EAA AVIATION CENTER, OSHKOSH, Wis. — (Jan. 5, 2012) — Many of the world’s top air show performers have already given early confirmations to participate at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2012, the 60th annual “World’s Greatest Aviation Celebration” scheduled for July 23-29 at Wittman Regional Airport. Daily air shows at EAA AirVenture are presented by Rockwell Collins, a leading provider of communication and aviation electronic solutions for military and commercial customers around the globe.
Among the highlights for the afternoon air show lineup in 2012 is Chuck Aaron’s Red Bull aerobatic helicopter, the AeroShell Aerobatic Team, Matt Younkin and his Twin Beech, Bob Carlton and the Jet Sailplane, and Warbird Spectaculars (including expanded shows on Friday and Saturday featuring pyrotechnics).
Also scheduled are Sean Tucker and his Pitts, Gene Soucy and his Showcat, and Mike Goulian and his Extra. In addition, Greg Koontz and the Alabama Boys will help celebrate the 75th anniversary of the Piper Cub during EAA AirVenture 2012, as will the return of Kyle Franklin flying in his PA-18 Super Cub comedy routine.
“Each of these performers work as a headline act at air shows throughout the country, but they come together at in Oshkosh to form an all-star roster of the ‘best of the best,’” said Rod Hightower, EAA President/CEO. “Each afternoon’s showcase and air show create a daily attraction that simply cannot be seen anywhere else but EAA AirVenture, which has 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 flightline. In 2012, 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 will be held on Saturday, July 28, to thrill attendees with a mix of aerobatics and pyrotechnics all musically choreographed.
Exact daily performance schedules will be finalized in the weeks prior to EAA AirVenture and will be announced through the event’s extensive website at www.airventure.org. Advance purchase admission tickets and camping for AirVenture 2012 are now available at www.airventure.org/tickets.
About EAA AirVenture Oshkosh
EAA AirVenture Oshkosh is “The World’s Greatest Aviation Celebration” and EAA’s yearly membership convention. Additional EAA AirVenture information, including advance ticket and camping purchase, is available online at www.airventure.org. EAA members receive lowest prices on admission rates. For more information on EAA and its programs, call 1-800-JOIN-EAA (1-800-564-6322) or visit www.eaa.org. Immediate news is available at www.twitter.com/EAAupdate.
AIR SHOW PERFORMERS CONFIRMED FOR EAA AIRVENTURE 2012
(as of 1/5/2012 — more will be added and the list is subject to change without notice)
Chuck Aaron Red Bull Helicopter
AeroShell Team T-6s
Bob Carlton Jet Sailplane
Kyle Franklin PA-18 Super Cub comedy routine
Mike Goulian Extra
Iron Eagles Super Christen Eagle I
Greg Koontz and the Alabama Boys Piper J-3 Cub and Decathlon
John Mohr Stearman
Melissa Pemberton Zivko Edge 540
Jim Peitz Bonanza
Doug Rozendaal and Bob Odegaard P-51 and Shrike Commander
Gene Soucy Showcat
Sean Tucker Pitts
Matt Younkin Twin Beech
Warbirds Warbirds of America