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Top Air Show Performers Confirmed for EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2008

Matt Younkin performs at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2007.

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.

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 reunion."

(as of 12/20/2007 - more will be added and the list is subject to change without notice)

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


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