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Warbirds for Display

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  • Grumman TBM Avenger
    Grumman TBM Avenger
  • Yakovlev Yak-9
    Yakovlev Yak-9
  • Canadair F-86E Sabre
    Canadair F-86E Sabre
  • Lockheed T-33 Shooting Star
    Lockheed T-33 Shooting Star
  • Douglas A-4 Skyhawk
    Douglas A-4 Skyhawk
  • Mikoyan-Gurevich Mig 17
    Mikoyan-Gurevich Mig 17
  • Aero Vodochody L-39 Albatros
    Aero Vodochody L-39 Albatros
  • Northrop F-5 Tiger
    Northrop F-5 Tiger

More Act Info

Grumman TBM Avenger
WWII:  Grumman TBM Avenger


TBM Avenger Bu. No. 85828 was received by the Navy on 17 March 1945.  From March 1945 until September 1945 it served with Marine Torpedo Bombing Squadron 234 (VMTB-234).  This was one of squadrons aboard CVE carriers at the end of the war.  VMTB-234 served on the USS Vella Gulf during the Okinawa campaign.  All of the CVE squadrons were based at MCAS Santa Barbara, California. 
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Yakovlev Yak-9
WWII:  Yakovlev Yak-9


The Yak-9 was a single engine fighter used by the Soviet Union in WWII and after.  Fundamentally a lighter development of the Yak-7 with the same armament, it arrived at the front at the end of 1942.  Towards the end of the war, the Yak-9 was the first Soviet aircraft to shoot down the Messerschmitt Me 262 jet.  Following WWII it was used by the North Korean Air Force during the Korean War.  


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Canadair F-86 Sabre
Korean War:  Canadair F-86E Sabre


The North American F-86 Sabre was designed in the 1940's as a subsonic fighter aircraft.  The Sabre entered service with the United States Air Force in 1949.  The F-86 saw action and became the primary U.S. air combat fighter in the Korean War.  Various models were produced in day fighter, fighter-bomber, and all-weather interceptor configurations with a variety of armaments.  U.S. production of the Sabre ended in December, 1956.

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Lockheed T-33 Shooting Star
Korean War:  Lockheed T-33 Shooting Star


The Lockheed P-80 became the first jet fighter to enter full squadron service in the United States Army Air Forces.  The aircraft had straight wings, and it was the first operational jet fighter to have its engine contained in the fuselage.  The aircraft made its first flight on January 8th, 1944.  The P-80 was re-designated "F-80" in 1948 after the U.S. Air Force split from the Army.  The trainer made its first flight on March 22, 1948.  It was designated T-33A (popularly nicknamed the "T-Bird") soon after, and was produced from 1948-1959.  

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Douglas A-4 Skyhawk
Vietnam War:  Douglas A-4 Skyhawk


The A-4 Skyhawk was a post Korean War U.S. attack aircraft intended to be operated from aircraft carriers.  It was designed by Douglas Aircraft to satisfy the U.S. Navy's need for a jet powered replacement for the A-1 Skyrader.  The Skyhawk was successfully used by both the USN and USMC , with the first model entering service in October of 1956.  Skyhawks were the Navy's primary light bomber during the early years of the Vietnam War.  



Mikoyan-Gurevich Mig 17
Vietnam War:  Mikoyan-Gurevich Mig 17

The MiG-17 was designed to be controllable at higher Mach numbers.  Early versions which retained the original Soviet copy of the Rolls-Royce Nene VK-1 engine were heavier with equal thrust.  Later MiG-17s would be the first Soviet fighter application of an afterburner which offered increased thrust on demand dumping fuel in the exhaust of the basic engine.  



Aero Vodochody L-39 Albatros
Vietnam War:  Aero Vodochody L-39 Albatros


Originally designed as a combat training aircraft, the Aero Vodochody L-39 Albatros is now finding new life among owner, operator and modelling enthusiasts around the world.  The Aero Vodochody L-39 aircraft is a low-wing, tandem seating, all metal turbofan powered aircraft designed for basic and advanced training, including weapon delivery practicing, as well as for light attack tasks.

