Props and Pistons Festival
A-10 Aerobatic Demo
The A-10 is the Air Force's premier close air support aircraft, providing invaluable protection to troops on the ground. The Air Combat Command A-10C Thunderbolt II Demonstration Team, stationed out of Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona, brings the aircraft to air shows around the country to showcase the unique combat capabilities of the A-10 "Warthog." They perform precision aerial maneuvers while highlighting the mission and professionalism of the men and women of the United States Air Force.
A-10 & P-51 Heritage Formation Flight
The Air Force Heritage Flight Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that was formed with the primary charitable mission of providing Heritage Flights to the public. These performances feature modern fighter and attack aircraft flying alongside World War II, Korea and Vietnam-era planes in a dramatic display of our nation's air power history. These formations serve as a living memorial to the men and women who have served - or are currently serving - in the U.S. Air Force, and we proudly fly in support of Air Force recruiting and retention efforts.
The CAF Red Tail Squadron is committed to telling the inspirational story of the Tuskegee Airmen, America’s first black military pilots and their support personnel. The mobile movie theater tells the story of the Tuskegee Airmen and the WASP (women pilots), and the obstacles they both overcame to be able to serve their country during WWII.
Check out the P-51 next to the movie trailer or watch the skies for it's daily aerobatic performances.
Rick Volker and the Sukhoi 26
Rick is an unlimited category International Aerobatic Club pilot and has competed in aerobatic competitions for many years in high performance aircraft such as the Pitts and Sukhoi. Rick has won numerous regional aerobatic events. He is a former competitive swimmer, speed skater, bicycle racer, cross-country skier, and body builder. Such is the type of
conditioning required to fly at this level, as Rick alternates between plus 11 and minus 6 Gs, often in the same maneuver.
Rick is a practicing dentist in Niagara Falls, New York and
currently teaches advanced aerobatics to pilots in their own aircraft.
GERONIMO Skydiving Team
GERONIMO! Skydiving Team members are some of the most experienced and skilled civilian show jumpers in North America. As disciplined professionals, the members are committed to performance excellence, safety, professionalism, and personal integrity. In addition to high standards as performers they are dedicated to giving back to the community and strive to be role models for today's youth.
Have your cameras ready as the team conducts two jumps each day, one with the American flag during our National Anthem and then later in the day as superheroes. Be sure to have the kids ready as the superhero's love to sign autographs.
T-34 formation flying
Have your camera ready for T-34's flying in perfect formation
Flybys and other aerial displays
Numerous aircraft will be conducting photo passes & flyovers during the event many of which will be on display. Get up close and personal with these planes and their pilot in between demos. Below are some of the aircraft that are planning to be in the air.