|World’s largest air show team flies custom-built Van’s RV kit aircraft
EAA AVIATION CENTER, OSHKOSH, Wis. — (Jan. 18, 2013) — Team AeroDynamix, which made a spectacular EAA AirVenture Oshkosh debut in 2012, will be returning this year as a featured act in the event’s afternoon and night air shows. The 61st annual EAA fly-in convention, known as “The World’s Greatest Aviation Celebration,” will take place July 29-August 4 at Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh.
The formation team, which changed its name to Team AeroDynamix from the original Team RV at the start of the 2013 show season, features graceful aerobatics and precision formation flying in an action-packed performance. With a combined total of more than 100,000 hours of flying time in military, commercial, and civilian aviation, the professional pilots of Team AeroDynamix bring a diverse background to flight operations. This experience equips the team with the discipline and safety required for close formation flying, as often less than three feet separates the planes during the show.
The RV-series custom-built aircraft flown by Team AeroDynamix are stressed for 6g (six times the force of gravity) and attain speeds of up to 200 mph during their performances. Most of the team’s pilots built their own planes, and no two planes are exactly alike. Each paint scheme creates a colorful palette for spectators.
“Team AeroDynamix was one of the most talked-about acts at Oshkosh in 2012,” said Jim DiMatteo, EAA vice president of AirVenture Features and Attractions. “The team is unique not only because of the number of airplanes flying during their colorful performance, but also because these custom-built aircraft appeal to the thousands of EAA members who have constructed their own airplanes.”
The team will fly on several days during EAA AirVenture’s air shows, where the world’s finest performers create an all-star lineup of aerial skill. Each day’s show lasts several hours and is sponsored by Rockwell Collins. They are an exciting highlight of the unmatched schedule of aviation events and experiences that are found only at Oshkosh.
“Flying at Oshkosh is unlike flying anyplace else in the world, because we’re performing in front of tens of thousands of fellow aviators as well as the public,” said Mike “Kahuna” Stewart, the team’s flight lead and founder. “We always strive to be better for every show, but the excitement of flying at EAA is something special. We know people will feel the same anticipation and exhilaration that we feel up in the air." More information on Team AeroDynamix is available at www.teamaerodynamix.com. Additional EAA AirVenture Oshkosh air show performers will be announced as their appearances are confirmed.
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.