2020 AIR SHOW
Jets, Mono-Planes, Bi-Planes and more take to the sky!
NEW 2020 AIR SHOW PERFORMERS
Jerod Flohr has over 8,000 hours and has spent most of his career as an aerobatic instructor in Pitts, T-28’s and T-6’s. Jerod originally flew air shows in an Extra 300 and is excited to inspire the future of aviation while honoring the past. He says, the main idea of showcasing this beautiful piece of history is to honor our veterans and the men and women who keep us free in the greatest country the world has ever known.
GREG COLYER – Ace Maker, a Lockhead T-33, the U.S. Air Force’s first operational jet
A native Californian, Gregory "Wired" Colyer took his first flight at age 7 in a Cessna 172 with Dr. Lee Schaller out of the Schellville airport in Sonoma, California. Hooked ever since, Greg has been flying for almost 3 decades after earning his license in 1982 while serving in the US Army from 1982-1987.
After leaving the service he served 27 years for the FAA keeping the skies safe as an Air Traffic Controller at Oakland ARTCC from 1988-2015. His passion for the cockpit never left him as he continued to fly as a hobby and an occasional airshow flying a Beech T-34 Mentor until he imported a Russian L-29 Delfin Jet in 2003.
After flying with his friend Kay Eckhart, in one of Kay's Lockheed T-33s in 2007, Greg set his sights on an upgrade to the U.S. Air Force's first operational jet and a real piece of U.S. aviation history. Acquiring a T-33 and naming it Ace Maker in 2008. Then founding the nonprofit (501c-3) T-33 Heritage Foundation to help in the preservation of the type.
RETURNING AIR SHOW PERFORMERS FOR 2020
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.
Erickson Aircraft Collection from Madras, Oregon will bring 1 of ONLY 6 Lookheed P-38 Lightnings left in the WORLD. This historic P-38L has a unique twin boom design. The aircraft accounted for more Japanese aircraft losses than any other American warplane. The P-38L was America’s truly first modern military aircraft.
Tom speeds through the air in a modified SubSonex Jet, otherwise known as JSX003. This Experimental Jet comes as a kit from the Sonex factory in Oshkosh, WI and weighs 500 lbs. It reaches a speed of 300 mph, and it is fully aerobatic.
This SubSonex Jet was the first kit ever sold and flown, and it’s only been flying for approximately 2 years, so see it while it’s still “new” to tell your friends! The jet is powered by the PBS TJ-100 engine from the Czech Republic, and at full throttle it is capable of producing 258 lbs of thrust while burning 40 gallons/hr of jet fuel. As beautiful as the jet is, there is no paint on it! It is completely wrapped in a vinyl covering, similar to a show car.
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.
This loud, energy-filled jet performance will mesmerize! Super-fast and huge maneuvers in the sky are highlighted with wing smoke and smoke rings. Performing pilot Mark Peterson started flying at the age of six in a Piper Cherokee Arrow. He soloed at age 16 and received his private pilot’s license at 17. In 2007, he acquired the Dornier Alpha Jet and has since refined his skills in this high performance jet fighter!
2019 PERFORMANCE AND PAID RIDES