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Desert Rats: Formation Demonstration Team

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The Desert Rats Formation Demonstration Team is based at the Phoenix Deer Valley Airport and flies the CJ-6 military trainer. They are one of the few four-ship formation demonstration teams in the Southwest. Pilot bios Lead: Retired Lt. Col. Mike Carter Flew the F-4 and F-16 during a 20-year active-duty career, former 61st Fighter Squadron…

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Bob Freeman — Extra 330

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Bob Freeman, air show performer and unlimited competition pilot flies the EXTRA 330SC. The EXTRA is a single seat, low-wing aerobatic monoplane with conventional (taildragger) landing gear, offering incredible aerobatic performance.

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Blue Angels: 72 Years of aviation excellence

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Blue Angels History In 1946, the Chief of Naval Operations, Admiral Chester Nimitz, created a flight exhibition team to raise the public’s interest in naval aviation and boost Navy morale. It began with precision combat maneuvers in the F-6 Hellcat, F-8 Bearcat and F-9 Panther. During the 1950s, aerobatic maneuvers performed in the F-9 Cougar…

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Wings of Blue

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Age 49 and still going strong In the spring of 1962, a group of Air Force Academy cadets made their first parachute jump. Using condemned SERE rigs and local aviation pilots, these cadets made several jumps in the Colorado area. When word of their jumping got back to the superintendent, academy leadership faced a dilemma…

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Brad Wursten — MXS-R

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Watch as Brad Wursten flies in one of the most highly sophisticated airplanes in the world, the MXS-R made by MX Aircraft. The plane features a complete carbon fiber airframe that weighs an impressive 1,100 pounds. The Lycoming engine has 385 HP and can reach a top speed of more than 300 MPH, a roll…

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Tora Tora Tora: A Living History Museum

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“Yesterday, December 7, 1941, a date which will live in infamy, the United States of America was suddenly and deliberately attacked by naval and air forces of the Empire of Japan.” ~ President Franklin Roosevelt Tora, Tora, Tora began in 1972 when six replica Japanese aircraft used in the movie of the same name were…

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P-51C Mustang Tuskegee Airmen

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The Commemorative Air Force Red Tail Squadron’s P-51C Mustang, named Tuskegee Airmen, is an authentic and fully restored operational fighter from the World War II era. This awe-inspiring aircraft sparks conversations to educate young and old alike about the often-overlooked history of the Tuskegee Airmen who flew this same model as their signature aircraft in…

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Bill Stein Edge 540

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Bill’s Edge 540 has a completely new and unique look. Using cutting-edge paint technology, Bill has designed the spectacular look of his new airplane using a paint that continuously changes color based on the constantly varying angles between the spectators, airplane and the lighting. Imagine the visual impact of Bill’s airplane that is multiple colors…

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Greg Coyler and the T-33 Ace Maker

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Engine: Allison J-33/Rolls Royce Nene 10 Max speed: 505 kts/.80M Length: 37 feet 8 inches Height: 11 feet 8 inches Wing Span: 42 feet 5 inches w/tip tanks Max weight: 16,800 pounds

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John Klatt

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Excellence, professionalism & distinction These are the principles upon which John Klatt Airshows, Inc. was founded in 1999. For nearly two-decades, John Klatt has brought world-class, breath-taking aerobatics to airshow audiences all across the world. The goal is to entertain with a unique blend of precision, power and performance.

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