|Kyle Franklin will perform at AirVenture Oshkosh 2012 with his PA-18 Super Cub. (Photo by Larry Raulston/Franklin's Flying Circus)
Many of the world's top air show performers have already confirmed their appearances at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2012, as the 60th annual convention and fly-in takes place July 23-29 at Wittman Regional Airport. Acts such as 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) will provide daily thrills for AirVenture attendees.
Also scheduled are Sean D. Tucker and his Oracle Challenger III, Gene Soucy and his Showcat, and Mike Goulian and his Extra. Greg Koontz and the Alabama Boys will help celebrate the 75th anniversary of the Piper Cub, 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."
Capping off the week will be the wildly popular Night Air Show and Fireworks on Saturday, July 28, providing attendees with a mix of aerobatics and pyrotechnics all musically choreographed.
Exact daily performance schedules will be finalized in the weeks prior to AirVenture and will appear on the AirVenture website. 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.
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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-18A 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
Jim Peitz - Bonanza
Doug Rozendaal and Bob Odegaard - P-51 and Shrike Commander
Gene Soucy - Showcat
Sean D. Tucker - Oracle Challenger III
Matt Younkin - Twin Beech
Warbirds - Warbirds of America