The Red Steel Jet Team’s First Flight At Dyess Big Country Airfest This Past Weekend Creates Anticipation For Next Show

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With The Red Steel Jet Team's inaugural air show performance a success, the RSJT now sets its sights on the 2012 Wings Over Whiteman air show at Whiteman AFB May 20th.

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It is a great first step and first show in a long season!" - Zach “Z” McNeil, Red Steel Jet Team Pilot.

The Red Steel Jet Team’s first air show performance at Dyess Big Country Airfest at Dyess AFB in Abeline TX, this past weekend was huge a success for the team. The Red Steel Jet Team’s 3 L-39’s this weekend were flown by pilots Douglas Gilliss, Orestes Lorenzo and Zach ‘Z’ McNeill. The one day Dyess Big Country Airfest welcomed thousands to see featured air acts by Tim Weber and the Geico sponsored Extra, Jim Gregg, Andrew Wright, Army Golden Knights, Wings Of Blue, B-1, B-2, A-10 and a 20 minute performance to help close out the show by The Red Steel Jet Team. The Red Steel Jet Team is now preparing for the next show which will take place May 19-20th at Whiteman AFB. The 2012 Wings Over Whiteman show and open house is open to the public and is free. Other headliners at the Whiteman AFB show will be the Golden Knights parachute team and the B-2 Stealth Bomber. "Our team is really excited about our first performance at Dyess Big Country Airfest. It took a lot of teamwork to pull it off and it will only get better from here. We had a tremendous amount of support from the personnel and staff at Dyess Air Force Base, especially the tire shop, and without them the performance would have been untenable. It is a great first step and first show in a long season!" “ - Zach “Z” McNeil, Red Steel Jet Team Pilot.

Red Steel Jet Team Remaining Schedule:

May 19-20 Whiteman AFB, MO

June 7-10 Evansville, IN

July 20-22 Lethbridge International Air Show, Alberta, CA                    

August 3-5 Westover AFB, Chickopee, MA

August 25-26 Offutt AFB, Omaha, NE        

September 1-2 Fort Wayne, IN                        

September 8-9 Liberal, KS                            

November 2-3 Pensacola, FL                        

November 10-11 Stuart, FL                                

The Red Steel Jet Team is a combination of the fastest supersonic civilian-owned jet aircraft, the Mig-23, and the sleek aerodynamic L-39. Experienced military and civilian pilots, representing some of the best pilot talent in the US. The Red Steel Jet Team has as its primary mission to professionally execute complex aerial events safely! With a combined experience of over 35,000 hours, Red Steel Jet Team features the best civilian and military pilots in the air today. With such varied background as the former top secret 4477th Test Squadron, financial services, the Cuban Air Force, technology, aviation law, US Naval helicopter operations, and even real estate, this team appeals to people of all walks of life.

The Amibug Group is a private equity group that owns, operates and or partners with several companies. The Amibug Group has created more than 250 jobs since 2008. “The Amibug Group is excited to be a part of this exciting experience. We are also very excited about finally getting our first air show performance up in the air. We are now looking forward to the Wings Over Whiteman show in May,” - Scott Tracy, Amibug Group Vice President.

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