Top Air Show Performers Make Early Commitments For 2011
Many of the world's top air show performers have already given
early confirmations to participate at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2011,
July 25-31 at Wittman Regional Airport.
Among the highlights for the afternoon air show lineup in 2011
is a dual act featuring Chuck Aaron's Red Bull aerobatic helicopter
and Kirby Chambliss' Edge, the AeroShell Aerobatic Team, Matt
Younkin and his Twin Beech, and the Warbird Spectaculars. Also
scheduled are the Airshow Aces featuring Gene Soucy along with Kent
and Warren Pietsch performing an old style barnstorming act, as
well as Team Chaos staging a modification of the Masters of
AeroShell Aerobatic Team
"Each of these performers work as a headline act at air shows
throughout the country, but they come together at EAA AirVenture to
make an all-star roster of the 'best of the best,'" said Tom
Poberezny, EAA and AirVenture chairman, who flew as a member of the
renowned Eagles Aerobatic Team and was named to the International
Council of Air Shows Hall of Fame in 2009. "Air show performers are
eager to fly at Oshkosh because it represents a major achievement
in their careers, flying in front of the most knowledgeable and
appreciative audiences on the air show circuit."
The afternoon air show is an anticipated spectacle each day at
EAA AirVenture, providing an exciting way to round out to a full
day on the Oshkosh flight line. In 2011, the best elements of the
daily air show and the "showcase" flying from previous years will
again be combined to provide several hours of exciting and
entertaining aerial entertainment.
Additionally, the widely popular Night Air Show and Fireworks
return on Saturday, July 30, to thrill attendees with a mix of
aerobatics and pyrotechnics all musically choreographed.
"Each afternoon's showcase and air show create a daily
attraction that simply cannot be seen anywhere else but EAA
AirVenture," Poberezny said. "Oshkosh is the place where the
airplanes, people and innovations come together each year in
aviation's family reunion."
Several top-level attractions and events will also commemorate
the Centennial of Naval Aviation at AirVenture 2011, which
has been classified a Tier 1 event by the U.S. Navy for its
year-long celebration. Special themed days include "Tribute to Bob
Hoover" Day on Tuesday, July 26, Navy Day on Wednesday, July 27,
and "Tribute to Burt Rutan" Day on Thursday, July 28.