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Be sure and get to the show in time to see this year's opening act, skydiver Jamie Lynn.  Jamie will descend under canopy with a 65' by 33' American flag in a grand salute to our country! 


Greg Koontz, a Birmingham native, flies his Super Decathlon going far beyond the expectations of most pilots who fly and train in the Super D.  Greg finds the limit with a complete set of outside loops, vertical rolls, snaps and tumbles, and inverted passes.  The unexpected is what this act is all about, and the Super D continues to give it throughout the performance.  The Super Decathlon will stay down low and up front for the entire routine.  Topped off with the classic low inverted ribbon cut, this act is one you will go home talking about!  Click here for Greg's Web Site


Winners of both the Art Scholl Memorial Showmanship Award and the Bill Barber Award for Showmanship, The Aeroshell Team is a formation aerobatic team flying the world War II North American AT-6 Advanced Trainer, the aircraft that launched thousands of American and Canadian cadets on their flying careers generations ago. 

The pilots of the Aeroshell Aerobatic team take these valiant old birds through a series of precision formation maneuvers.  The team combines the skill, competence, and flair of these pilots with the roar and billowing smoke of the powerful 600HP Pratt and Whitney engines. This team peforms a series of precision formation aerobatic maneuvers including their bomb-burst, vertical rejoin, avalanche, and the breath-taking "switchblade". 
Click here for the Aeroshell Team Web Site

For the first time in Birmingham, a United States Air Force Heritage Flight will be seen at the Wings and Wheels Air Show.  This program was established in 1997 to commemorate the Air Force's 50th anniversary.  It involves current, state-of-the-art fighters flying in close formation with World War II, Korean, and Vietnam era fighters such as the P-51 Mustang and the F-86 Sabre.  This program was developed to safely and proudly display the evolution of US Air Force airpower and is a must see.

The Lockheed C-130 Hercules is the main tactical airlift aircraft for many military forces worldwide.  In use for 50 continuous years with the United States Air Force, the C-130 continues to serve as a troop, medical evacuation, and cargo transport aircraft. In addition, the versatile airframe has found uses in a variety of other roles, including as a gunship, and for airborne assault, search and rescue, scientific research support, weather reconnaissance, aerial re-fueling and aerial fire fighting. The Hercules family has the longest continuous production run of any military aircraft in history.  The C-130 will be available for tours on the ramp both Saturday and Sunday. 

Multiple first place winner of the T-6 class at the Reno National Air Race Championship renowned Joey “Gordo” Sanders will perform an exciting full aerobatic demonstration in his famous air racer, Number 5- “Big Red”.  The Jasper, Alabama native and former military jet pilot joins the show for the first time. “Gordo” will thrill spectators with his Reno style race passes and power of “Big Red”. Experience the site, sound and performance of a winning racing pilot and his machine at the Wings and Wheels Air Show.  (Photo courtesy www.AlabamaAviator.com)
Click here for for more about Joey "Gordo" Sanders at www.AlabamaAviator.com

The Alabama Boys are coming!  Do not miss this act flown in a 1946 Piper J-3 Cub. The overalled farmer Clem Cleaver “steals” a Cub, convincing the audience that he has no idea how to fly an airplane.  He then flies it topsy-turvy all over the field, disappears, and returns to land it on top of his pickup truck platform.

Husband and wife team Steve Oliver and Suzanne Asbury-Oliver will perform with Steve flying the Oregon Aero "SkyDancer" Super Chipmunk and Suzanne skywriting.  Suzanne is the nation's only female professional skywriter, and her aerial artistry - painted on a canvas 10,000 feet high - has dazzled millions.  Click here for Steve and Suzanne's Web Site


Chuck Vincent will join the 2008 show in the amazing Extra 300L.  After flying over 10,000 hours over the last 35 years in everything from a Cessna 185 Amphibian to a Boeing 757, Chuck will display his favorite kind of flying - Aerobatics!