Jets, Mono-Planes, Bi-Planes and more take to the sky!
Born and raised in California with an earned PhD in Chemistry from UC Berkeley, Vicky is an accomplished pilot, skydiver, aerobatic performer, and air racer. In fact, in 2015 she became the “Fastest Woman Racer” ever in the history of the Reno Air Races when she qualified an Aero Vodochody jet on the racecourse at 469.831 mph.
Vicky will share her life-long passion for flying on July 23 in Truckee in her vintage 1940 450-horsepower open-cockpit, big red biplane! In 2018 Vicky appeared in the Netflix movie, “Mercury 13” while flying the Stearman. The movie tells the story of thirteen women who could have qualified for NASA's astronaut program, but they were “simply the wrong gender.” Vicky will wow the crowd and engage with families and fans awaiting her on the ramp!
Anna has officially become one of Truckee’s favorite performers! She is a self-proclaimed Sky Dancer, slowly and precisely “dancing in the sky” in her Super Decathlon (Super D plane). The performance is as graceful as her performance on ice. Yes! She is a competitive figure skater too.
Set to classical music, the performance captivates audiences with its elegance; Anna speaks fluently more than 7 languages, owns and operates the Canadian Flight Centre, holds a Ph.D. in Financial Mathematics, and is a Mom too! Anna was born in the Ukraine and spent several years living in Switzerland, Germany and Brazil before moving to Canada in 2008.
The Polish, TS-11 ISKRA military jet will soar through the air with speed and grace while David has it reach a speed of well over 400 mph! The performance gives air show attendees a real up close and personal experience. The ISKRA jet is a real rarity, as it has seen over 50 years of active military service, including combat. Come see this “Spark”in the sky! (ISKRA is Polish for “Spark”.)
Rich is a retired Air Force Lieutenant Colonel, former U-2 pilot, internationally known air show performer, and an award-winning instructor pilot, with his Marchetti SF-260. This Italian-built fighter aircraft flies at 270 mph! It has a side-by-side seating arrangement, dual stick controls and is FAA certified to +6/-3 G’s. It’s the ultimate aerobatic training aircraft. In fact, Rich gives lessons/rides in the Marchetti out of the San Francisco Bay Area!
Bob will take to the air in his Extra 330C – N330RF, a converted Red Bull Racer Aircraft), so it’s FAST.
Bob started flying in 1972 while in junior high school and has been flying aerobatics since 1981. In 1985, he started competing in the International Aerobatic Club (IAC) events at the Sportsman level. Since 1985, he’s moved up through the ranks of competition and is now a member of the U.S. Unlimited Aerobatic Team. Bob has flown 3 world championships and placed 4th in Slovenia in 2002.