Performers

Performers' listing - subject to change.

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Canadian Forces Snowbirds

We are very pleased that the Canadian Forces Snowbirds will return to Waterloo during their 2014 season. Their incredible 9-plane aerial aerobatics will dazzle audiences of all ages. Stick around for autographs after their show!

This year, the team is led by Major Patrick Gobeil who some will remember flew the CF-18 Demonstration Team Hornet in the 2012 show.

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CF-18 Demonstration Team

Captain Adam "Manik" Runge from nearby Hanover is the pilot for the 2014 CF-18 Demonstration Team. Flying his specially painted CF-18 commemorating the 90th anniversary of the Royal Canadian Air Force, Captain Runge will dazzle audiences with the speed and manuevrability of his jet.

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Canadian Harvard Aircraft Association

 

The all-volunteer Canadian Harvard Aircraft Association from Tillsonburg, Ontario will "TURN UP THE ROAR" with their precision Formation Team.  Prepare yourselves for plenty of smoke and noise as the team showcases this historical WWII trainer.
 
In 2014, CHAA celebrates the 75th anniversary of the Harvard in Canada.

 

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Viper North L-29

 

 

Show co-producer Richard Cooper flying the incredible L-29. This Cold War trainer is a powerful but graceful performer.

 

 

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Lucas Oil Air Shows

Michael Wiskus

Lucas Oil Air Shows presents the incomprable Michael Wiskus. Flying a Pitts S-1-11B capable of +/- 12G, Michael brings it all to every performance.

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Yankee Air Museum - B-17
"Yankee Lady"

Over 12,000 Boeing B-17 bombers were built during WWII making them one of the most important aircraft of the war. From the Yankee Air Museum in Ysiplanti, Michigan comes "Yankee Lady".

 

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Mike Tryggvason
Mike Tryggvason is one of Canada`s youngest aerobatic performers at only 28 years of age. He flies a high energy airshow routine in the Giles 202. The 202 is the fastest rolling aerobatic monoplane in existence with a roll rate in excess of 480 degrees per second. Mike also flies the Giles in the Advanced category at aerobatic competitions. He currently works as an airline pilot at Canada’s largest regional carrier, and holds a Bachelors degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Western Ontario.

 

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Kent Pietsch

Once again the Waterloo Air Show is pleased to welcome back the one and only Kent Pietsch.

While most aerobatic performers have one basic program, Kent executes three storied acts that leave spectators mesmerized. These include a dead-stick (turning the engine off) routine from 6,000 feet and a rooftop landing on a moving RV! However, Kent is best known for a comedy act that features a detached aileron (wing flap) and a mesmerizing wingtip-scraping pass down the runway that you must see to believe. When Kent is at the controls of his plane, it is impossible not to watch him perform.

 

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Jet Aircraft Museum
T-33 "Mako Shark"

Once again the Mako Shark will be hunting in the skies above Waterloo. This beautifully painted T-33 jet trainer saw service with the RCAF and pays tribute to all who flew and still fly in defense of our country.

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Jet School Bus

A 367 mph school bus may be impractical for getting the kids to school but they're going to love the roar and flames as the Indy Boys take to the runway.

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Gord Price - Yak 50

Gord Price from nearby Thornbury once again brings his Yak 50 - Serial number 1 to Waterloo to amaze and delight. Now in his 70s, Gord has been flying aerobatics for decades.

 

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Danny Richer - Strikemaster

Brantford resident brings his unique BAC Strikemaster to the show to demonstrate the capabilities of this rare British made light attack jet with amazing agility.

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AV8FX

April Zalesky and her talented crew return with their extravaganza of fire and smoke. It will be a booming time with April at the controls.

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Wayne Hadath - F1 Rocket

A favourite hometown performer, Kitchener resident Wayne Hadath will display his home-built F1 Rocket -- a racing aircraft he calls "Little Bit" that can reach 275mph. Wayne and Little Bit won the prestigious Air Venture Cup in 2011.

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Lucas Oil Skydivers

Look up, way up and marvel at these 3 talented skydivers as they ride the winds using their highly manuevrable parachutes.

 

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ALL AIRCRAFT AND ACTS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE DUE TO OPERATIONAL DUTIES AND UNFORESEEN CIRCUMSTANCES.