Performers for 2015

Join us for the premier North Bay family fun event!


Featuring theThe Canadian Forces Snowbirds

Canadian Forces
The Canadian Forces Snowbirds

The Canadian Forces Snowbirds Demonstration Team is a Canadian nine ship precision formation team composed of serving members of the Canadian Forces. Their pilots and technicians work as a team to bring thrilling performances to the North American public. Serving as Canadian ambassadors, the Snowbirds demonstrate the Skill, Professionalism and Teamwork inherent in the women and men of the Royal Canadian Air Force and the Canadian Forces.

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U.S.A.F. F-16 Aerobatic DemoU.S. Air Force F-16 Aerobatic Flight Demo

An afterburning U.S. Military jet is back at Wings Over Wine Country! The roar of a U.S.A.F. F-16 Fighting Falcon will fill the skies as our guest pilot puts the plane through its aerobatic paces: loops, rolls, low-speed passes, and the crowd-pleasing high-speed pass and performance climb! Cover your ears because this is the real thing and it gets noisy. The F-16 first joined the U.S. Military back in the 1970s and remains a potent front-line tool with the United States and allied nations.

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Heritage FlightU.S. Air Force F-16 and Warbird Heritage Flight

The Heritage Flight pairs a U.S. Air Force aircraft with a historic warbird. At Wings Over Wine Country 2015, the U.S.A.F. F-16 Fighting Falcon that flies the flight demo will be joined by a historic aircraft and make several passes. This simultaneous look at past and present is a tribute to our nation’s airpower history, our veterans, and all the women and men currently serving in the United States Armed Forces.

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U.S.A.F. Wings of Blue SkydiversU.S. Air Force skydiving team Wings of Blue

The Wings of Blue is the parachuting unit at the United States Air Force Academy, near Colorado Springs, Colorado. Over the last several decades, the Wings of Blue has been one of the outstanding parachute units in the United States. Since 1967, cadets have dominated national intercollegiate parachuting, winning 21 national championships. They have shown off their skills at the BCS National Championship, Orange Bowl, Copper Bowl, Fiesta Bowl, and Pro Bowl and at most Air Force Falcons football games. The team travels locally, nationally, and internationally to perform in air shows and competitions. Only 20 civilian air show appearances are approved each year, so Wings Over Wine Country is very fortunate to have them at our show this year.

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Bill CornickBill Cornick flies the Pitts S-2C Biplane

A veteran air show performer, Bill has thrilled crowds throughout the Western United States for over twenty five years. He is well known in the aerobatic world both as an outstanding air show performer and as a top Unlimited competition pilot. Bill flew for the military and the airlines, and is so good he judges aerobatic competitions himself!

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Spencer SudermanSpencer Suderman and his Meteor Pitts Biplane

Spencer Suderman’s air show performance uniquely showcases the capabilities of the Meteor Pitts Biplane with Intense gyroscopic maneuvers. Spencer holds the Guinness World Record for consecutive spins, having completed 81 full rotations and ending in level flight on March 13, 2014!

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Vicky BenzingVicky Benzing aerobatic Stearman biplane

Vicky Benzing is an accomplished pilot, skydiver, Reno racer, and prize-winning aerobatic competitor. She’ll be flying her 1940 Boeing Stearman, originally a trainer, then a cropduster, and now an aerobatic machine with a great big radial engine. Vicky will show you how very aerobatic this classic can be.

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Jim PeitzJim Peitz aerobatic Beechcraft Bonanza

It’s not often you see a general aviation aircraft doing aerobatics, but Jim will show you how it’s done in a Beechcraft Bonanza. This unusual stunt plane is a natural step for Jim however… After all, he taught himself how to fly aerobatics by reading a book!

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Frank "Dr. D" Donnelly Old Time AerobaticsFrank Dr. D Donnelly Old-Time Aerobatics

Frank is the doctor of the air as he guides his clipped wing Taylorcraft through an amazing aerobatic routine that hearkens back to the old days of barnstormers and aviation's Golden Age. His incredible talent becomes evident as he performs loops and rolls, as well as a breathtaking engine-off (deadstick) landing, shown at right.

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Red StarsRed Stars CJ-6 flight team

The Red Stars are a group of pilots who fly the Cold War era Chinese CJ-6 trainer. They are the one of the only civilian groups approved for flying in close formation and wow, do they ever fly close! You’ll appreciate their precision as they fly wingtip-to-wingtip in their carefully choreographed routine.


Air Show Announcer Matt JolleyAir Show Announcer Matt Jolley

Matt Jolley is a professional air show announcer and experienced entertainer, former television news anchor and current host of the world’s most listened to talk radio show for military aviation fans, Warbird Radio LIVE. Along with his work in the media, Matt also enjoys flying vintage military airplanes.

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Air Boss Ralph RoyceAir Boss Ralph Royce

Ralph is the acknowledged top Air Boss in the U.S. and teaches the industry Air Boss course. Ralph was Executive Director of the Commemorative Air Force and holds an unlimited piston powered letter from the FAA. He has flown over 100 air shows, and air bossed over 250 shows.

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Lots of WarbirdsWarbirds

Wings Over Wine Country is well known for the warbirds and other classic aircraft that fly in, many flying in our photo-op flybys and others on static display. No warbird lover should miss it! The photo at right shows part of the lineup from the 2014 Air Show.