Wings Over Wausau Planes & Pilots:
Our event will feature many different planes and pilots throughout the weekend. Scroll for a list of our Airshow Performers, along with some of the static displays that will be available for viewing while you visit Wings Over Wausau.
Special thanks to our Airplane Sponsors: Tundraland, Renewal by Andersen and Prevail Bank!
Professional Airshow Performers:
Erik can't remember his first plane ride... because he wasn't born yet! He began "training" at the age of 6. He sat on his father's lap and flew on instruments. Erik was ready for solo at the age of 8 thru the use of a tailor-made seat and control extensions. At age 10, he learned spins, which sparked his lifelong passion for aerobatics.
Erik has worked as a Flight Instructor, an Instructor/Pilot for an air combat school in the AT-6/SNJ and as a Corporate Pilot in Lear Jets, King Airs, etc. He has flown over 170 different makes and models of aircraft. Erik is a full-time farmer, living on the same farm the original settlers log cabin was built... now with grass runways and an airshow practice box!
Bob Richards grew up in Valparaiso, Indiana, watching airshows and flying remote controlled models. He is a graduate of the Purdue University Flight Program, where he received his first aerobatic training in a DeHavilland Chipmunk in 1992. Bob flew his first biplane in 2003 and performed his first airshow in 2006.
Bob's desire for more power was realized when he acquired 'Machaira', a custom built aircraft, producing 325 hp, previously owned by expert designer, builder and airshow performer Doug Dodge.
The Phillips 66 Aerostars have been performing together, side by side at around 250 mph, for more than a decade. And while these guys are precision aerobatic pilots, they stay pretty well grounded. Like many of us, they have a passion they take very seriously: engines. Whether it’s the car they commute in, a vintage restoration project, or the engine in their beloved Extra 300L, they know how to protect them to ensure a long life.
They provide a fast-paced show that is guaranteed to dazzle audiences, leaving the crowd wanting more.
We are excited to offer the public the ability to get up close and personal with various airplanes during our event. Please be respectful of all rules & restrictions while viewing the planes. The following planes will be available at Wings Over Wausau:
Wausau Airport's John Chimel will be offering rides in the Stearman during Wings Over Wausau! Rate is $199 and includes a flight for one passenger. Bookings must be made through the Wausau Airport. Based on availability.