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               Publisher: Sandra M. Parnau
                 Editor: Jim Froneberger
             Canadian Editor: Kerry J. Newstead  AIRSHOW NE WS
                  Contributing Editors:
             Denise Decker, Michael J. Gallagher
              A.C.E. Columnist: Greg Koontz
                 Air Racing: Brad Haskin          Autumn 2023              Our 38th Year             Volume 38, No.4
             Editor at Large, etc., etc.: Jeff Parnau

                  Recent Contributors               Flying Airshows in the          Aerobatics with a Twist
                                                    Incredible F-22 Raptor          Switching gears, Aaron Fitzgerald
           Barbor, Alan    McCullagh, John          By Capt. Sam “RaZZ” Larson, F-22   quits piloting a TV chopper and is now
           Buff, Chris     McAlee, Patrick
           Carmichael, Karen  Meland, Greg          Demo Team Pilot and Commander for   happily flying the Red Bull Helicopter.
           Charlot, Keith  Munforti, Filippo        the 2023 and 2024 airshow seasons.  PAGE 30
           Cheung, Ken     Munforti, Tommaso
           Daniels, Gary   Nguyen, Long Bach        PAGE 14
           Finch, Steve    Koontz, Greg                                             Walking on Wings
           Freedman, John  Parnau, Sandra           Curtain Call:                   Carol Pilon’s Third Strike Wingwalking
           Gibson, Greg    Pawlesh, Tom             The Final Flag at Reno          Team puts on a definitely unique
           Glover, Douglas  Renth, Eric
           Gonzalez, Manny  Rininger, Tyson V.      Six cities are bidding to become the   airshow performance.
           Grace, Larry    Rower, Gwen              new location for the Reno Air Races.   PAGE 34
           Graf, Norman A.  Rower, Gary
           Grantonic, Ryan  Scaling, Craig          PAGE 20
           Greenwell, Arnold  Serdikoff, Steve                                      The Fayette County Airshow
           Griffis, Trevor   Shabec, Fred           Back to Batavia                 A small airshow breaks all of the
           Hammond, Kelley  Slocum, Scott
           Haskin, DJ      Snorteland, Scott        After 25 years of dormancy, Wings   “rules” on how to create a successful
           Haskin, Randy   Stansbery, Angie         Over Batavia returns with a roar.  airshow. It worked.
           Head, Mike      Stansbery, Gregg
           Heatherington, Sheldon  St. Pierre, Marc  PAGE 27                        PAGE 40
           Hedlund, Tom    Streit, Mark
           Henriques, Dudley  Sullivan, John        Center Spread:
           Hewitt, Owen    Thiel, Roger             Formation Over Niagara Falls
           Hong, Kevin     Thun, Don
           Kolanowski, Mark  Turdo, Carmelo         Gone for a quarter decade, the Batavia airshow is back. Matt Younkin leads
           Kraus, John     Vander Kolk, Craig       Rob Holland, Bill Stein, Ken Rieder, Michael Goulian, and Nathan Hammond
           Houghtaling, Jon  VanderMeulen, Richard
           Laflamme, Bill  von Puttkammer, Ricardo  during the revived airshow.
           Letourneau, Joe  Watson, Glenn           PAGE 28
           Masterson, Fred  Yost, Samantha                             The Regular Stuff...
           Mawyer, Ralph   Yost, Shawn

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          Postage Paid at Montezuma, IA 50171. Published   military service. In our exclusive feature article beginning on page 14, RaZZ returns to our
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          fices in Mukwonago, Wisconsin. Copyright © 2023
          by The MediaEnsemble Group. All rights reserved.   how he is living his dream at the controls of the world’s best air superiority fighter (photo by
          Nothing in whole or in part may be reproduced   Scott Slocum).
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