Riverside Airshow
About the Airshow
 
Featuring
  • Antique & Classic Airplane Show
  • Military Aircraft
  • Warbirds
  • Replicas
  • Car Show
  • Military Vehicles
  • Aerobatics
  • RC Model Flights
  • Helicopter Displays
  • EAA Young Eagles
  • Aviation Vendors
  • Emergency Preparedness Fair
  • K-9 Demos
  • Food Vendors
  • Souvenir Vendors
 
Contact Info
  • Airport Phone 951-351-6113
  • Fly-Ins Static Display Call
    951-682-1771
  • Car Show Call
    Bill Jeffords
    909-862-1805
  • Vendor Application
 
19th Annual Airshow - MARCH 26, 2011 - 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Riverside Airport - 6951 Flight Road - Riverside, CA 92504
JON MELBY
Jon Melby is an airshow pilot with over 32 years of flying experience.  Over the many years he has flown dozens of aircraft types and currently performs in a highly modified "Pitts" S-1-11B bi-plane.

Jon first learned to fly at age 8, when he created a pile of leaves in his Duluth, Minnesota lawn, climbed onto the roof of his 2 story home, and jumped like a bird into the leaves.

At the age of 12, Jon had the opportunity to meet the legendary airshow pilot Bob Hoover.  Bob Hoover's sincerity and great personality gave him the inspiration to pursue his dream of flying.  When Jon was financially able, he made it a goal to solo in a glider before his 16th birthday.  In only 8 flights, he achieved his goal by riding a bicycle 45 miles, on hot Arizona July summer weekends, to the nearest glider airport!

During Jon's first competition against 23 pilots, he achieved 3rd place, and in the next two contests he won first and second place, awarding him enough points to become the Arizona State Sportsman Champion.  This all took place the first year of competition aerobatics.  It was then that Jon knew that aerobatics was his "groove" and it's been an adventure for him ever since.

DR. FRANK DONNELLY

Based at Cable Airport in Upland, California, Dr. Frank Donnelly (Dr. D) and his 1946 T-Cart are bringing back old-time aerobatics to the airshow circuit.  With eight successful shows in 2005, and 13 in 2006, Dr. D is a proven airshow performer.
A retired psychology professor from Azusa Pacific University in Azusa, California, Donnelly started flying aerobatics in a WW II-era PT-26 Fairchild trainer.  Later on, he graduated to a 1952 British Royal Air Force Chipmunk.  "I really enjoy flying the old aerobatic airplanes.  They are part of the history of aerobatics, and they're a pleasure to watch."

Doug Jardine

Doug

In 2000, Doug bought his Sukhoi 26MX and moved to the Unlimited category in 2001. He won the B.F. Goodrich Trophy at the US Nationals. In 2003, Doug competed again as the Canadian Aerobatic Team at the Unlimited World Aerobatic Championships in Lakeland Florida.
For more information, visit Doug's Website . . .

C-17 "GLOBEMASTER III"
The C-17 "Globemaster III" is the newest, most flexible cargo aircraft to enter the airlift force.  The C-17 measures 174 feet long (53 meters) with a wingspan of 169 feet, 10 inches (51.75 meters) and is powered by four, fully reversible engines.

The C-17 can take off and land on runways as short as 3,500 feet (1,064 meters) and only 90 feet wide (27.4 meters).  Even on such narrow runways, the C-17 can also turn around using a three-point star turn and its backing capability.

Heritage Flight


   
F-18 "Legacy Flight"
   
C-53D "SKYTROOPER"

On July 6, 1943 a new camouflage painted C-53D "SKYTROOPER" came off the Douglas Santa Monica Assembly line.

This aircraft trained with the 101st Airborne (Screamin' Eagles) and the 82nd Airborne (All American) to participate in the D-Day invasion of Europe.  She flew three missions over June 6th and 7th, 1944 and went on to fly three more missions over Europe.

Donated to the Commemorative Air Force and assigned to the Inland Empire Wing at Riverside Airport, she was affectionately restored to full military configuration and flight statue.  Restored as close as possible to look exactly as she did on D-Day.  She now flies from the Riverside Airport as "D-DAY DOLL".

Silver Wings Wingwalker Team Smoke-n-Thunder JetCar
Silver Wings Wingwalker Team

The blended talents of pilot Hartley Folstad and wing walker Margaret Stivers are on display in a heart-pounding ballet in the sky.

One of the most riveting events at an Air Show is the moment Smoke-n-Thunder JetCar takes on a plane in a race to the finish line. Who is fastest by land or air? Accelerating from zero to almost 400mph in just nine seconds, Smoke-n-Thunder is the fastest JetCar in the Air Show Industry. Read More...

Sponsored by:
USO

JOHN COLLVER AND HIS T-6 TEXAN
JUST-IN-TIME SKYDIVERS

John Collver & His T-6 Texan

After serving on the Board of Directors for the International Aerobatic Club he went on to airshow flying. He really wanted to break in show flying with something different. So, instead of a small aerobatic type aircraft, Collver bought a big Warbird -- the North American AT-6/SNJ Texan. That was nearly 20 years ago. Now, after a decade, there are more than a million people that see the thrilling yet informative demonstrations put on by Collver and his big AT-6 Texan annually!
Classic Chevy's Car Show CLASSIC CAR SHOW
Always a favorite with the crowds, Classic Chevy's brings its best to share with you.
A portion of the proceeds from the Car Show will benefit the Cystic Fibrosis foundation.
   
This Year's Performers

JON MELBY - PITTS "MUSCLE" BI-PLANE  •   FRANK DONNELLY - DR. D'S OLD-TIME AEROBATICS  •   JUST IN TIME SKYDIVERS
F-4 "PHANTOM" & F-86 "SABRE JET" HERITAGE FLIGHT  •   F-16's "VIPER" FLY-BY  •   KC-135 "STRATOTANKER" FLY-BY
C-17 "GLOBEMASTER III" DEMONSTRATION AND FLY-BY   •   JOHN COLLVER'S T-6 "WARDOG  •   SILVER WINGS STEARMAN & WING WALKING
RIVERSIDE POLICE DEPARTMENT HELICOPTER CHASE SCENE  •   RPD K-9 DEMO  •   ANTIQUES - CLASSICS - WARBIRDS
T-6 FORMATION FLY-BYS  •   CLASSIC CHEVY CLUB CAR SHOW  •   MILITARY VEHICLE SHOW  •   CORONA R.C. MODEL DEMOS
AIRSHOW VENDORS  •   FOOD VENDORS  •   EAA YOUNG EAGLES  •   COMMEMORATIVE AIR FORCE DISPLAY
F-18 "SUPER HORNET" & FM-2 "WILDCAT" "LEGACY FLIGHT"  •   SMOKE-N-THUNDER JET CAR

 
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