The Wings over Waukesha Aerobatic portion of our Air Show starting at 1:00 p.m. both August 24th and 25th will feature some of the best aerobatic performers in the country, including International Award Winning Gene Soucy, Hall of Fame Bob Davis, John Mohr, Greg Koontz, and Jim “Satan” LaVelle .
|Members of the Sky Knights Sports Parachute Club demonstration team glide through the air opening the acrobatic portion of the Wings Over Waukesha Airshow. Skydive Milwaukee™ is the home of the historic Sky Knights Sport Parachute Club. They’ve been training first jump students in East Troy, WI for over 49 years.|
|Gene Soucy and Teresa Stokes
Gene Soucy is one of the most well-respected and proficient airshow pilots in American aviation. He is a former member of the record-setting Eagles Aerobatic Flight Team, he has been a member of two World Champion U.S. Aerobatic Teams, and he has won more awards than any other active airshow pilot. Gene flys the Grumman G-164 Ag Cat “Show Cat” while Teresa walks the wings. Visit Gene’s website.
With over 25,000 hours of flying experience (that’s more than two years of his life spent in the air) John Mohr is one of the most talented and excitingpilots on the airshow circuit! He performs extremely difficult maneuvers in a meticulously restored 1943 stock 220 Stearman bi-plane which is not only an aircraft that weighs twice as much as today’s aerobatic planes but also uses only half the horsepower!
Greg Koontz has been performing in airshows since 1974. He brings back good old-fashioned family entertainment in the best flying circus tradition! Greg flies the 180Hp Supper Decathelon through a solo aerobatic routine that demonstrates its agility with a full set of outside loops, vertical rolls, snaps & tumbles and a down low, in the dirt inverted ribbon cut!
Bob Davis knew he wanted to be an aerobatic pilot at the tender age of 14. And there have been few aviators who have pursued their passion as long or as successfully as Davis. After buying a clipped-wing Cub and teaching himself aerobatics, Davis eventually became a member of six different U.S. aerobatic teams and enjoyed a four-decade career as an air show performer in everything from the Pitts S1S to the Sukhoi-29. See this video about Bob Davis.
Michael’s passion for flight started at the age of 18, as a paratrooper, and later as an airborne instructor. In his 4 years of service, Michael has performed hundreds of static line jumps, sky-dives from C-130′s, DC-3′s and more! Passion for aviation led Michael to take flying lessons and earn his commercial pilot and flight instructor certificates. Instructing at local flight schools Michael logged hundreds of hours helping new pilots achieve their goals in aviation. Watch this video to experience what Michael saw during WOW 2012 airshow.
|James “Satan” Leavelle
James served 23 years in the US Air Force. First 7 years as a F-4 and F-16 Crewchief. 2500+ hours in the A-10 Warthog with 6 combat deployments to the Middle East. Numerous decorations to include 5 Air Medals. James has 6000+ hours flying time in such aircraft as the T-37, T-38, A-10, B-17, B-25, WACO, Luscombe, Cub, L-39, Stearman, Extra, corporate jets, as well as a variety of other aircraft to including this T-6 Texan.
|Alabama Boys / World’s Smallest Airport
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 as it races down the runway. Greg Koontz Website.