Many of the world's top air show performers have
given early confirmations to participate at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2008,
"The World's Greatest Aviation Celebration," on July 28-August 3 at
Wittman Regional Airport.
Matt Younkin performs at
EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2007.
Among the early confirmations are world champion
aerobatic competitors such as three-time world champion Nikolai Timofeev and
yearly favorites such as Sean D. Tucker, Patty Wagstaff, the AeroShell
Aerobatic Team and the Warbird Spectaculars.
In addition, second-generation air show
standouts Matt Younkin and Kyle Franklin will be appearing at AirVenture, as
well as acts and performers never before seen at Oshkosh, such as the Aerostars
in their nimble Yak 52 aircraft. Additional air show performers will be added
prior to AirVenture and announced as they are confirmed.
"Each of these performers work as a
headline act at dozens of air shows throughout the country, but the come
together at EAA AirVenture to make an all-star roster of the 'best of the
best,'" said Tom Poberezny, EAA president and AirVenture chairman, who
flew as a member of the renowned Eagles Aerobatic Team. "Air show
performers are eager to fly at Oshkosh because it represents a major
achievement in their careers, flying in front of the most knowledgeable and
appreciative audiences on the air show circuit. Look for even more top
performers to be added to the list in early 2008."
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 flight line. Prior to each day's air show, there is
also showcase flying featuring a variety of aircraft, old and new, that shows
the depth and breath of the aviation community.
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.
"Each afternoon's showcase and air show
create a daily attraction that simply cannot be seen anywhere else but EAA
AirVenture," Poberezny said. "Oshkosh is the place where the
airplanes, people and innovations come together each year in aviation's family
PERFORMERS CONFIRMED FOR EAA AIRVENTURE 2008
(as of 12/20/2007 - more will be added and the list is subject to change
AeroShell Team 4 - T-6s
Aerostars 3 - Yak 52s
Matt Chapman - CAP 231
Chandy Clanton - Edge 540
Collaborators - Modified Pitts, Edge 540, 2 Extras
Bob Davis - Sukhoi
Kyle Franklin - Waco
Mike Goulian - Extra
Iron Eagles 2 - Christen Eagles
Greg Poe - MX-2
Gene Soucy - Showcat
Nikolay Timofeev - Sukhoi
Sean Tucker - Modified Pitts
Patty Wagstaff - Extra
Mike Wiskus - Pitts
Matt Younkin - Twin Beech
Liberty Parachute - Team