Lake of the Ozarks Air Show

Lake of the Ozarks Air Show Acts

The 2017 Lake of the Ozarks Air Show date has been set for September 23, 2017 and will be packed with non-stop, exciting entertainment that will be enjoyed by people of all ages. The air show acts for 2017 are being secured so please be sure to check back often for a complete list of 2017 acts.

Aaron Tippin Concert at Ozarks Amphitheater


The Alabama Boys
Flown in the 1946 Piper J-3 Cub, this act begins as Greg - farmer Clem Cleaver - climbs up on the announcer's stand, demanding a flight lesson. Later in the show, he "steals" the plane and takes off alone, with his whole crew chasing. Grandpa shoots off a tire to get him down, and Clem lands on his pickup truck as it races down the runway.


Kenny Carroll to Race Aerobatic Planes
• Josh Franklin Motorsports prepared 1985 Chevrolet Monte Carlo
• Races in Factory Stock class at Lucas Oil Speedway
• All frame, floorboards, suspension points are all in stock location
• Engine is Ozarks Speed and Marine prepared 428” small block
• Over 700 hp
• 3 speed manual transmission
• Weighing 3150 lbs with Kenny in it



Brian Correll Airshows

Unlike most airshow pilots, Brian Correll didn’t grow up around airplanes as a child. However, he’s more than made up for lost time in the air, accumulating over 5500hours in over 100 different models of aircraft from-piper Cubs to the Boeing KC-135 throughout his career. Brian’s first exposure to aviation was an invitation from friends to join them on their first skydives. He was hooked and Brian had over 60 takeoffs in an airplane before experiencing his first landing, and the rest is, well as they say history.

The airshow airplane Brian flies is a modified Pitts S2S, much different than the original aircraft that left the factory in 1979. The red and blue Pitts Bi-Plane has been strengthened and modified making it capable of the extreme aerobatic routine that Brian puts his aircraft through. Some of these changes are visible like the squared off wing tips and enlarged control surfaces, while others are “under the hood” giving the aircraft more power with less weight. Add it all up and the Pitts combines awesome performance with the nostalgic Bi-Plane style making it the perfect airshow platform.

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Bob Richards

Returning to the Lake of the Ozarks Air Show, Bob Richards flies his Pitts S1C Bi-Plane in a low-level routine of aerobatic maneuvers. Bob will also be racing Kenny Caroll in a Bi-Plane vs race car duel as well as performing as part of Team Vortex.


Commemorative Air Force Airbase Arizona
"Made In The Shade"
B-25J Mitchell World War II Bomber


Wartime Mission: The B-25J Mitchell was named after General Billy Mitchell, a famous Army Air Corps general of the 1920s and 1930s. It proved to be one of the best weapons and was possibly the most versatile aircraft of WWII. Heavily armed, it was utilized for high- and low-level bombing, strafing, photo reconnaissance, submarine patrol, and a fighter. It’s most distinguishing role was in the historic raid over Tokyo in 1942 by the Doolittle Raiders. The B-25J saw duty in every combat area flown by the Dutch, British, Chinese, Russian, Australian, and US forces. Our particular B-25J Maid In The Shade served her last wartime duty with the 319th Bomb Group, 437th Squadron at Serraggia Airbase, Corsica. There it was assigned Battle Number 18. The plane then proceeded to fly 15 combat missions over Italy between November 4 and December 31, 1944. The majority of the targets were railroad bridges.

By 1947 there were only a few hundred B-25s remaining that performed a variety of training, reconnaissance, and support roles. Civilian use also included utility, transport, and agriculture duties.
[Ride information or to read more about "Made In The Shade"]

B-25J Mitchell - "Made In The Shade"

First flight: Aug. 19, 1940
Span: 67 feet 6.7 inches
Wing area: 610 square feet
Length: 53 feet
Weight: Empty, 21,120 pounds
Power plant: Two 1,700-hp Wright Cyclone supercharged 14-cylinder radial engines
Speed: 239 knots (275 mph)
Crew: 6
Range: In excess of 3,000 miles


KC Flight Formation Team
KC Flight, an RV Formation Team, is Kansas City's largest home grown civilian formation team. Founded in 2009 with 4 members, we continue to grow and currently have 14 members of which 10 are FFI (Formation Flying Inc.) carded pilots. The groups home base is Lee's Summit Airport (KLXT).

You may see us in the sky of the Greater KC area practicing, day or night. We have performed locally over Arrowhead Stadium for the Chiefs, Sporting KC, at airshows and at area High School Football games on Friday nights.  We have even been accused of being UFOs from outer space!

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Free Fall Express Skydivers

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Ping Pong Ball Drop
One of the more popular Lake of the Ozarks Air Show events is the Ping Pong Ball Drop. Hundreds of ping pong balls are dropped out of an airplane scattering over the airfield. The kids go out and retrieve the ping pong balls and return them for prizes. A few of the specially marked ping pong balls are marked for large prizes such as Big Surf Waterpark tickets.

   


Kid's Area
Sharing & Caring Foundation and Old Kinderhook are co-sponsoring a designated area for kids to come and play.  Children can bounce all day from 10am-4pm for only $5 per child PLUS when you pay for 2 children you get 1 FREE!  (All children must be in attendance at time of payment and must have wrist band on and visible for re-entry.)

Kent Klowns of Kent Memorial Lutheran Church in Sunrise Beach will hook the kids up with tattoos and bubbles!

The Kids' Area is located next to the First-Aid tent and the Food Court.


Heartland Air Shows - The official Air Boss & Announcers for the Lake of the Ozarks Air Show

Heartland Airshows is a professional airshow development and consulting group. We specialize in small venue and first time events with a primary emphasis on flight operations. We at Heartland Airshows can take your vision of an airshow at your airport literally from concept to after-action-report.

With more than 20 years of airshow and airboss experience including shows with J-3 Cubs and Citabria’s… to the Blues, the T-Birds, the Golden Knights and all the military Tactical Demonstration Teams, Heartland Airshows can help you make your airshow a success.

We will handle all the paperwork required by the FAA.

We will help design your ramp layout for static displays, spectator areas, and the hot pit for performer staging. We will help layout the show line for the appropriate category of aircraft authorized to perform. We will conduct the required pilot safety briefing and then direct all flight operations during the time the waiver is in effect.

And to help make it even easier, we also have a catalog of performers that we have worked with and others that are available to perform at virtually any sized airshow with virtually any sized budget. You can work directly with the performers or we can do all that for you and then you only have to write one check instead of dozens. 

Heartland Airshows will help you pick the lineup that will best fit your needs, wants, requirements and of course, budget. We will also help advise and consult with you in other areas such as a theme for your show, marketing, fund raising, sponsorships, V.I.P.’s, advertising, etc., as well as meeting and briefing with your EMS, Fire and Law Enforcement.

Heartland Airshows also has on its staff one of maybe only two female airshow announcers in the industry. Erin does an outstanding job! And yes, Erin “Fifi” and I are both pilots, and yes, we love airshows. More About Heartland Air Shows