Lightspeed Aviation has announced sponsorship of the Lightning Formation Airshows Team, a highly experienced team of talented formation and aerobatic pilots.
Commenting on the announcement, Teresa De Mers, Executive Vice President of Lightspeed Aviation, said, “We are incredibly excited to be partnering with this team of exemplary pilots. They have the skills and experience to impress the crowds at any airshow. Plus, their focus on professionalism and safety as fundamental core team values, and their ability to showcase the incredible capabilities of general aviation with their RV aircraft demonstrate their alignment with Lightspeed’s commitment to aviation at its best. We couldn’t be happier about this partnership.”
The members of the newly named Lightning Formation Airshows Team have flown together for over 5 years. Their signature show, developed over the past three years, features eight aircraft, including a core 6-ship that performs flybys in various formation shapes, plus two solo aircraft that fly exciting high speed and dynamic passes and maneuvers. The team’s colorful RV aircraft and non-stop action with lots of airshow smoke are crowd favorites wherever they fly.
Commenting on behalf of the team, Bob Mills, Lightning Formation Airshows Team Flight Lead, says, “Our Team is thrilled to represent Lightspeed Aviation, its great people, and its superb products to the airshow industry, and to the many spectators who enjoy airshows across North America. ”
Mills, a retired Navy Captain with 41 years of flying experience heads up the team of 12 highly seasoned pilots, that includes current and retired Navy and Air Force pilots, Reno Air Racers, aerobatics experts and test pilots.