Military Aircraft Demos
Andy Andrews is from Little Rock, Arkansas. This weekend he will be flying remote control aircraft capable of 200mph! The aircraft can be operated and controlled at a distance 1 mile visually and have all of the same flight controls as the real airplanes they represent; ailerons, flaps, rudders, landing gear, speed-brakes and even retractable canopies. The remote-control aircraft are made from materials such as carbon fiber, aluminum, Kevlar, and fiberglass. The aircraft use the same fuel as regular airplanes do such as jet fuel. The aircraft are a minimum of 6 feet in length and the larger the aircraft the easier they are to maneuver and control. Andy has also competed internationally in countries such as Switzerland, Hungary, Germany, and Northern Ireland.
Aftershock Jet Truck brought to you by our friends at Gwatzilla is a custom-built race truck equipped with 3 huge J34-48 Pratt & Whitney Jet Engines originally out of the USA Navy T2 Buckeye. The combined horsepower is 36,000! These 3 Jet Engines make a total of 21,000 lbs of thrust which easily propels this truck to speeds over 350 mph while racing planes at air shows all over North America!
Greg Koontz and The Alabama Boys Comedy Act
Flown in the 1946 Piper J-3 Cub, this act begins as Greg – farmer Clem Cleaver – climbs up on the announcer’s stand, demanding a flight lesson. Later in the show, he “steals” the plane and takes off alone, with his whole crew chasing. Grandpa shoots off a tire to get him down, and Clem lands on his pickup truck driven by Grandpa Fred as it races down the runway.
The Full Throttle Formation Team is from Atlanta, Georgia and the largest precision formation airshow team in America. The pilots are all aviation professionals with more than 300,000 total hours of flight experience in military and commercial aircraft. They fly “Van’s Aircraft” experimental aircraft, many of which were built by the pilots who fly them. So each plane is unique! And in addition to performing thrilling airshow displays, this team’s mission is to EDUCATE future aviators on ways to open the door to careers in aviation.
The Full Throttle Formation Team will also DEBUT THEIR NIGHT SHOW at the North Little Rock Airshow. Come see history!
BIG SHOWS…in a small package! Tom Larkin, in the Mini Jet, will be performing a cross section of maneuvers that he routinely used while instructing and flying fighters in the Air Force. The Mini Jet weighs 500 lbs., goes up to 300 mph, is full aerobatic and at full throttle it is capable of producing 258 lbs. of thrust while burning 45 gallons/hr. of jet fuel. This particular aircraft was the first kit ever sold and flown, and it has been flying for approximately 4 years.
If you’ve never seen a jet doing a full aerobatic routine in a small, confined space, you’re in for a real treat!
Skip Stewart is best known for his high-energy aerobatics routines and has proven to be one of the most entertaining airshow pilots in the world today. He is the 2013 recipient of the Bill Barber award for showmanship and the 2015 recipient of the Art Scholl award for showmanship. Skip has over 10,000 hours of flying experience and featured in multiple domestic and international publications such as Smithsonian Air & Space, Sports Illustrated and World Airshow News. The plane Skip is flying for this show looks like a good old American hot rod in the sky!
This local four–person team from the Russellville, Arkansas will open the airshow with the National Anthem American Flag drop, then they will do a second jump with formations and high velocity parachute maneuvers. Since it is a Razorback bye weekend, let’s also call the Hogs with the Arkansas Razorback Flag drop!
Day Shows – Night Shows – Skywriting
Nathan Hammond does it all! He does a 350hp, 200mph, screaming, smoking airshow display. Looping, rolling and long verticals that show the crowd what a 50’s era trainer on steroids can do. At nighttime, the GhostWriter puts on a celebration of light over dark with 4000 LED lights and over 200 lbs. of pyrotechnics attached to the airplane.
The Jet Provost Acrobatic Show is brought to you by Garver. BAC Jet Provost Mk 5 (N287XW) flew with the Royal Air Force (RAF) Red Pelicans in the early 1960’s. The Red Pelicans were one of a number of RAF aerobatic display teams before the Red Arrows were selected to represent the service in 1965. Rich Dawe bought the BAC Jet Provost and started flying it in airshows in 2021.