Team RV, the world’s largest airshow team that combines precision formation flying and formation aerobatics, makes its first Oshkosh appearance this summer at EAA AirVenture, slated for July 23-29 at Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh.
Last March 31, Mike Stewart, founder and flight lead of Team RV, and Tad Sarent, flight lead, were in the airshow briefing at Sun ’n Fun, eagerly anticipating the team’s debut at the nation’s second largest airshow.
“This was a big deal for us,” Stewart recalled. But as the briefing got underway, he got a text: One of the team’s planes was upside down, destroyed by the F1 tornado that roared through the grounds.
It’s not often you can do something for the first time, again. Team RV has had a year to anticipate its return to Sun ’n Fun to debut its one-of-a-kind performance before aviation enthusiasts from all over the world.