Omaha, Nebraska (PRWEB) August 22, 2012
The Defenders of Freedom open house and air show at Offutt Air Force Base in Nebraska will be this Saturday and Sunday. Admission is free and gates open at 9am each morning. The Red Steel Jet Team will be one of the performers along with USN F/A-18, USMC AV-8B Harrier, USAF a-10, US Army Golden Knights, Kelvin Coleman Aero sports and The Horseman 3 ship F-86 Sabre formation team to just name a few. The two day show at Offutt AFB will be the Red Steel Jet Team’s 5th performance and 3rd on an Air Force Base in its inaugural air show season. The Red Steel Jet Team is also releasing an inside look to the team on its You Tube channel. The webisode series is designed to give you a look at some of the behind the scenes action, an inside look at the pilot’s personalities and what makes the Red Steel Jet Team Fly. “We are looking forward to being back on an Air Force Base for a two day show. The numbers these shows bring are amazing and it’s great to meet all the attendees. We are also pretty excited to show our first webisode. Unfortunately many cannot make some shows, so this will just be a taste of what an air show for us entails and what the Red Steel Jet Team is all about.” Gareth Long - Red Steel Jet Team
ABOUT ORESTES LORENZO
All pilots have war stories and tales of fighting the odds, but none more than Red Steel Jet Team pilot Orestes Lorenzo. Once a Major in the Cuban Air Force, Orestes Lorenzo took his skill and training to find himself a better life by defecting to the United States in his MiG-23BN. And while becoming a U.S. citizen seems like the best outcome, Orestes was not done. Borrowing a twin engine Cessna, Orestes flew under the radar to land on a Cuban bridge along the coastal highway near Havana to rescue his wife and two sons. After his successful trip back to U.S. soil with his family, Orestes has worked throughout the years to create a life, a business and a solid jet pilot history all in line with his version of the American Dream. “I’m extremely lucky to have a second chance in life to do what I love to do. The Red Steel Jet Team made this dream possible and I’m amazingly grateful for sharing the skies with the best pilots I have ever met.” – Orestes Lorenzo RSJT Pilot
ABOUT MIKE MANGOLD
Mike concurrently pursued light aircraft flying from his aviation beginnings. First learning to fly in a Piper-Cub, then on to jump planes, light twins, and turbines. He became obsessed with sport aerobatics, becoming a 4-time member of the US Aerobatic Team, National Champion, and airplane air show performer. Mike mastered all types of aerial maneuvers including spins, tumbles, tailslides, and rolling turns. As a master instructor, he has spent many hours helping other pilots achieve their dreams. His aerobatic and military skills, along with innovative aircraft modifier friends helped him win 3 World Championships in his 6 year run with the Red Bull Air Race. Now air racing and jet warbirds are his current passion.
RED STEEL JET TEAM REMAINING SCHEDULE:
August 25-26 Offutt AFB, Omaha, NE
September 8-9 Liberal, KS
November 2-3 Pensacola, FL
November 10-11 Stuart, FL
BE A SPONSOR:
The Red Steel Jet Team is looking to partner with local and national business as the Red Steel Jet Team’s popularity builds. “The future visibility of the Red Steel Jet Team in front of thousands can be a generous marketing opportunity and our team still has an impressive schedule ahead of us. The excitement of the performances and great personalities we have on the team can all equal out to be great exposure for your company. This unique marketing choice will gain you exposure in front of thousands of current and future consumers. If you’re around the Omaha, Nebraska area July 7th, take a drive, come see us fly and see how we work with the air show attendees. We hope to see you soon.” – Andy Gil, RSJT Marketing & PR.
The Red Steel Jet Team is a combination of 3 sleek aerodynamic L-39 civilian-owned jet aircraft. 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, The 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, construction, technology, aviation law, US Naval helicopter operations and even real estate. This team appeals to people of all walks of life.