October 13th & 14th, 2018


The U.S. Navy Blue Angels
One of the premier flight demonstration teams for the United States armed forces, the Blue Angels represent the men and women of the United States Navy and Marine Corps. The mission of the Blue Angels is to showcase the pride and professionalism of the United States Navy and Marine Corps by inspiring a culture of excellence and service to country through flight demonstrations and community outreach.

USASOC Black Daggers Jump Team
The Black Daggers are the official U.S. Army Special Operations Command Parachute Demonstration Team. Their mission is to perform live aerial demonstrations in support of Army Special Operations community relations and recruiting.!




Dave Costa - Renegade AV8R
Dave is our Minden local. He promotes aviation through his radio show, Renegade AV8R and with his Iskra airshow jet.

Paul McCowan
Paul started jumping in 1967 when he was a Green Beret in the United States Army. After leaving the army in 1969 he began sport jumping and turned a hobby into a business when in 1971 he formed Paul McCowan Airshows. For 8 years the team preformed daily shows at the amusement park Kings Island. To date Paul has over 10,000 jumps to his name with over 300 hours in freefall. Paul jumps with a 5,000 square foot flag!




Kirby Chambliss
Kirby continuously trains to perfect his aerobatic skills and routines, earning recognition for his skills with an acceptance onto the U.S. National Aerobatic Team. To date, Kirby has accumulated 13 medals in world competition.

Red Bull Aerobatic Helicopter
Aaron Fitzgerlad will amaze you in the Red Bull BO-105 fully aerobatic helicopter, doing aerobatics that are normally not possible in a helicopter.



Red Bull Wingsuit Team
Watch as the Red Bull Wingsuit team drops from the helicopter and glides overhead. The team is famous around the world for their skill on the wingsuit.

Bill Stein
Returning for his second performance at the Aviation Roundup, Bill Stein has logged over 5,000 hours of aerobatic and formation flight. Bill began flying aerobatics when he was still a student pilot and has been dedicated to perfecting his skills ever since. Since 1995 Bill has performed at air shows all across the United States and has entertained millions air show fans.



Gene Soucy
Gene Soucy is one of the most well-respected and proficient airshow pilots in American aviation. He is a former member of the record-setting Eagles Aerobatic Flight Team, he has been a member of two World Champion U.S. Aerobatic Teams, and he has won more awards than any other active airshow pilot.

Greg Colyer
Gregory "Wired" Colyer took his first flight at age 7 in a Cessna 172 with Dr. Lee Schaller out of the Schellville airport in Sonoma, California. Hooked ever since, Greg has been flying for almost 3 decades after earning his license in 1982 while serving in the US Army from 1982-1987. He holds a Commercial Pilot certificate with instrument, single and multi engine ratings as well as being a Certified Flight Instructor. Type rated in Aero Vodochody's L-29 Delfin, L-39 Albatros and the Lockheed T-33 Shooting Star. A level I Aerobatic low level card and FAST lead formation card round out his qualifications.



Jim Peitz Aerosports
Jim is from Pierre, SD where his father taught him to fly in the 1970's. He began teaching himself aerobatics in 1992, and has since amassed over 14000 incident-free hours in over 100 aircraft types!
Jim is the recipient of the most prestigious award in the airshow industry, the International Council of Airshows Sword of Excellence. He has performed in a wide variety of airshow aircraft.


Gene McNeely
Gene became interested in flying while in high school. After serving a tour in the Navy, he used his G.I. Bill to realize his dreams of flying. Gene discouvered his passion for the T-6 while watching a friend's father fly one in an airshow.

In addition to performing solo routines in the T-6, Gena also spent 23 years flying a T-6 in the slot position for the renown Aeroshell Aerobatic Team, and racing in Reno since 1986.



Commemorative Air Force, Southern California Wing - Pacific Conflict
The CAF SoCal Wing will demonstrate the abilities of both the F-6 Hellcat and the A6M3 Zero in an aerial duel.
The aircraft will also be on display in the static display area, along with the venerable P-51 Mustang.