Making their Battle Creek debuts in 2018 will be Redline Airshows. Hailing from Cincinnati, Ohio, Redline is a dynamic 2-ship formation aerobatic performance team that flies an exciting formation show that thrills the crowd with displays of skill, nerve and showmanship. The team consists of pilots Ken Rieder, an aerobatic and multi-engine flight instructor and Jon Thocker, a retired airline captain and licensed A&P. They fly two Van's RV-8s, a 2 seat tandem aircraft that is extremely versatile, can reach speeds of 230 miles per hour and land short at a slow speed. The RV-8s that Redline flies have 200 horsepower engines and are equipped with Hartzell Advanced Structural Composite propellers.
The team, while being new to Battle Creek, has taken the world by storm recently, having performed at some of the most major Air Shows in the country, performing in the Dominican Republic, Acapulco, Mexico and everywhere in between. Now they can add one of the Top Three Air Shows in the United States to their list....the Battle Creek Field of Flight Air Show & Balloon Festival. Don't miss Redline performing during BOTH Air Shows at the 2018 event. You also will want to make sure you see their AMAZING Night Air Show featuring pyrotechnics. That is some real night magic!