Come to the CVAS Thunder in the Valley 2011 Air Show and see these world class performers. See all the acts below perform both Saturday and Sunday with the show starting at around 11:00 a.m. and ending just before 5:00 p.m. Saturday’s show has the added excitement of the B-2 Bomber doing a breath taking fly-by.
Showcasing the pride & precision of the Air Force
The U.S. Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron presents precision aerial maneuvers to exhibit the pilots skill and the capabilities of the F-16.
Younkin Air Acts
Matt Younkin’s Beech 18 performance
The Beech 18 was never designed for aerobatic flight; however that doesn’t make it incapable of doing just that. This is truly a show-stopping act!
U.S. Army Black Daggers
Special Operations Command Parachute Team
The Black Daggers' mission is to perform live aerial demonstrations in support of Army Special Operations community relations and recruiting.
Bryan Jensen's highly modified Pitts Model 12
We send our sympathy and prayers to Bryan's family and friends. He will be remembered as a warm & friendly performer and with respect for his commitment to the industry.
A Big Thanks
Thank you to everyone at the airport
Kiwanis Club of Waterloo extends our special thanks to the airport commission, staff and tennants for their outstanding cooperation and support in making this event possible.
The Indy Boys
A 350 MPH jet powered school bus!
Paul Stender has made international headlines, dazzling and amazing fans at air shows around the world with his “Port-o-Jet” Outhouse, and “School Time” Jet Bus.
Erik Edgren Air Shows
Erik flies a modified "Clip-T"
A farm kid from Oskaloosa, Iowa, Erik has led an interesting aeronautical life. He and his Steve Givens-built clipped T-craft are about to make to make it even more interesting.
AeroShell Aerobatic Team
North American AT-6 "Texan"
The AeroShell Aerobatic Team has been performing for over 20 years amasing thousands of hours in front of air show fans all over North America.
Larry Schlasinger flying the YAK 52
Larry Schlasinger is an accomplished, award-winning airshow pilot who has performed for audiences around the world.
Chuck performs in an Extra 300L
Chuck is an airshow performer with over 3,000 hours in the Extra 300 series aircraft. He has performed in hundreds of airshows and given 2500+ rides.
Super Cub "Franklinstein"
Edge 540 Unlimited Aerobatics
Kyle Franklin flys the PA-18A Super Cub, a longtime favorite of Franklin’s Flying Circus, performing various acts and entertaining audiences nationwide.
Intense aerobatics in a Panzel 330 N422DM
Darrel has been an air show and aerobatic pilot for some 31 years. Darrel has logged flying time in some 65 different models of aircraft.
Hawkeye L-29 Flight Team
Close Air Support Technology Demo
The Operator Performance Laboratory from the University of Iowa show off modern avionics technology flying the L-29 Hawk's roll in for multiple passes with gun fire and bomb strafes.
Tim will perform in the Grumman TigerCat
Tim has over 6500 hours of flying experience in helicopters, single and multiengine airplanes, jets, and warbirds. The Grumman TigerCat that Tim is flying is typically used for crop dusting.
United States Air Force
The B-2 is air power at its purest, most elegant and deadliest form. Its combination of stealth, global range, and large payload of precision munitions place it at the forefront of air operations in defense of the United States.