New RV Airshow Team Formed

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Although its team members have been flying airshows together for more than five years, the Lightning Formation Airshows Team was officially formed just this December. As seen in the video below, the team performs with eight RV aircraft, featuring a six-ship core with two solo aircraft. The 12-member Lightning flight crew includes current and retired Navy and Air Force pilots, Reno Air Racers, aerobatics experts and test pilots.

Headset manufacturer Lightspeed Aviation recently announced that it would be sponsoring the Lightning Formation Airshows Team. “We are incredibly excited to be partnering with this team of exemplary pilots,” said Lightspeed Executive Vice President Teresa De Mers. “Their focus on professionalism and safety as fundamental core team values, and their ability to showcase the incredible capabilities of general aviation with their RV aircraft, demonstrate their alignment with Lightspeed’s commitment to aviation at [its] best.”

The team says it is currently in the process of booking appearances for 2019.

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