We were among the 30,000 spectators that attended the Buckeye Air Fair 2023 edition. We had a great vantage point as the aircraft rolled out onto the runway. The air show featured vintage and military aircraft, action packed aerobatic demonstrations and many aviation related exhibits. There were more than 500 aircraft on display. Here's a sampling of the planes we were privileged to watch.
Brad Wursten of Power Addiction and Jon Melby the Fear Boss put on a great show of aerobatics, competing with each other in the air with their daring aerial antics.
Tucker's Air Patrol put on a good show in this 1941 J3 Cub originally designed in the 1920's. His act included Dead Stick Aerobatics; intentionally killing the engine while a mile high in the sky gliding down to earth while perform graceful aerobatics. And an entertaining comedy act where he pretends to pilot the plane as a non-flyer, having lost the actual pilot out the open door of the cockpit and eventually manages to land safely on the top of an ambulance. Very entertaining.
Cornerstone Staffing RV-6, a kit plane flown by Leland Kracher.
Russian warbird the Yak-50 flown by Karl Gashler of Red Thunder Airshows.
A couple of other eye catching planes I snagged photos of during my walk around pre-show.
The Condor Squadron out of Van Nuys, CA flying WWII, North American AT-6 airplanes in formation thrilled the crowd with their skills and a patriotic display in honour of the many veterans that have served in past wars..
The ethanol fuelled Vanguard Squadron in their formation maneuvers.