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2021 AIR SHOW

PERFORMERS

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

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Here are the Top 3 Things to Know about the F-35A and Major Wolfe:

 

The F-35A Lightning II Demonstration team will mesmerize the Truckee Tahoe crowd with the Air Force’s most advanced 5th generation multi-role stealth fighter.  

Designed to enable direct attack against the most heavily defended ground targets getting much closer without being seen, the F-35A will replace the U.S. Air Force’s aging fleet of F-16 Fighting Falcons and A-10 Thunderbolt II’s, which have been the primary fighter aircraft for more than 20 years.

Major Kristin “Beo” Wolfe is the first female F-35A Demo Team pilot and only the second United SAF F-35A Demo Team Pilot in history.

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Let’s welcome Jerod Flohr and his Douglas TA-4 Skyhawk, a two-seat carrier-based attack aircraft that was developed in the 1950s for the United States Navy and United States Marine Corps., to the 2021 Air Show!  This aircraft was used by the Blue Angels and Top Gun! The Skyhawk 518 has a J52-P8B engine producing 9,300 pounds of thrust which is about 1,000 pounds more thrust than a stock “TA-4J.” Jerod has spent most of his career as an aerobatic instructor in a Pitts, T-28’s and T-6’s, and he originally flew air shows in an Extra 300. He inspires the future of aviation while honoring the past.

 

Jerod 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.”

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The RenegaeAV8R Jet Air Show performance features Pilot David Costa! 

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”.)

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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!

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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.

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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.

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Erickson Aircraft Collection from Madras, Oregon will bring will bring the following for 2021 and this year is the P-40, SBD, P-51, Skyraider and TBM.

CURTISS P-40E KITTYHAWK

The P-40 is most widely known and famous as the aircraft of the First American Volunteer Group of the Republic of China Air Force in 1941–1942. This group was nicknamed the Flying Tigers and was composed of pilots from the United States Army Air Corps, Navy, and Marine Corps, recruited under President Franklin Roosevelt's authority before Pearl Harbor and commanded by Claire Lee Chennault.

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SBD DAUNTLESS

It’s hard to believe that the Dauntless began its combat career as a “mediocre” dive-bomber and was considered obsolete before the United States entered WWII. Because for the Navy, the Dauntless was the principal carrier based dive-bomber during the early part of WWII. It was the only U.S. aircraft to participate in ALL five naval engagements fought exclusively between aircraft carriers. It sank more enemy ships during 1942 than all other aircraft combined!

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NORTH AMERICAN P-51D MUSTANG

Originally designed for Great Britain, the classic P-51 Mustang is one of the greatest military aviation success stories. This fighter jet was adopted by the U.S. Army Air Force and was upgraded the powerful Rolls-Royce Merlin,  a British liquid-cooled V-12 piston aero engine of 27-litres capacity. If you haven’t seen the P-51 Mustang at our past air shows, you definitely don’t want to miss it again!

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AD-4W SKYRAIDER

Originally designed for Great Britain, the classic P-51 Mustang is one of the greatest military aviation success stories. This fighter jet was adopted by the U.S. Army Air Force and was upgraded the powerful Rolls-Royce Merlin,  a British liquid-cooled V-12 piston aero engine of 27-litres capacity. If you haven’t seen the P-51 Mustang at our past air shows, you definitely don’t want to miss it again!

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Grumman TBM-3E Avenger

Designed to replace the Douglas Devastator as the U.S. Navy’s primary torpedo attack aircraft, the TBF/TBM’s prototype was first tested in August 1941, and planes started coming of the production line in January 1942. The Avenger had folding wings, so it could be stored more easily aboard aircraft carries, and it was the first U.S. warplane to carry a 22-inch torpedo internally.

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The Ranger Road Skydiving Team will kick-off the Truckee Tahoe Air Show at 10:20 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 11 jumping with the American flag. Three Ranger Road jumpers will leap from a Douglas DC-3, a propeller-driven airliner which had a lasting effect on the airline industry in the 1930s/1940s and World War II.

 

The Ranger Road mission is to Bring veterans together through extraordinary experiences by empowering the transition to the next chapter of their life.

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