Professional Airshow Pilot and Announcer Steve Stavrakakis was destined for a career in aviation long before his first aircraft ride in a family friends Luscombe at age 11.
The Third Marine Aircraft Wing Band, one of ten Marine Corps fleet bands, is under the command of the Third Marine Aircraft Wing.
The Marines and Sailors of MCAS Yuma Headquarters and Headquarters Squadron maintain and operate the UH-1N Huey helicopter.
The F-35 Lightning II is a 5th Generation fighter, combining advanced stealth with fighter speed and agility, fully fused sensor information, network-enabled operations and advanced sustainment.
The F-5 Tiger II is a highly maneuverable, capable and reliable fighter used by the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps and more than 30 countries worldwide as a front line fighter, trainer, or reconnaissance aircraft.
Representing, arguably, the greatest breakthroughs in aircraft technology, the Harrier was the first VSTOL-capable jet in the Marine inventory, giving MAGTF commanders new flexibility on the battlefield.
With the speed and range of a turboprop, the maneuverability of a helicopter and the ability to carry 24 Marine combat troops twice as fast and five times farther than previous helicopters, the Osprey greatly enhances the advantages Marines have over their enemies.
Chuck ‘Malibu’ Aaron is the first civilian pilot ever to be licensed to perform helicopter aerobatics in the U.S. He is also the first helicopter pilot to be presented with the Art Scholl Showmanship Award, an honor bestowed to recognize the world’s most outstanding air show performers. In 2011, Chuck was inducted to the prestigious Society of Experimental Test Pilots, and in 2013, he received the exalted honor of being officially recognized as a Living Legend of Aviation.
Jacquie B climbs into the cockpit and takes control. As the world’s most successful performance and unlimited category aerobatic aircraft, the EXTRA 300 series remains unrivaled in its class.
Dan’s unpowered hang glider (which he uses in the daytime act) and the motorized hang glider (which he uses for the night time act), are both rigorously engineered, and stress tested.
The 800-pound Interstate Cadet with a 37-foot wingspan. The plane’s horizontally opposed four-cylinder engine can generate 90 horsepower and a G-force ranging from -3 to +5.
The Smoke-N-Thunder Jetcar gets its power from its Westinghouse J34-48 engine. The engine was originally used in the North American Buckeye T-2A aircraft.
Firecat is a sleek, modern jet, an Aero Vodochody L-39C. It is not outdated. It is not obsolete. It is a modern military aircraft with all the performance and reliability that implies.
War Dog was built in Texas in 1944. First stationed at MCAS El Toro, then six months later transferred to Miramar Air Station. Several years and numerous duty stations later, she was retired from the US Armed Forces.
The Yuma Aeromodelers Club was started over 30 yrs ago and has had various flying sites over the years.
The Rifle Airshows RV-8 is a highly polished member of the most prolific family of homebuilt aircraft ever made.
There's nothing else like it in the world! With its military-grade 225 pound thrust jet engine, the Super Salto jet sailplane self-launches and performs both a classic sailplane aerial ballet and screamin' low-level jet aerobatics.
The 1943 Super Stearman first served with the US Navy as an N2S-3 and was later converted to a 450 HP crop duster in the early 1950’s.