Truck has a fire breathing 12,000 horsepower jet engine and reaches speeds exceeding 350 mph! You will be amazed by the amount of fire, smoke, heat, noise, and SPEED of this awesome Jet Truck driven by Neal Darnell. Flash Fire will actually race a plane giving it a 150 mph head start and pass it like it's stopped!
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Erik can't remember his first airplane ride...because he wasn't born yet! He began "training" at the age of 6. He sat on his father's lap and flew on instruments. Erik was ready for solo at the age of 8 through the use of a tailor-made seat and control extensions. At age 10, he learned spins, which sparked his lifelong passion for aerobatics.