2019 AIR SHOW

PERFORMERS

Jets, Mono-Planes, Bi-Planes and more take to the sky!

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NEW 2019 AIR SHOW PERFORMERS

The airbrushed blood on Franklin’s Bi-Plane known as “Dracula” exemplifies the opening scene of some of the scariest horror movies ever seen! Kids know the story that is created in the sky; it’s the horror story of Dracula with blood red smoke, a roaring 500 horsepower plane doing twists and tumbles. “Dracula” will stop close to crowd for all to see and meet Kyle Franklin!

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.

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.

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.

RETURNING AIR SHOW PERFORMERS FOR 2019

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!

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.

2019 PERFORMANCE AND PAID RIDES 

Take the ride of your life!  And know that a portion of your ride cost goes back to Truckee Tahoe Youth!!!

 

The P-51D was converted to a two-seater, so people can experience this amazing aircraft first-hand, and check this item off their bucket list! Rides are available Thursday, July 11 thru Friday, July 12, after the Air Show on Saturday, July 13 and on Sunday, July 14. Click here for more details. Sign-up and support local youth!

 

The P-51D will also perform in the air show. This aircraft is one of the most important military aircraft in aviation history. Built in Inglewood, Calif. in 1945, the aircraft is a “near-combat” veteran. It was sent to Europe in March 1945, but it didn’t see combat. ​

The B-25 will perform, and people can pay to take a ride in it prior or after the Air Show! During the performance, the B-25 roars through the sky. It's known as a "medium bomber" because it was designed to operate with medium-sized bombloads over medium range distance. But, to most crowds, it looks pretty BIG!

If you can't make it to see it in the air, you might just hear it!  It roars!!!

Rides are available Friday July 12 thru Sunday, July 14, 2019. Click here for more details.