|Team AeroDynamix, formerly Team RV, returns to AirVenture to perform in 2013.
January 17, 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 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 3 feet separate the planes during the show.
The RV-series custom-built aircraft flown by Team AeroDynamix are stressed for 6g 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 afternoon air shows, sponsored by Rockwell Collins, where the world's finest air show performers create an all-star lineup of aerial skill. Each afternoon's air show lasts several hours and is 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."
Additional AirVenture air show performers will be announced as their appearances are confirmed.