Adrenaline, skill, and daredevil enthusiasm is what it takes to become an aviation performer, but that is just what you will get to experience this June 26 & 27th, 2021! Watch the sky shake as airplanes and aircraft take to the sky for a day of high flying spectacles, stunts that will leave you breathless, and performances that will leave your heart pounding. Thunder Over the Heartland is a new spectacular event for all ages to enjoy! The airshow will take place over Topeka Regional Airport both Saturday and Sunday and will feature a special night show on Saturday, June 26, during the Kicker Country Stampede in the Heartland, an outdoor country music and camping festival held at Country Stampede Festival grounds. Want a chance to win tickets? Or want to purchase yours now? Visit HeartlandAirshow.com >>
Photo credit - Tora, Tora, Tora
Pictured above, Tora Tora Tora, is a "Living History Museum." Known for its history of being the oldest running civilian air show in North America, the pilots take it to the next level with a pyro show you can't see anywhere else. The performance is the Commemorative Air Force's recreation of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor that signaled the beginning of the American involvement in World War II. Designed as a living history lesson, "Tora Tora Tora" is intended as a memorial to all the soldiers on both sides who gave their lives for their countries (Tora Tora Tora website).
Photo credit - Brian Correll S2B Aerobatics
Yes, that is an upside down aircraft not far from the ground! Brian Correll S2B Aerobatics is known for these high-flying and low-flying tricks that will leave you speechless. Flying since 2008, Brian also brings a passion for aviation and hopes to educate and inspire all ages with his performances. The plane is a highly modified Pitts S2S biplane originally created and designed in 1979. With his modifications, Brian is able to experience 8 positive g's and 5 negative g's, fly at speeds over 230 mph and backwards over 60 mph (BrianCorrellAirshows.com)
Photo credit - Black Daggers
An official demonstration team for the U.S. Army Special Operations Command, The Black Daggers are known for their parachute skills as they jump from planes and into the blue horizon. Discover team stunts, colorful smoke filled displays, and night time sparks as they fall back to earth. Specialty chutes allow the team to carry extra weight for performances and show off everything they can before joining you back on the ground (Black Daggers)