The mission of the Blue Angels is to showcase the teamwork and professionalism of the United States Navy and Marine Corps through flight demonstrations and community outreach while inspiring a culture of excellence and service to country.
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.
The Chuters are a veterans centric parachute demonstration team that provides patriotic themed precision aerial parachute demonstrations across the globe.
And the Alabama Boys
Greg Koontz has been performing in airshows since 1974, when he joined Col. Moser's Flying Circus and learned his trademark maneuvers from the best in the business. This airshow season, Greg returns to his roots to bring back good old-fashioned family entertainment in the best flying circus tradition!
Kirby continuously trained to perfect his aerobatic skills and routines, which he was able to display at various air shows. There, he began to establish his continuously growing fan base and earned recognition for his skills with an acceptance onto the U.S. National Aerobatic Team. To date, Kirby has accumulated 13 medals in world competition.
Matt Younkin’s Beech 18 performance is likely the most unusual act on the airshow circuit today. The Beech 18 was never designed for aerobatic flight; however that doesn’t make it incapable of doing just that. The performance is almost a mirror image of the one his father Bobby pioneered and flew for over 15 years. It begins with a roll on takeoff followed by a series of Cuban eights, point-rolls, and even a loop.
Mini Jet Airshow
What started off as a half partnership in an RV-6 with his brother turned into the once in a lifetime opportunity to purchase and perform in a SubSonex Jet. At only 500 lbs with speeds up to 300 mph, it puts on one of most unique and exciting airshows in the country!
Super Salto Sailplane
With its military-grade 250 pound thrust jet engine, the Super Salto jet sailplane self-launches and performs both a classic sailplane aerial ballet and screamin' low-level jet aerobatics. No scheduling conflicts and valuable airshow time wasted climbing to altitude. No time wasted hooking up a tow plane or taxiing clear after the performance.
Erickson Aircraft Collection
The Erickson Aircraft Collection proudly displays a vintage aircraft collection started by Jack Erickson in 1983. The organization will also offer flights on these historic aircraft. Tickets will be available for purchase online through the organization's website and onsite at the show.
Dave Costa from Renegade AV8R performs in his TS-11 Iskra which has more then 50 years of military service!
Ivan the L-39
Jerry ‘Jive’ Kerby is a retired United States Air Force Lieutenant Colonel and fighter pilot. During the 2019 races as a rookie, Jive became one of the few racers to ever qualify at over 500 mph. He returned to Reno for 2021 flying the L-39C as Team Race 11’s main aircraft in the Jet Class.
NEVADA DIVISION OF FORESTRY FIREFIGHTING DEMO
Fresh off a successful 2022 wildfire season, NDF showcases tools from their aggressive wildland firefighting strategy. The UH-1 Huey helicopter with it’s ability to insert Helitak Firefighters in remote areas as well as precision water drops. The NDF helicopters operate in concert and partnership with Rutledge Airborne and its initial attack Single Engine Air Tanker (SEAT) aircraft capable of dropping 800 gallons of retardant.