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Northrop F-5 Tiger
Vietnam War:  Northrop F-5 Tiger


The Northrop F-5A is a supersonic light fighter initially designed in the late 1950s by Northrop Corporation.  The design team wrapped a small, highly aerodynamic fighter around two compact and high-thrust GE J85 engines, focusing on performance and low cost of maintenance.  Though primarily designed for day air superiority role, the aircraft is also capable of ground-attack platform.




Acts & Performers

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  • Billy Werth & Pitts Special.
    Amazing, high energy routine.
    Billy Werth flying the Pitts Special. Photo by John Fleck
  • Carl Schwerman & T-37 Tweet
    Graceful, tight routine.
    Carl Schwerman rolling the
T-37 Tweet
  • Paul Keppeler & T-33 Shooting Star
    Speed and power
    Paul Keppeler going vertical in the T-33 Shooting Star
  • F-86 and Mig-17 Dogfight
    Exciting, close-up dog fight
    Korean Era F-86 and Mig-17 Dogfight
  • WHF Douglas AD-1 Skyraider
    Spad dives and straffes
    WHF presents the Douglas AD-1 Skyraider Air to Ground demo

More Act Info

Billy Werth in Pitts Special
Billy Werth flying Pitts Special.  Photo by J. Fleck


Billy Werth performs an amazing, high energy routine in the airshow classic Pitts S2-C to excite and the thrill crowds.  Please provide a Sponsor ride.  When not performing, upset training and VIP aerobatic rides are offered through Greyout Aerosports, LLC.  

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Carl Schwerman in T-37 Tweet
​​​​​​​Carl Schwerman rolling T-37 Tweet


Carl Schwerman gracefully displays the T-37 Tweet with an eye pleasing, close to the crowd, tight routine.



Paul Keppeler in T-33 Shooting Star
Paul Keppeler goes vertical in T-33 Shooting Star


Paul Keppeler flies the T-33 Shooting Star through a routine that displays the speed and power of this iconic american trainer.

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Korean Era Dogfight F-86 vs. MiG-17
Korean Era F-86 vs. MiG-17 Dogfight


Jeff Kaney and Paul Keppeler bring you the classic F-86 and MiG-17 dogfight routine!  Excite the crowd with close-up jet warbird action.



Douglas AD-1 Skyraider Air to Ground Demo
WHF presents:  Douglas AD-1 Skyraider Air to Ground Demo


During this high energy demo, watch as the Spad dives and straffes the runway showing the devasting force of the Douglas Skyraider.

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Airshow Video

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Billy Werth Pitts Special
Paul Keppeler performs aerobatics in his North American F-86 Sabre at Airshow London
F-86/MiG-17 Flybys

Services

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Ramp Rats
Ramp Rats
Ramp and Crowd Control
GSA Photography
GSA Photography
Airshow Media

Services

Ramp Rats
Ramp Rats
Ramp and Crowd Control
Ramp control for performers and transient aircraft is a difficult art.  The Ramp Rats bring 30 years of experience to the planning and execution of a safe surface plan.  The Rats are trained experts equipped with radio communications and transportation to effectively manage transient planes, airshow performers, and crowd lines.
Sterilizing ramps, expediting fuel trucks, and keeping errant attendees safe from operational aircraft  are some of the airshow challenges the Rats excel at handling smoothly.
GSA Photography
GSA Photography
Airshow Media
Social media and internet content are prime requirements for successful aviation events.  Sponsors and vendors expect excellent photography of the action at your event for their marketing efforts.  The quality of the event coverage and the ability to provide a virtual experience online is a reflection of professional event management.
Trevor Griffis of GSA Photography captures the feel and energy of your event.  His skillful composition and digital equipment allow him to deliver amazing images quickly.  Ground to Air, Air to Air, sponsor pictures, and candid volunteer moments will be quickly available to post online.   ​​​​​​​

Event Calendar

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